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Landmarks in Italy

Venezia Nuova district of Livorno town

Ferdinando II de' Medici considered, in 1629, the opportunity to enlarge the town of Livorno, on project by Giovanni Battista Santi, toward north in an area included among Fortezza Vecchia and Fortezza Nuova, in order to give an adequate space to the maritime and commercial activities. There was the need to build a mercantile district, close to Porto Mediceo,...

Abbey San Biagio di Piobbico

The Abbey of San Biagio di Piobbico was a former Roman Catholic monastery located in a rural site in the frazione of Piobbico, within the limits of the commune of Sarnano, in the province of Macerata, region of Marche. Originally the site had a chapel dedicated to Santa Maria inter rivoira (or between the rivers), since it was located between...

Valvisciolo Abbey

Valvisciolo Abbey is a Cistercian monastery in the province of Latina, central Italy. It is an example of rigorous Romanesque-Cistercian architecture. It is supposed that this abbey was founded in the 12th century by the Greek monks and occupied and restored by the Templars in the 13th century. When in the 14th century this order was dissolved, the Cistercians replaced...

San Felice Circeo

San Felice Circeo is a village in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy. It is included in that Circeo National Park. Sites include the Grotta Guattari, one of the oldest Neanderthal man finding sites in Italy. The village of San Felice Circeo has a very ancient history, which begins with the men of Neanderthal. During the centuries the...

Gaeta town in Central Italy

Gaeta is a picturesque coastal town in South Lazio in Central Italy, situated near to the southern border of Lazio and the Campania region. It has a dramatic scenic backdrop the Aurunci Mountains and is surrounded by the deep blue sparkling sea. Gaeta is built on a peninsula which reaches out into the Tyrrhenian Sea.  On one side it encloses the spectacular Gulf of...

Montecassiano medieval village

Founded in the 5th century, perhaps by people fleeing from the near Roman town Ricina, Montecassiano stands on the top of a hill at 215 m above sea level, overlooking the plain traversed by the Potenza River. The ancient urban structure is still preserved: its inner small roads, like concentric circles, orderly twist until the town’s highest point, Piazza...

The Castle Pallotta in Caldarola medieval town

From the top of the hill, it rises over Caldarola an evocative fairy overview. The castle was built during the second half of 9th century, it was radically changed during the end of 16th century when the Cardinal Evangelista Pallotta wanted it to turn into a majestic and harmonious renaissance building; the Cardinal would use it as his own...

Bevagna medieval town

Located in the very heart of Umbria, Bevagna is on the western edge of the plain of Foligno, at the foot of the hills where Montefalco rises, near a bend in the Timia River. An ancient Umbrian centre, the first documentation of it coincides with the Roman conquest of Umbria, when the Romans took over the area and built the...

Chioggia a Little Venice

Chioggia is a coastal town in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The town is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice about 25 kilometres south of Venice. The most ancient documents naming Chioggia date from the 6th century AD, when it was part of the Byzantine Empire. Chioggia is a miniature version...

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