Italian, literally "seven hundred," it refers to the 1700s ? the eighteenth century, and is often used to refer to Italian art of the time, the end of the Baroque and the beginning of the Neoclassical periods.Italian Terms for the Centuries Italian term Numerically English termduecento 1200s thirteenth centurytrecento 1300s fourteenth centuryquattrocento 1400s fifteenth centurycinquecento 1500s sixteenth centuryseicento 1600s seventeenth centurysettecento 1700s eighteenth centuryottocento 1800s nineteenth centurynovecento 1900s twentieth centurydiecicento 2000s twenty-first century