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Roofs of Italy

While I was studying in Bologna, I lived in an apartment on the second floor, and from the kitchen window I had an amazing view of the roofs of this lovely town. That is how I grew a passion for roofs.


Since immemorial time roofs have been built to protect from the atmospheric agents: wind, rain, snow, sun, etc.


The type of roof depends from the weather of the area where the building is. In Italy the weather conditions differ quite a lot from the South to the North, that is why you can find different roofs. I have collected a few pictures of what I consider the best roofs in Itay.


In the North, near the Alps, where it often snows and it rains a bit more than the South, you can find sloping roofs.


Village in South Tyrol
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In the South terraced roofs are more common.


Ostuni in Puglia, Apulia.
Ph. depositphoto.com/milla74


In Central Italy there are many medieval towns, whose view from above is quite spectacular:


Roofs in Fratta, Todi.
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Roofs in Siena.
Ph. depositphoto.com/martinm303


Green roofs are not very common in Italy, because a part from the South of Italy, there aren’t many terraced roofs. This is in Rome, though:


Green roof in Rome
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Special roofs in Italy

There are also some peculiar roofs around Italy.


The domes of St. Mark Cathedral in Venice.


St. Mark Cathedral, Venice.
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The conical roofs of the trulli in Puglia, made with limestone blocks:


Trulli in Alberobello.
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The Gothic Cathedral in Milan with its 135 spires:


The cathedral in Milan.
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You can also find some beautiful windows on the roofs of Italy. The below is Burano.


Burano. Ph. depositphoto.com/Malgorzata_Kistryn


And finally, my beloved Bologna.


Bologna. Ph. depositphoto.com/deltaoff


Aren’t these roofs enticing? They are so inviting that I would turn into a cat to jump from one roof to the other.


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