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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 no coincidence: they are built on the site of a former nurs…
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…
Top Choice Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Piazza Gae Aulenti

Join locals sightseeing at this landmark square named after Italy's most famous female architect. The linchpin of Milan’s Porta Nuova regeneration project, the piazza curves around a huge reflecting pool and is ring…
Architecture in Southern Rome

Rome Convention Centre La Nuvola

Contemporary architecture buffs will appreciate Rome's congress centre, designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, and unveiled in late 2016. The striking building comprises a transparent, glass…
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

Bosco Verticale

Stefano Boeri’s ‘Vertical Forest’ consist of two high rises wrapped around with steel-reinforced balconies planted with hundreds of trees and shrubs. The award-winning, sustainable design takes its inspiration from …
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…
Architecture in Varese

Palazzo Estense

From the 17th century, nobles and the rich, many from Milan, began to build second residences around Varese's historic centre. Of these, the most sumptuous is the Palazzo Estense, completed in 1771 for Francesco III…
Architecture in La Sanità & Capodimonte

Palazzo dello Spagnuolo

In baroque-rich Naples, even staircases can be an event and the masterpiece gracing the courtyard of this palazzo (mansion) is one of its most showstopping. Designed by Ferdinando Sanfelice and dating from 1738, its…