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Ipse dixit: In Italy the Renaissance.

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In Italy, for three hundred years under the Borgias, there has been war, terror, crime, bloodshed. But they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo, the Renaissance "il Rinascimento". In Switzerland they lived in brotherly love, they had 500 years of peace and democracy. And what did they produce? The cuckoo clock. Orson Welles

The Renaissance in Venice - Il Rinascimento a Venezia.
At the end of the fifteenth-century canons of Renaissance architecture also began to appear, for example in Ca 'Dario and Palazzo Corner Spinelli, the latter of Mauro Codussi, a pioneer of this style in Venice. Ca 'Vendramin Calergi, which is one of his masterpieces and now houses the Venice Casino, reveals a transition now complete: the large and numerous openwork windows are round and flanked by columns of the three classic orders. The references to classical architecture are more evident in the work of Jacopo Sansovino, who arrived from Rome in 1527: on the Grand Canal, in addition to the Fabbr…

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