Itineraries: Piacenza between the 17th and 18th centuries
Since the Farnese family's domination period, Piacenza gradually became the city residence of the aristocracy, which started a continuous and amazing construction of stately palaces (in 1748 there were 123, hosting about 300 noble families). The sumptuous buildings reflected the theatrical and sumptuous taste of the time, and they were commissioned to famous designers and architects, like Ferdinando Bibiena (1657-1743), Luigi Vanvitelli (1700-1773), and Cosimo Morelli (1732-1812). Along with the palaces, religious buildings significantly increased, which lead to Piacenza’s fame as the “city of one-hundred churches”.
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Oct 19, 2016 - Apr 07, 2015