Travel to Italy: Papal Rome: Photo 10
"The greatest creation of the Renaissance," according to the Victorian architectural historian, Banister Fletcher. The dome was conceived by Michelangelo, though modified by Giacamo Della Porta and Domenico Fontana. It's an engineering marvel because it rests not on a cylinder of 360 degrees but on four piers cumulating perhaps 180. The view is from the Vatican museum.
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