Palazzi dei Rolli is a unique concept of Genoa from 16th and 17th century when palaces and mansions of noble citizens of Genoa were listed in Rolli, and according to this listing owners of the palaces had to serve their city by providing accomodation to statesmen and nobel guests viting Genoa. Today 42 of those palaces are gathered under the protection of Unesco, and many of them may be visited free of charge as they are housing shops, banks, offices etc. Palaces are mainly located on Via Garibaldi and adjustant streets.
Basilica San Miniato al Monte is considered as one of the most beautiful Romanesque buildings in Tuscany with extraordinary and unusual interior. Located behind Piazzale Michelangelo with exciting views over Florence. Every evening at 17:30 you can admire here monks chanting.
No doubt that central point of interest in Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is its imperssive altar - made in gold, gilded silver, precious stones and enamel, is a true masterpiece of Carolingian goldwork.
Sforzesco Castle, one of the most famous monuments in Milan, has seen long historical vicissitudes during the past years. It was demolished, then rebuilt several times, embellished and restored to become a symbol of both happy and dramatic events that are to be found in the historical background of the city. Sforzesco Castle today represents one of the most interesting and entertaining arts centres in Milan, housing several important art and history museums and libraries. Admission to the castle is free of charge, except entrance to museums. One of the top object - last sculpture by Michelangelo - Pieta Rondanini.
Supported by Italian Bankers' Association it has already become a tradition that one day a year some of the works of art and hidden masterpieces kept in the palaces of Italian banks are made available for public, and free of charge. This is a unique opportunity both for italians and tourists to admire variety of trends and tastes in art and architecture of various periods - from 18th century palaces to neo classical buildings, as well a designs of contemporary architects.
Florence offers its visitors several themed walking tours, free of charge. Guides work on a tip basis. Tours depart every day and no prior registration is reguired.
Museo del Novecento is the youngest member in Milan's art family and bears witness to the history of Italian art from the Avantgarde at the beginning of XXth Century to nowadays. Free admission every Friday after 15:30 and every day during two last hours before the closure.
Cimitero Monumentale - cemetary that is famous for its landscape, offers a means of witnessing the passage of various artistic phases and also provides a window on the history of the city. Closed on Mondays.