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Necropoli di Cerveteri

near Cerveteri, Italy; from the 9th century B.C. at the 8th century B.C. More info on Wikipedia: CerveteriNecropoli della Banditaccia.

At Necropoli della Banditaccia near Cerveteri, photographs by Michele Leonardi.




Sanctuary of the

Cumaean Sibyl

in Cuma, near Naples, Italy; 8th century B.C. More info on Wikipedia: Scavi archeologici di Cuma, Antro della Sibilla Cumana.

"Antro della Sibilla Cumana, profetessa del dio Apollo". Language: Italian.





in Greece; 5th century B.C. More info on WikipediaArchaeological Site of Olympia.


Ostia Antica

Archaelogical Park in Rome, Italy; 6th century B.C. More info on Wikipedia: Scavi archeologici di Ostia Antica.

"Roma di giorno, Ostia Antica", photographs by Michele Leonardi.




Parco dell'Appia Antica

in Rome, Italy; 3th century B.C .(312-264 BC, the "Appian Way") and later. More info on Parco archeologico dell'Appia Antica , Via AppiaParco degli AcquedottiVilla dei QuintiliTombe della Via LatinaCatacombe di San CallistoCatacombe di san SebastianoMausoleo di Cecilia MetellaCirco di Massenzio, etc.

Giavanni Battista Piranesi: "The Paving of the Via Appia Antica, Rome", from "Roman antiquities", 1785.  Source: THE MET - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A. Website:  .




Grotte di Catullo

in Sirmione, Lago di Garda, Italy; 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D. More info on Wikipedia: Grotte di Catullo.


Villa Jovis

in Capri, Gulf of Neaples, Italy; first century A.C. More info on Wikipedia: Villa Jovis.


Villa Adriana

in Tivoli, near Rome, Italy; 2th century AC; architects: Roman imperor Hadrian and others. More info on Wikipedia: Scavi archeologici di Villa Adriana a Tivoli.

At Villa Adriana, near Tivoli. Photograph by Michele Leonardi.


Giavanni Battista Piranesi: "Hadrian's Villa: The Canopus", from "Views of Rome", ca. 1769.  Source: THE MET - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A. Website:  .


Giavanni Battista Piranesi: "View of the Remains of the Praetorian Fort" (the Poecile), Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli; from "Views of Rome", 1770.  Source: THE MET - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A. Website:  .



Teatro di Taormina

in Taormina, Sicily, Italy; 2th century A.C.;

More info on Wikipedia: Ancient theatre of Taormina.


Tikal and the Maya

Biosphere Reserve

in Guatemala; c. first century B.C. More info on Wikipedia:

TikalMaya Biosphere ReservePalenqueCalakmul, etc.

Relief with Enthroned Ruler, Chakalte' Guatemalan or Mexican, late 8th century. Source: THE MET - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A. Website: .


Documentary: "La plus grande cité maya découverte".  Language: French.



Angkor Wat

in Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia; 12th century. 

More info on Wikipedia: Angkor Wat.

"Heaven on Earth: The Story of God", National Geographic.



Osaka Castle

in Osaka, Japan; c. 1583. More info on Wikipedia: 大阪城.


Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg, Germany; c. 1689. 

More info on Wikipedia: Heidelberger Schloss.

Image taken from the book: "L'art des jardins: parcs, jardins, promenades" of Alfred-Auguste Ernouf,  year 1886. Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France, website: .



Garden of Ninfa

near Latina, Italy; 10th century; 1921: the garden). 

More info on Wikipedia: Giardini di Ninfa.

"Il fiume Ninfa nei pressi del ponte di legno", photograph by Mentnafunangann. Source: Wikipedia.


"All'Oasi di Ninfa", photographs by Michele Leonardi.


Hanging Gardens

in Rome

Italy. More info on Wikipedia: Villa Aldobrandini in Rome etc.


Hanging Gardens

of Babylon

More info on Wikipedia: Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

"Secrets of Ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon", H-History. 

Language: English.


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Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is on line since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation strarting from 2012, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi, Ahmed Elgazzar, and last but not least the kind Staff of Ionos.   M.L.

















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