Although the Baroque adventure spans all over Europe, the "capital" cities of such style are alla in Italy: Noto in Sicily, Lecce in Apulia and Torino in Piedmont. The architectural features are pretty much the same in all these places where the so called "grandeur" was the guideline to impress the visitors.
Torino is a blessed city. Most of the conteporary architectures are well inserted within the city context and allow keeping the original elegance by also experimenting contemporary and innovative architecture.
I am spending my weekends roaming around on the Alps, the hillside of Langhe, Monferrato and Roearo, the Lake district and many other places I have always underestimated or neglected.
If you are planning to go viti Italy, sooner or later, don't forget to include this site into your agenda. It's the amazing Crypt of St. Anastasius in Asti.
Among the most amazing buildings in Piedmont Region (north west Italy) a special place is taken by a Romanesque-Gothic abbey built more than 1000 year ago on the very top of the Pirchiriano Mount, at 962 meters above the sea level (3.156 ft) called “Sacra di San Michele” (Holy Abbey of Saint Michael).
The Italian Architect Renzo Piano disseminated the world with his creative buildings, thought out and designed with his own style and with his own touch, which is what makes them unmistakable even if you are not familiar with his work
For many the Dome of St. Lawrence in Torino is simply the masterpiece of the Baroque architecture. For others, there is message hidden between arches and the widows. Can you find it?