On June 21st Galileo Galilei Italian Institute organized the seminar “Italian historical architectural heritage” about Italian architecture at Chongqing University. Speaker of the seminar was Francesca Hensgens, a Master student at the University of Pisa. Francesca is an expert on the Italian cultural heritage and is currently an exchange student at Chongqing University to study the requalification of Ciqikou.
Francesca introduced Italy as one of the countries with more history and architecture in the world. Since the time of the Etruscans, Greeks and Romans buildings, palaces, roads, bridges, and aqueducts have been built in Italy. Over time, Italy has changed different architectural styles: Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassical, Neo-Gothic and so on. Many structures and architectures have remained until today, undergoing restoration, expansion, and reconstruction.、
Foreign and Chinese students along with some professors that attended the seminar were very impressed by how many buildings and places are part of the UNESCO heritage, and how a small country but with a lot of history like Italy have developed this vastness of different architectural styles.