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Valle d’Aosta Vallée d'Aoste

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By Alien66 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Valle d’Aosta is a region of northwest Italy bordered by France and Switzerland. Lying in the Western Alps, it's known for the iconic, snow-capped peaks the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso. Major ski resorts include Courmayeur and Cervinia. The region’s countryside is dotted with medieval castles and fortresses, such as the 14th-century Castello Fénis and Castello di Verrès. Valle d'Aosta is the smallest Italian region and is located in the middle of the Alps, which are divided here into the sectors of the Graian Alps and the Pennine Alps. It is surrounded by the four highest mountain ranges in Italy: Mont Blanc, which with 4,810.02 m [12] is the highest mountain in Europe, Matterhorn (4,478 m), Monte Rosa (4,637 m) and Gran Paradiso (4,061 m). The conformation of the entire regional territory is the result of the work of the glaciations, which dug the main valley and the other lateral valleys. Glaciers now occupy …

Torrione Rotondo Loreto

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Torrione Rotondo Loreto, 60025, Loreto, AN, Marche, Italy. Round tower SMALL TOWER of the city walls (Macro type: military architecture) battlements - demolition - 17th century - Early 16th century the battlements were demolished, replaced by a parapet and the sentry box was added. whole property - arrangement project - 20th century - In 1909 the architect Guido Cirilli designed the arrangement of the keep and the surrounding area. whole well - beginning of works - 16th century - The construction of the tower probably began at the beginning of 1519 under the direction of Cristoforo Resse da Imola. Some historians attribute the design of the entire fortification of the city of Loreto to Francesco di Giorgio Martini. battlements - construction - 16th century - On April 20, 1521 Cristoforo Resse was paid for the "growth" of sixteen battlements. In 1524 Mastro Magno da Imola was paid for the execution of the `parapet to et mattonar that above and below and to take the stairs`. …