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Italy, Land of Arts

by Lumyong Pichanee
(Thailand)

Milan's Duomo, the Cathedral from the Gothic era

Milan's Duomo, the Cathedral from the Gothic era

Milan's Duomo, the Cathedral from the Gothic era Venice at Night Cremona: Antonio Stradivari (top), Violinist in violin museum (bottom) Vatican City, Sistine Chapel (left)

Since the class of Arts History in my secondary school, from which I'd learned that there are countless architecture from many eras located in Italy, I’ve always wished to visit there someday.

One of the places I wish to visit is Milano's Duomo, the Cathedral from the Gothic era which took nearly 6 centuries to finish! Also Venice, which has been said to be one of the most charming places, which I have no doubt is why Antonio Vivaldi could write so many elaborate pieces since he lived in such a gorgeous place.

Not only the magnificent architecture, but the sculptures and paintings are also delicately done. So in my opinion, Italy is the Land of Arts!

It doesn’t surprise me why Italy possesses so many masterpieces, since there were countless artists living there. Leonardo da Vinci, one of the world's geniuses, also lived there. Although his most famous painting, Mona Lisa, is displayed in the Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) in France, he also left some pieces of his work in Vatican City, Rome (also mysterious).

Apart from the famous sightseeing spots like Milano, Rome, or Venice, I also wish I could visit Cremona. It has been said to be the place of fine violins. : )

I will now end my online story here. Thank you for reading.

p.s. I recommend that you read "Angels & Demons" if you like mysteries/thrillers, as it took place in the Vatican (and nearby). While I was reading the paragraph which mentions places or sculptures, I always wished it would be great if there were a capture or illustration of them. Anyway, it was one of the good novels. :)

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