Saturday, 26 October 2013

Sabbioneta and Mantua

These two towns were the small city states common in the 1500s in Italy. Each ruler built very lavish palaces and had lavish collections of Roman art. As each lost control either through war or lack of a male heir, the collections were disbanded.

A typical ceiling.

Some fresco work.

This hall which is as long as a football field. It was filled with art work. The frescos are still intact.

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