Saturday, 11 July 2015

Italy: Palmanova

Today I got three postcards: one from Italy, one from Germany and one from Malaysia.

The card from Italy shows various views of Palmanova. Palmanova was built in the 16th century as planned city. It is one of the best preserved examples of late Renaissance military architecture, as its star shape remained until today. During World War I was the city an important base for the Italian troops near the Battles of the Isonzo. Military hospitals and training areas were established there. It is on the UNESCO Tentative List.

EDIT:
As one of the Venetian Works of Defence is Palmanova since the 9th July 2017 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Italian Mail (from set of two) (issued 01-12-2014)


Thank You very much Cristina!

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