0 Likes

Basilica dell'Osservanza
Tuscany

wikipedia: The Basilica dell'Osservanza is a church on the outskirts of Siena, Italy. It was built around 1490 probably designed by Francesco di Giorgio and was expanded between 1495 and 1496 by Magnifico Despota Pandolfo Petrucci.


Built in the Renaissance style, the original complex was damaged during the Siege of Siena in 1554 and after it was rebuilt in the Baroque period and restored between 1922 and 1932. During the Second World War it was almost totally destroyed by American bombing on January 23 1944, but in an ambitious post-war reconstruction project the original basilica was able to be rebuilt through photographs and evidence presented by the monks of the monastery.

View More »

Copyright: Wojciech Sadlej
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10884x5442
Taken: 17/07/2010
Uploaded: 04/03/2011
Updated: 17/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: basilica dell'osservanza; dell'osservanza; basilica; church; itlay; tuscany; siena; wojtar; sadlej; osservanza
comments powered by Disqus

Wojciech Sadlej
Oratory of Saint Roch
Markus Kaeppeli
Italy Toscana Siena Cortile Interno Via Montanini
Wojciech Sadlej
Piazza Salimbeni
Carsten T. Rees
Siena, Piazza Salimbeni, Oldest Bank in the World - Banca Monte Dei Paschi - and Statue of Sallustio Bandini
Carsten Arenz
Siena - Piazza Salimbeni
Carsten Arenz
Siena - Salimbeni Square
Markus Kaeppeli
Italy Toscana Siena Piazza Salimbeni
Markus Kaeppeli
Italy Toscana Siena Piazza Giacomo Matteotti
Piazza Salimbeni, Siena
Karl Heinz Eisele
Siena del campo
Carsten Arenz
Siena - Piazza del Campo 3
Uwe Buecher
Casa di Santa Caterina, Siena
Marcio Cabral
Sao Bento Waterfall Startrail Vortex
Travel-Sphere.com
The Old Market [Siem Reap, Cambodia]
Travel-Sphere.com
Sunset from Pre Rup (Prae Roup, Angkorian Temple) [Cambodia]
Kengo Shimizu
Rokko Shidare Observatory
Gorazd Bajt
Tolminka gorge - Devils bridge - under
Sebastian Bauer
Atatürk giant Monument under Construction on 26 November 2011 with Photographer
Malinnikov Ruslan
Trebinje, Trebišnjica river in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sebastian Bauer
Atatürk giant Monument under Construction on 30 November 2011
Veros Plakiotis
347 Rome Piazza San Pietro The Square Was Designed By Gian Lorenzo Bernini In 1667 Basilica Di San Pietro Entrance
Martin Broomfield
Seaweed Shamba (Garden), Matemwe, Zanzibar
Pawel Rozenek
South Stack Lighthouse
Brian Carey
Cape Spear and the Milky Way 360 by Brian Carey
Wojciech Sadlej
Palm Sunaday in open-air museum in Sierpc
Wojciech Sadlej
Castle of the Mazovian Dukes in Ciechanow
Wojciech Sadlej
Foksal 15, The gate
Wojciech Sadlej
Burnt wooden house, room 2
Wojciech Sadlej
Burnt wooden house, room 4
Wojciech Sadlej
Modlin Fortress, warehouse
Wojciech Sadlej
The waterfalls of Pisgana / Adamello-Presanella Alps
Wojciech Sadlej
Targowa 50/52 - Museum of Praga
Wojciech Sadlej
Museum of John Paul II and Primate Wyszynski -2-
Wojciech Sadlej
MWP19
Wojciech Sadlej
Piłsudski Square in Warsaw
Wojciech Sadlej
Treblinka - German extermination camp
More About Tuscany

The Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions, is known throughout the world for its Landscapes and for the Works of Art that it houses (It is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance). Six localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the Historical Center of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa with the Leaning Tower and the Val d'Orcia. It is in the central Italy and borders with Emilia Romagna (north), Marche and Umbria (east) and Lazio (South). The West coast is bathed from the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea; here we can find the islands of the Tuscan archipelago including the island of Elba. The regional capital is Florence and the other provinces are: Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.