il colonnato

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun il colonnato, which means colonnade or arcade. What is the most famous colonnade in Rome: the one located in the Piazza San Pietro! The colonnades were realized by the famous Italian sculptor, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. If you have ever been to Rome, you know that Bernini’s hand can be see all over the city! See the noun used below:

Il colonnato di Piazza San Pietro nella Città del Vaticano è uno dei colonnati più conosciuti al mondo. La disposizione delle colonne simboleggia l’abbraccio della Chiesa cattolica a tutti i credenti. Sapevate che se vi posizionate in un punto specifico della piazza, non vedete più le due file del colonnato ma solo una?

The colonnade of St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City is one of the most well-known colonnade in the world. The layout of the columns symbolizes the Catholic Church’s embrace of all believers. Did you know that if you position yourself at a specific point in the square, you no longer see two rows of columns but only one?

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