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N 25 B 5.1K C 75 E Jul 31, 2015 F Aug 6, 2015
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The town Is CITTADELLA....

The main attraction of
Cittadella
is a tour of the ramparts (camminamento di ronda). The high town wall, almost a mile in circumference, is in the process of being restored, and in 2004 it opened to the public, with an admission charge. At the time of writing there is still an unrestored section of wall, but visitors can walk around half of the town's perimeter before retracing their steps to exit. On Sundays an additional stretch of wall is opened up. The walk is fairly safe, with railings provided, but would probably be nerve-racking for families with very small children. Older children should love it - but under-16s must be accompanied at all times. The walls close on Tuesdays and at lunchtime, and opening times vary according to day and season; they can be found on the 'tourist board' section of the town website (see links panel). Note that the last admission is three-quarters of an hour before closing time.

The rampart walk provides great views down onto the medieval town centre and on a clear day to the north you can see the Dolomites, which in winter and spring make a dramatic snow-topped background to the town. Parts of the area outside the walls and moat is sadly less picturesque: a typical Veneto scene of sprawled modern industrial, commercial and housing developments. There are four entrance gateways to the old town: one at each of the points of the compass.
Cittadella
is a small town (population 18,000) in the Veneto region of north-east Italy, in the province of Padua (Provincia di Padova). It is notable for its remarkable medieval fortifications - the centre of town is enclosed within a tall circular wall, studded with towers and ringed by a moat. It was constructed for military purposes by the Commune of Padua in 1220, not long after their rival city Treviso constructed similar - but square - fortifications at nearby Castelfranco Veneto.
For more informations:
www.italyheaven.co.uk/veneto/cittadella.html

Cittadella was erected in 1220, at the time of the wars between the communes, by order of the city of Padua in order to build a fortified outpost that would defend its territory.

It was built in successive stages in a polygonal shape on orthogonal axes through the construction of 32 large and small towers, with the formation of a protective moat and with four drawbridges next to the four entrance gates.

Its walls, 14 to 16 metres (46 to 52 ft) tall, were built with the "box masonry": two parallel walls filled with a sturdy core of stones and hot slaked lime totaling a thickness of about 2.10 metres (6.9 ft).

The walls today are all intact except for a stretch destroyed in the 16th century during the Cambrai war, and the skilled detail of the construction are still easily visible. It has as many as seven different construction techniques characterized by the alteration of courses in brick and those in river rocks mixed with brick can be recognized.
For the Restoration of the fortified system:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cittadella

FOR THE PLACE:
wikimapia.org/#lang=it&lat=45.648488&lon=11.78463...


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N 14 B 929 C 8 E Jul 31, 2015 F Aug 1, 2015
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HERE THE PANORAMA OF THE OLD TOWN INSIDE THE WALLS: on the background you can see part of the medieval walls and the Iberici Hills....

Cittadella
is a small town (population 18,000) in the Veneto region of north-east Italy, in the province of Padua (Provincia di Padova). It is notable for its remarkable medieval fortifications - the centre of town is enclosed within a tall circular wall, studded with towers and ringed by a moat. It was constructed for military purposes by the Commune of Padua in 1220, not long after their rival city Treviso constructed similar - but square - fortifications at nearby Castelfranco Veneto.
For more informations:
www.italyheaven.co.uk/veneto/cittadella.html

Cittadella was erected in 1220, at the time of the wars between the communes, by order of the city of Padua in order to build a fortified outpost that would defend its territory.

It was built in successive stages in a polygonal shape on orthogonal axes through the construction of 32 large and small towers, with the formation of a protective moat and with four drawbridges next to the four entrance gates.

Its walls, 14 to 16 metres (46 to 52 ft) tall, were built with the "box masonry": two parallel walls filled with a sturdy core of stones and hot slaked lime totaling a thickness of about 2.10 metres (6.9 ft).

The walls today are all intact except for a stretch destroyed in the 16th century during the Cambrai war, and the skilled detail of the construction are still easily visible. It has as many as seven different construction techniques characterized by the alteration of courses in brick and those in river rocks mixed with brick can be recognized.
For the Restoration of the fortified system:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cittadella

FOR THE PLACE:
wikimapia.org/#lang=it&lat=45.648488&lon=11.78463...


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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…
they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
[Henry Cartier Bresson]
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Please don't use any of my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission.
© All rights reserved

Tags:   Cittadella Cittadella panorama Medieval walls Cittadella mediaval walls Veneto region Italy

N 23 B 1.9K C 61 E Jul 31, 2015 F Aug 1, 2015
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The main attraction of
Cittadella
is a tour of the ramparts (camminamento di ronda). The high town wall, almost a mile in circumference, is in the process of being restored, and in 2004 it opened to the public, with an admission charge. At the time of writing there is still an unrestored section of wall, but visitors can walk around half of the town's perimeter before retracing their steps to exit. On Sundays an additional stretch of wall is opened up. The walk is fairly safe, with railings provided, but would probably be nerve-racking for families with very small children. Older children should love it - but under-16s must be accompanied at all times. The walls close on Tuesdays and at lunchtime, and opening times vary according to day and season; they can be found on the 'tourist board' section of the town website (see links panel). Note that the last admission is three-quarters of an hour before closing time.

The rampart walk provides great views down onto the medieval town centre and on a clear day to the north you can see the Dolomites, which in winter and spring make a dramatic snow-topped background to the town. Parts of the area outside the walls and moat is sadly less picturesque: a typical Veneto scene of sprawled modern industrial, commercial and housing developments. There are four entrance gateways to the old town: one at each of the points of the compass.
Cittadella
is a small town (population 18,000) in the Veneto region of north-east Italy, in the province of Padua (Provincia di Padova). It is notable for its remarkable medieval fortifications - the centre of town is enclosed within a tall circular wall, studded with towers and ringed by a moat. It was constructed for military purposes by the Commune of Padua in 1220, not long after their rival city Treviso constructed similar - but square - fortifications at nearby Castelfranco Veneto.
For more informations:
www.italyheaven.co.uk/veneto/cittadella.html

Cittadella was erected in 1220, at the time of the wars between the communes, by order of the city of Padua in order to build a fortified outpost that would defend its territory.

It was built in successive stages in a polygonal shape on orthogonal axes through the construction of 32 large and small towers, with the formation of a protective moat and with four drawbridges next to the four entrance gates.

Its walls, 14 to 16 metres (46 to 52 ft) tall, were built with the "box masonry": two parallel walls filled with a sturdy core of stones and hot slaked lime totaling a thickness of about 2.10 metres (6.9 ft).

The walls today are all intact except for a stretch destroyed in the 16th century during the Cambrai war, and the skilled detail of the construction are still easily visible. It has as many as seven different construction techniques characterized by the alteration of courses in brick and those in river rocks mixed with brick can be recognized.
For the Restoration of the fortified system:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cittadella

FOR THE PLACE:
wikimapia.org/#lang=it&lat=45.648488&lon=11.78463...


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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…
they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
[Henry Cartier Bresson]
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Please don't use any of my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission.
© All rights reserved

Tags:   Cittadella Cittadella anciant walls Cittadella walls Veneto region Italy Northern Italy Medieval walls

N 19 B 2.0K C 69 E Jun 2, 2015 F Jun 4, 2015
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Along the river Lemene, in the heart of the town, in Portogruaro, a little town between Venice and Trieste (Northern Italy) you can find, in a very pictoresque location, one the most characteristic corners of the town, the water mills.
Bishop Antonio Feletto built the original mills in 1447, and they kept working until the beginning of the century. In partial ruin, they have recently been restored from 1980 to 1993 under the direction of the Municipal Administration and the Ministry of Culture.

SOME OTHER INFORMATIONS WILL FOLLOW....

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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…
they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
[Henry Cartier Bresson]
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Please don't use any of my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission.
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Tags:   Portogruaro Veneto Region Italy Italia Veneto water mills molini ad acqua Lemene Lemene river river fiume water acqua buildings edifici

N 21 B 3.4K C 65 E Apr 27, 2013 F Jun 8, 2013
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The Eiffel Tower
is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris[ and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011. The third level observatory's upper platform is at 279.11 m (915.7 ft) the highest accessible to public in the European Union and the highest in Europe as long as the platform of the Ostankino Tower, at 360 m (1,180 ft), remains closed as a result of the fire of August 2000. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.

FOR MORE INFORMATIONS, PEASE, FOLLOW THIS LINK:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower

Engineer Alexander Gustave Eiffel
(15 December 1832 – 27 December 1923) was a French civil engineer, architect and freemason. A graduate of the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France. After his retirement from engineering, Eiffel concentrated his energies on research into meteorology and aerodynamics, making important contributions in both fields.

FOR MORE INFORMATIONS, PLEASE, FOLOW THIS LINK:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Eiffel

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