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Ponte dei Barcaroli Venice

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Ponte dei Barcaroli, Rio dei Barcaroli, 30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy Ponte dei Barcaroli or dei Cuoridoro, on the Rio dei Barcaroli. Calle del Frutarol - Frezzeria, Stone bridge; brick and stone structure, iron balustrades with arches. BARCAROLI this Bridge was called del Cuoridoro for a heart-wood workshop, remembered however by the name of the next Sottoportico and the next Court. Then it was called the Barcaroli for the station of gondolas. That morning I had little time for photos, but only the passage over a bridge presented you with a splendid landscape. Booking.com

Stained glass windows at the Sanctuary of Loreto.

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Stained glass windows at the Sanctuary of Loreto, Piazza Della Madonna 1, 60025 Loreto, AN, Italy. In Italy, the use of decorating church windows with figurative windows is an imported phenomenon, which came through the emergence of the Gothic style. For the realization of the windows of the Duomo of Milan, one of the largest existing cycles in Italy, many master glassmakers were brought from Germany and the Flemish countries. An autochthonous window is the Venetian one with rollers (disks). With the prevalence of the Renaissance style, more sensitive to perspective renditions and volumes, the stained-glass window adapted making more and more use of painting. One of the techniques that began to take hold in this period is the grisaglia, used since the fifteenth century. It is an enamel composed of copper oxide and a fondant used to create nuances and give body to figures and decorations. Booking.com

Patrol walkways in Loreto

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Camminamenti di ronda a Loreto,  60025, Loreto, AN, Province of Ancona, Italy. . The basilica of Loreto is fortified in the upper part with a walkway and stone corbels, which support them also with a decorative function; on behalf of Cardinal Girolamo Basso della Rovere the construction was started by Giuliano da Maiano and subsequently modified and completed by Baccio Pontelli in a typically Renaissance style. The walkways are covered and protruding corridors with a continuous series of vaulted windows around the upper part of the basilica, to allow easy defense in case of attacks - as had already happened by the Turks in a bloody way in Otranto in 1480; the year before in nearby Grottammare and in 1518 in Porto Recanati; the latter attack which caused an order by Pope Leo X for a further fortification of Loreto, which fortunately was never attacked. In the upper internal part of the building and behind the walkways, there are the rooms that were once used as accommodation for the g…

Siena is magical

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Siena, Province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy. The historic center of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.
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