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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.

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    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.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Rotunda Room of the Vatican Museum, built by Michelangelo Simonetti during the pontificate of Pope Pius VI in the late 18th century, is modeled after the Pantheon, including an oculus in the ceiling and decorative rosettes in each of the niches in the dome.The floor is made up of intricately designed mosaics from around the 2nd century, having been used to decorate an ancient Roman villa. The walls carry a series of niches for displaying colossal statues, between which are half-columns wh…

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    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.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The “monumental cemetery” or “old cemetery” in Pisa at the northern edge of the Cathedral Square. The name can literally be translated as “Holy Field” because it is said to have been built around a shipload of sacred soil from Golgotha, brought back to Pisa from the Third Crusade. The burial ground lies over the ruins of the old baptistery of the church of Santa Reparata. The building was the fourth and last one to be raised in the Cathedral Square. Construction …

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A 17th century church in Rome, Italy, devoted to St. Catherine of Siena. The first church was first built ca. 1575 and originally belonged to an adjacent convent. Construction of the present church began in 1608. The present facade was completed between 1631-1641.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The fountain is probably located in the Temple of Saturn, an ancient Roman temple to the god Saturn. The ruins stand at the foot of the Capitoline Hill in Rome. The original dedication of the temple is traditionally dated to 497 BC. The temple was completely reconstructed by Munatius Plancus in 42 BC. The present ruins represent the third phase of the Temple of Saturn, which was built after a fire in 360 AD.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A seventeenth-century fountain in Rome, Italy, by the Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Commissioned by his patron, Pope Urban VIII, the fountain is located in the Piazza Barberini, near the entrance to the Palazzo Barberini.

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    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 …

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    One of the imperial forums of Rome, Italy, built by Augustus. It includes the Temple of Mars Ultor. The forum follows the layout of the Forum of Caesar. It was built in 42 BC to commemorate Augustus’ victory at the Batlle of Philippi over the assassins of Julius Caesar. The incomplete forum and its temple were inaugurated in 2 BC.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Castelvecchio is a castle in Verona, Italy, built in the 14th century. It is the most important military construction of the Scaliger dynasty that ruled the city in the Middle Ages. The castle is powerful and compact in its size with very little decoration, one of the most prominent examples of Gothic architecture of the age. The fortress was badly damaged during the Napoleonic Wars. Under the later rule of the Austrians the castle was used as barracks and was later restored in 1923.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Palazzo del Comune, also called Palazzo della Ragione, was built at the end of the twelfth century and is the oldest city hall in Italy. Three major fires in 1218, 1541 and 1723 destroyed large parts of the building, including the original towers. After several modifications, the palace reached its present form. The neo-classical façade facing the Piazza delle Erbe was preserved, while at the rear of the palace at the Piazza dei Signori it appears in a Renaissance style.

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    1910-01-01
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