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The ramparts of the fortress of the Sanctuary of Loreto.

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Bastioni Della Fortezza Loreto Photo by Baldassarri Giuseppe 

Bastioni Della Fortezza Loreto, 60025 Loreto AN, Italy. The ramparts of the fortress of the Sanctuary of Loreto. The itinerary concerns the imposing defensive system built several times in defense of the Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto between 1488 and 1522. Starting from 1453, in fact, when the Turks occupied Constantinople causing the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Muslim presence in the Adriatic became overwhelming, demanding the construction of architectures capable of making the Turkish ships desist from the landing. At the behest of Sixtus IV at first and then at the behest of Leo X at a second, the Sanctuary of Loreto was adequately equipped with unsurpassed fortifications. This impressive military system, which made the basilica of Loreto the only fortified church in the world, had architects such as Baccio Pontelli ,, Cristoforo Resse da Imola and Antonio da Sangallo the Younger their own constructing g…

Palazzo Apostolico (Apostolic Palace) Loreto

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Palazzo Apostolico Loreto, Piazza della Madonna, 1, 60025 Loreto AN, Italy, 1, 60025 Loreto AN, Italy. The Apostolic Palace in Loreto, in turn, is characterized by a loggia of Bramante style enriched by the genius of Vanvitelli. the Palace is in the shape of an "L", externally the Apostolic Palace rises like a fortress, the only frieze is the access door to the square that was sculpted by Raniero Nerucci, which decoration on the facade of the Basilica and placed after 1580 at his current place.