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Top Choice Notable Building in Siena

Libreria Piccolomini

Cardinal Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini, archbishop of Siena (later Pope Pius III), commissioned the building and decoration of this hall off the north aisle of the Duomo in 1492 to house the books of his uncle, E…
Top Choice Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Fondazione Feltrinelli

Herzog & de Meuron’s first public building in Italy is a combination of two elongated, slanted structures that look reminiscent of a greenhouse. That’s not a coincidence as they are built on the site of a former…
Top Choice Architecture in Turin

Museo Casa Mollino

Architect-designer-artist Carlo Mollino is perhaps Turin's most intriguing son, a quintessentially 20th-century Torinese. The little-known Museo Casa Mollino is a testament to his deliriously lush aesthetic, his ski…
Architecture in Southern Rome

Rome Convention Centre La Nuvola

Contemporary architecture buffs will appreciate Rome's brand-new congress centre, designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, and unveiled with much pomp and ceremony in late 2016. The striking b…
Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Palazzo Lombardia

Lombardy’s regional headquarters, this glinting, 161m, glass-and-steel skyscraper was the city’s first audacious step towards the contemporary skyline that now characterises Porta Nuova. Designed by New York’s Pei C…
Architecture in Genoa

Franco Albini Apartment

One of Italy's best loved 20th-century architects, Franco Albini was a key figure in the restoration of Genova's palazzi in the post-war period. The third floor of the Palazzo Rosso hides an Italian mid-century gem …
Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Stazione Centrale

Annually, nearly 100 million people pass through these hulking portals and onto train platforms beneath a cinematic cylindrical glass roof. Begun in 1912 but finally realised between 1925 and 1931, the station's ext…
Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

UniCredit Tower

Italy’s tallest skyscraper (231m) is home to it’s largest bank, Unicredit, which occasionally allows the public to visit its dramatic top-deck viewing gallery. Designed by architect César Pelli, the building has won…
Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Torre Pirelli

Construction began in 1956 on Milan’s tallest grattacielo (skyscraper). The 32-storey Pirelli Tower sits on the site of the company’s 19th-century factory, symbolically bookending Italy’s industrial heyday. The smoo…
Notable Building in Milan

Fiera Milano

Massimiliano Fuksas’ brilliantly engineered exhibition space was built on the Agip oil refinery in Rho-Pero, around 40 minutes out of town by metro. In action since 2006, its billowing glass-and-steel sail floats ov…