Attractions

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 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 is one of its most showstopping. Designed by Ferdinando Sanfelice and dating from 1738, its double-ra…
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’ consists of two high-rise apartment blocks wrapped around with steel-reinforced balconies planted with hundreds of trees and shrubs. The award-winning, sustainable design takes its …
Architecture in La Sanità & Capodimonte

Palazzo Sanfelice

Ferdinando Sanfelice’s debut staircase is this double-ramped diva inside the Palazzo Sanfelice. Upon its completion in 1726 it became the talk of the town, and from then on there was no stopping Sanfelice, who perfe…
Architecture in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Galleria Umberto I

Recalling Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Naples' most famous 19th-century arcade is a breathtaking pairing of richly adorned neo-Renaissance fronts and a delicate glass ceiling capped by a lofty 56m dome. Compl…