Ancient Buildings You Should See in Italy

What crosses your mind when you are visiting Italy? If you are going for the first time, you will definitely think of the Roman Empire, one of the greatest and most influential civilizations in the world. In our modern world, Italy is still a powerful country. It is also an incredible travel destination.

There are lots of wonderful things to see and do in Italy. However, we will always recommend that you prioritize seeing some of the ancient buildings in the country. The architectural wonders of Italy are something to behold, and here are some ancient buildings you must see:

Saint Mark Basilica, Venice  

This building was originally started in the 9th century with the purpose of housing the remains of Saint Mark. It was completed in 1807 as the official Venice cathedral. With its 8000 square meters worth of mosaic and its epic domes, this is one of the world’s most popular cathedrals.

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence

Simply called the Florence Cathedral, this is the most prominent structure of the elegant skyline of Florence. It is the fourth largest cathedral in the world and part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Villa d’Este, Tivoli  

Located just in the outskirt of Rome, this was once a Franciscan monastery. It has since been turned into a museum, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists annually.

Duomo di Milano

This is definitely the most visited building in Milan. You must have seen it in movies, and you certainly should see it in real life whenever you get to Italy. It can best be described as a huge gothic cathedral. It is believed that this large building can comfortably host 40,000 people at a time. The ageless cathedral is covered by white and pink marble.

The Colosseum

Rome has a lot of ancient buildings, but this is most likely the most famous of all. The spectacular amphitheater was completed under the rule of Titus, in 80 AD. It is believed to be the biggest amphitheater built by the Roman Empire, and can comfortably hold up to 50,000 spectators at a time. Having survived several centuries, the colosseum looks too good for its age.

There you have it! Above are some of the most amazing ancient buildings you need to see in Italy. The Romans are known for their architectural prowess. They have built some of the iconic structures across the country. If you are planning a vacation to Italy, it is important that you visit any of these ancient buildings. You will be amazed by what awaits you.