20 masterpieces not to miss in Italy, one per region!

Italy is the top country in the world for cultural, historical and architectural heritage. We know that that’s no news to anyone, everyone knows that, but for Italians this is always a reason for pride, something we like to be reminded of. And it’s always a great feeling for us to think that, because you will find precious pieces of art at pretty much every street corner, tourists who come to Italy will be spoilt for choice — so much so that they might feel slightly disoriented and confused when they have to choose where to go visit! This is why we are here to help: we picked 20 art masterpieces you really shouldn’t miss in Italy, one for each region. Tourists from all over the world, feel free to print out this article, and use it to plan an amazing Italian tour: your journey will be truly unforgettable!

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo. Where: Cappella Sistina in Rome, Lazio. (Flickr Giovanni Piras)
The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli. Where: Galleria Degli Uffizi, Florence. Tuscany. (Flickr: Pietro Zanarini)
The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Where: Milan, Lombardy.
The Veiled Christ. Where: Cappella San Severo, Naples, Campania. (Flickr)
Riace Bronzes. Where: Riace, Reggio Calabria.
Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. Where: Assisi, Umbria. (Flickr Roberto Ricci)
Valle dei Templi. Where: Agrigento, Sicily. (Flickr stefano)
Cappella degli Scrovegni. Where: Padova, Veneto.
Trulli. Where: Puglia. (Flickr Marcantonio Fiume)
Casa Depero. Where: Mart Museum, Trento, Trentino Alto Adige. (Flickr Mart)
Sacra Sindone. Where: Turin, Piemonte. (Flickr: Rosario Imparato)
Sassi di Matera. Where: Matera, Basilicata. (Flickr Rene Carrere)
Grotte di Toirano. Where: Savona, Liguria.
Roman Theatre of Aosta. Where: Val d'Aosta. (Flickr Schiapparelli)
Leopardi House. Where: Recanati, Marche. (Flickr mmfashionphoto)
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. Where: Ravenna, Emilia Romagna. (Flickr, edk7)
"Navità" in Chiesa S. Maria della Concezione. Where: Molise.
Tempio di Antas. Where: Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardinia. (Flickr marta)
Ovidio excavations + house. Where: Sulmona, Abruzzo.
Allegoria della nobiltà e della virtù che trionfano sull'ignoranza, masterpiece by Giambattista Tiepolo. Where: Friuli Venezia Giulia.

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