Northern Italy Including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and Routes Through France, Switzerland, and Austria; Handbook for Travellers

Northern Italy Including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and Routes Through France, Switzerland, and Austria; Handbook for Travellers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...Sala del Trionfo di Giulio Cesare, so called from the series of nine paintings by Andrea Mantegna, now at Hampton Court; two rooms with elegant grotesques (adjoined by a loggia and the neglected old hanging garden); Stanza del Giove, with a ceiling-painting by Giulio Romano; Sala di Troia, with frescoes by Giulio Romano (poorly restored in 1846); and Sala dei Marmi, tastefully decorated in the style of the.ancient thermae.--Next on the left comes the Loggia, with a view of the Castello di Corte, Ponte San Giorgio, Lago Inferiore, and Lago di Mezzo. On the right we overlook the Cavallerizza, or tilt-yard, with its twisted columns, which was designed by Giulio Romano.--We proceed through the Sala Dei Fiori to the Gallehia Della Mostra, at one time occupied by the natural history museum, which retains traces of its old ceiling-painting by Giulio Romano.--We are finally conducted to the Dwarfs' Apartments (Appartamento dei Nani), adapted to the size of their inmates.--The Salome Dell' Armeria, the meeting-place of the council of Mantua convened by Pius II. in U59, and afterwards an armoury, is rarely shown. The vaulted passage near the N.E.' end of the Piazza Sordello leads to the right to the Piazza Castello, in which rises the Castello di Corte (PI. 6, 2; adm. in the morning only), the old castle of the Gonzagas, built in 1395-1406 by Bartolino Ploti (p. 462). Several of the rooms on the first floor (staircase on the left) were decorated after 1460 with frescoes by Mantegna, but none have been preserved except those in the camera Degli Sposi (1474), which are among his finest creations. Three scenes on the entrance-wall represent Lodovico Gonzaga meeting his son Franeesco (afterwards cardinal) on-his return from Rome. Above the door is a tablet...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236493591
  • 9781236493590