Episcopal costume and insignia. The mitre, the cross, the superhumeral, the ring, the gloves, the shoes.
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The celebrated bridge of the Rialto was built under the government of the Doge Pascal Cicogna
The church Santa Maria della Salute is a Baroque church in the Sestiere Dorsoduro in Venice at the entrance to the Grand Canal.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
St. Peter’s as the most splendid monument of religion and art
The Castel del Monte is a building from the time of the Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250) in Apulia in south-eastern Italy.
This Arch was a tribute of gratitude to the Emperor Trajan, and was erected in the year 115 A. D.
The Strada maggiore is a street leading from the gate of the same name to the centre of the city
A picturesque tour of Italy, from drawings made in 1816-1817 by James Hakewill and William Turner.
Lake Lugano is a glacial lake with Mediterranean climate, between the Canton of Ticino in Switzerland and Lombardy in Italy.
The Palazzo Vecchio (“old palace”), as the seat of the city parliament, represented the center of secular power in 14th century Florence.