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Top Choice Notable Building in Siena

Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala

This former hospital, parts of which date from the 13th century, was built as a hospice for pilgrims travelling the Via Francigena pilgrimage trail. Its highlight is the upstairs Pellegrinaio (Pilgrim's Hall), with …
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 Sciacca

Palazzo Steripinto

This most imposing of Sciacca's palazzi is recognisable by its diamond-point rustication and twin-mullioned windows. It was built in the Catalan-Gothic style at the beginning of the 16th century.To the palazzo's sou…
Notable Building in Forio & the West Coast

La Colombaia

One of the joys of coming to Ischia is experiencing its untamed rural character, a feeling exemplified by handsome neo-Renaissance villa La Colombaia. It's little wonder, perhaps, as this is the former bachelor pad …
Architecture in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Foro Italico

At the foot of the heavily wooded Monte Mario, the Foro Italico is a grandiose Fascist-era sports complex, centred on the Stadio Olimpico, Rome’s 70,000-seat football stadium. Most people pass through en route to a …
Notable Building in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Villa Aldobrandini

If you’re in need of a breather around Via Nazionale or are in search of somewhere for a picnic, then take Via Mazzarino off the main road and walk up the steps, past 2nd-century ruins, where you’ll find a graceful,…
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 Ferrara

Palazzo Municipale

Linked to the castle by an elevated passageway, the 13th-century crenellated Palazzo Municipale was the Este family home until they moved next door to the castle in the late 15th century. Nowadays, it’s largely occu…
Architecture in Duomo & San Babila

Highline Galleria

Catching on to the New York trend of highline walkways, in 2015 Milan opened up access to a series of rooftop walkways traversing the grand steel-and-glass structure of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arc…
Notable Building in Navigli & Porta Romana

Superstudio Più

A multifunctional space with more than 10,000 sq metres for design, fashion and entertainment shows. Check out its website for the year-round calendar of events. During the Salone del Mobile, exhibits, events and pa…