Art and Architecture
The architecture of a region develops from the history, landscape and the climate in which it is conceived. The great mansions of Perugia, half-timbered farms of Normandy, the white alleyways of Andalucía and the mosaic covered churches of Sicily, all are the products of a mixture of warm or wet skies, foreign influence and political necessity. By walking through the countryside and the built environment we can see exactly how all the cultural elements of the area are interlinked.
Artisitic expression is similarly a product of the political and cultural history of the people. We visit many great works of art, either in city museums or found serendipitously in the country churches; fine examples of long term trends which now help to define a people.