The Early Italian Renaissance

The Renaissance Architecture takes some characteristics from Greek and Roman, was developed in Florence, Italy and spread in the whole of Europe. Known as Quattrocento, The Early Renaissance in Italy, was dedicated to explore and establish the rules for the construction and adopted the influences of Classical details.

The characteristics of Renaissance Architecture can be noticed in the plan square, the symmetrical façade, the columns as the influence of Roman ones: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, etc.; the arches semi-circular, the domes, the painting ceilings.

The Basilica di San Lorenzo in Florence, constructed by Brunelleschi, a typical character in Renaissance, is one of the most representative buildings for that era.

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