Italian Gothic Architecture Period was influenced by Romanesque style. Its development started in the early 12th century (with the later Romanesque period).
Gothic style was used primarily in the construction of churches and cathedrals; the heavy constructions from periods before were changed to stone skeleton with columns, they become bigger than any other building in Europe.
Most churches in Gothic period used the Latin Cross Pan, with expansive areas for the windows and some of them with decorative sculptural designs; in the façade, you’ll notice the difference with other buildings at a glance. They were designed to demonstrate the might of God and what the place represents.
In Italy, gothic Architecture has its own characteristics, mainly in decoration, the use of polychrome, inside and outside buildings, with the use of symmetrical plan and equilibrated proportions.
Two of the most famous example Gothic Architecture in Italy are the Milan Cathedral and the Orvieto Cathedral (Duomo di Orvieto). The Duomo di Milano took almost six centuries to be finished and it is considered as the fourth-highest church in the world.
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