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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…

Culture in Italy.

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Italian culture is steeped in the arts, family, architecture, music, and food. Home of the Roman Empire and a major center of the Renaissance, culture on the Italian peninsula has flourished for centuries. by livescience.com. Culture of Italy From Wikipedia.com. Italy is considered the birthplace of Western civilization and a cultural superpower Italy has been the starting point of phenomena of international impact such as the Magna Graecia, the Roman Empire, the Roman Catholic Church, the Romanesque, the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the Baroque, the Neo-classicism, the Risorgimento and the European integration. During its history, the nation has given birth to an enormous number of notable people. Both the internal and external faces of Western culture were born on the Italian peninsula, whether one looks at the history of the Christian faith, civil institutions (such as the Senate), philosophy, law, art, science, or social customs and culture. Italy was home to many well-…

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