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Italy is probably the country with the greatest wealth of monuments and architectural works on the planet. Along with Greece, it is home to an incomparable number of works whose richness tells the story of all the past centuries and the origin of our present civilisation.   

From the majesty of the Colosseum in Rome to the imposing Cathedral of Monreale in Palermo, every corner of the country breathes history and art. In our series of discovering the countries where Record go Mobility is located (you can also discover Greece and its monuments, or Portugal through its monuments), we approach Italy through some of its most emblematic monuments. And, between architectural work and essential monument to visit, take into account another of our approaches to the Hellenic region: a review of Italian gastronomy.


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Get to know Italy through… Its monuments  



Colosseum (Rome): The amphitheatre of epic battles


The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, stands as an imposing testament to the architectural and cultural grandeur of ancient Rome. Built in the 1st century AD, this stone colossus has witnessed countless gladiatorial battles and public events. Its iconic structure, with a capacity of over 50,000 spectators, transports you to a time of splendour and intense emotions. Visiting the Colosseum, you can feel the resonance of the applause that once filled its stands and explore the corridors where history unfolded in epic drama.  

Colosseum (Rome)




Trevi Fountain (Rome): The most majestic and romantic corner of the historic centre


Immersed in the magic of the Eternal City, the Trevi Fountain is a baroque masterpiece that captivates with its splendour and symbolism. Built in the 18th century, this monumental fountain is known for being the scene of wishes fulfilled. Throwing a coin in its waters guarantees a return to Rome, two coins promise a new romance, and three, a longed-for marriage. The Trevi Fountain is not only a testament to artistic skill, but also a place where fantasy meets reality.  

Fontana di Trevi



Duomo di Milano: The Gothic jewel of Northern Italy


In the heart of Milan, the Duomo di Milano stands like an architectural jewel dominating the skyline. This Gothic cathedral, built over six centuries, impresses with its elaborately decorated façade and intricate sculptures. From its terraces, it offers a panoramic view of the city, allowing visitors to appreciate the fusion of old and new. Whether admiring its stained glass windows or ascending its spiral staircase, the Duomo di Milano is an experience that transports you to the heights of artistic grandeur.  

Duomo di Milano



Ponte Vecchio (Florence): The Bridge of Lovers


Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is home to the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge that crosses the Arno River. What makes it exceptional is its line-up of shops and workshops along its walkways, where goldsmiths and jewellers display their creations. In addition to its unique architecture, the Ponte Vecchio is known as the “bridge of lovers”, where couples seal their love by placing padlocks on the railings and throwing the key into the river. This historic bridge is not only a crossing over serene waters, but also a symbol of the romance that permeates the city.  

Ponte Vecchio Florencia



Monreale Cathedral (Palermo): A Norman treasure in Sicily


On the sunny island of Sicily, the Cathedral of Monreale emerges as a Norman architectural treasure. Built in the 12th century, this cathedral combines Byzantine, Arabic and Norman elements in a unique amalgam of styles. Its gilded mosaics and intricate columns narrate biblical stories and historical events with an elegance that leaves visitors in awe. Monreale Cathedral is a reminder of the rich cultural heritage that has shaped this region over the centuries.  

Monreale Palermo