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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Villa Belvedere was built by Innocent VIII on the high ground overlooking old St Peter’s Basilica, in 1484. The villa is now obscured by a two-storey palace. There are two long wings that connect the Apostolic Palace with the Belvedere Palace. The Belvedere Palace was built as the Villa Belvedere and now accomodates part of the Vatican Museums’ collection.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Apostolic Palace is the official residence of the pope, the head of the Catholic Church, located in Vatican City. Pope Sixtus V built most of the present form of the palace in the 16th century.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A palace situated along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It was built in the second half of the 15th Century by the Bembo family, The palace was renovated, modified and extended over the following centuries, finally taking on its current aspect in the 18th Century. The façade of Palazzo Pisani Moretta is an example of Venetian Gothic floral style.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A large Roman archaeological complex at Tivoli, Italy. The villa was constructed at Tibur (modern-day Tivoli) as a retreat from Rome for Roman Emperor Hadrian during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD. Hadrian is said to have disliked the palace on the Palatine Hill in Rome, leading to the construction of the retreat. Hadrian’s Villa is a vast area of land with many pools, baths, fountains and classical Greek and Roman architecture set in what would have been a mixture of …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A Renaissance palace in Rome, Italy. The palace was designed by Baldassarre Peruzzi in 1532-1536.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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