During the Italian Renaissance there was a return to the classics . The used of the classical order is revive but with a few new trick up there sleeves the renaissance gives birth to wonderful work of arts such as the Basilica di San Pietro in Vatican city. One of the biggest churches ever built this beautiful church takes up 5.7 acres and has a capacity of 60,000 people. Probably the most remarkable part of this basilica is the dome. The dome was designed by Michelangelo who then became the chief architect in 1546 by the time of his death in 1564 he had completed as far as the drum . The dome which is built out of brick has a diameter of 138.8 ft and rises 395 ft. One of the greatest sculptors of the renaissance would have to Bernini creating wonderful work of arts such as David, and the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. Although Bernini was an architect he is far more well known for his sculptures.