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San Leucio
San Leucio
San Leucio
is a frazione of the comune of Caserta, in the region of Campania
Campania
in southern Italy. It is most notable for a resort developed around an old silk factory, included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list in 1997. It is located 3.5 km northwest of Caserta, at 145 m above sea level.Contents1 History 2 Today 3 Bibliography 4 Notes 5 External linksHistory[edit] In 1750 Charles VII of Naples, advised by minister Bernardo Tanucci, selected this place, originally the site of a royal hunting lodge for the Acquaviva family (now restored, and known as Palazzo del Belvedere), for an unusual social and technological experiment, a different model of production based on technical innovation and alert to the needs of workers
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World Heritage Site
A World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. To be selected, a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area)
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Residences Of The Royal House Of Savoy
Royal
Royal
may refer to:Royalty Royal
Royal
familyContents1 Places1.1 United States 1.2 Elsewhere2 Schools 3 Companies 4 Sports 5 Other uses 6 See alsoPlaces[edit] United States[edit]Royal, Arkansas, an unincor
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Porto Venere
Porto Venere
Porto Venere
(Italian pronunciation: [ˌpɔrto ˈvɛːnere]; until 1991 Portovenere[1]) is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy
Italy
in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. In 1997 Porto Venere and the villages of Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.Contents1 History 2 Coat of arms 3 Territory 4 Climate 5 Economy 6 Main sights 7 Natural areas7.1 Regional Natural Park8 Notable people 9 Events 10 References 11 External linksHistory[edit]The War Memorial.Plaque dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi.The ancient Portus Veneris is believed to date back to at least the middle of the 1st century BC
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Palmaria (island)
Palmaria is an Italian island situated in the Ligurian Sea, at the westernmost end of the Gulf of La Spezia. Measuring 1.6 square kilometres (0.6 sq mi), it is the largest island of an archipelago of three closely spaced islands jutting out south from the mainland at Portovenere
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Tino (island)
Tino is an Italian island situated in the Ligurian Sea, at the westernmost end of the Gulf of La Spezia. It is part of an archipelago of three closely spaced islands jutting out south from the mainland at Portovenere. The largest of the three, Palmaria, lies to the north and the tiny Tinetto
Tinetto
to the south. In 1997, the archipelago, together with Portovenere
Portovenere
and the Cinque Terre, was designated by UNESCO
UNESCO
as a World Heritage Site.Contents1 History 2 Gallery 3 Notes 4 SourcesHistory[edit] The patron saint of the Gulf of La Spezia, Saint Venerius (Italian San Venerio), is said to have lived in on the island as a hermit, and later as abbot, until his death in 630.[1] His feast is celebrated here annually on 13 September. It is thought that a sanctuary was constructed at the place of Venerio's death to contain his remains and that this was extended to form a monastery in eleventh century
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Tinetto
Tinetto
Tinetto
is an Italian island situated in the Gulf of La Spezia, in the eastern part of the Ligurian Sea. It is part of an archipelago of three closely spaced islands jutting out south from the mainland at Portovenere
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Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
(Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃiŋkwe ˈtɛrre]; Ligurian: Çinque Tære, meaning "Five Lands") is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria
Liguria
region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia, and comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
National Park and is a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside
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Corniglia
Corniglia
Corniglia
is a frazione ("fraction") of the comune of Vernazza
Vernazza
in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy with a population of about 150 (in 2016). Unlike the other localities of the Cinque Terre, Corniglia
Corniglia
is not directly adjacent to the sea. Instead, it is on the top of a promontory about 100 metres high, surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces, the fourth side descends steeply to the sea. To reach Corniglia, it is necessary to climb the Lardarina, a long brick flight of steps composed of 33 flights with 382 steps or, otherwise follow a vehicular road that, from the station, leads to the village
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Manarola
Manarola
Manarola
(Manaea in the local dialect) is a small town, a frazione of the comune (municipality) of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
towns frequented by tourists.Contents1 Overview 2 In popular culture 3 See also 4 Notes 5 External linksOverview[edit]The large wheel which can be at the origine of the name of the village Manarola
Manarola
may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating from 1338. The local dialect is Manarolese, which is marginally different from the dialects in the nearby area. The name "Manarola" is probably a dialectical evolution of the Latin, "magna rota"
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Monterosso Al Mare
Monterosso al Mare
Monterosso al Mare
is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia, part of the region of Liguria
Liguria
(northern Italy). It is one of the five villages in Cinque Terre.Contents1 Overview 2 Crops 3 History 4 Main sights 5 Monterosso giant 6 Village life 7 Accessibility 8 Twin towns — sister cities 9 See also 10 External links 11 Notes and referencesOverview[edit]The cemetery within the convent Monterosso al Mare
Monterosso al Mare
is located at the center of a small natural gulf, protected by a small artificial reef, to the east of Punta Mesco in the Riviera of La Spezia
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Riomaggiore
Riomaggiore
Riomaggiore
(Rimazùu in the local Ligurian language) is a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria
Liguria
region of Italy. It is the first of the Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
one meets when travelling north from La Spezia.Riomaggiore, the first village of the Cinque TerreThe village, dating from the early thirteenth century, is known for its historic character and its wine, produced by the town's vineyards. Riomaggiore
Riomaggiore
is in the Riviera di Levante
Riviera di Levante
region and has a shoreline on the Mediterranean's Gulf of Genoa, with a small beach and a wharf framed by tower houses
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Vernazza
Vernazza
Vernazza
(Latin: Vulnetia) is a town and comune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. It is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
region. Vernazza
Vernazza
is the fourth town heading north, has no car traffic, and remains one of the truest "fishing villages" on the Italian Riviera. It is the only natural port of Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
and is famous for its elegant houses.[1] Vernazza's name is derived from the Latin adjective verna, meaning "native". The aptly named indigenous wine, vernaccia ("local" or "ours"), helped give birth to the village's moniker.Contents1 History 2 Main sights 3 Gallery 4 Notes 5 External linksHistory[edit] The first records recognizing Vernazza
Vernazza
as a fortified town date to 1080
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Castle Of Moncalieri
The Castle of Moncalieri
Moncalieri
is a palace in Moncalieri
Moncalieri
(Metropolitan City of Turin), Piedmont, in northern Italy. It is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
House of Savoy
listed by UNESCO
UNESCO
as World Heritage Sites
World Heritage Sites
in 1997.Contents1 History 2 Overview 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The first structure was a fortress built by Thomas I of Savoy
Thomas I of Savoy
around 1100 on a hill, to command the main southern access to Turin. In the mid-15th century Yolanda of Valois, wife of Duke Amadeus IX, turned it into a pleasure residence
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Sabbioneta
Sabbioneta
Sabbioneta
is a town and comune in the province of Mantua, Lombardy region, Northern Italy. It is situated about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Parma, not far from the northern bank of the Po River. It was inscribed in the World Heritage List
World Heritage List
in 2008. History[edit] Sabbioneta
Sabbioneta
was founded by Vespasiano I Gonzaga
Vespasiano I Gonzaga
in the late 16th century along the ancient Roman Via Vitelliana, on a sandy bank of the Po (whence the name, meaning "Sandy" in Italian); he was its first duke, using it as a personal fortress and residence.Statue of the 1st Duke of Sabbioneta, 1577, Grandee of Spain, Viceroy of Navarre, 1572–75, and Viceroy of Valencia, 1575–78, in Spain. Named Vespasiano I Gonzaga
Vespasiano I Gonzaga
(1531–91), he was buried at the Incoronata Church at Sabbioneta
Sabbioneta
city, Italy
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Castle Of Racconigi
The Royal Castle of Racconigi
Racconigi
is a palace and landscape park in Racconigi, province of Cuneo, Italy. It was the official residence of the Carignano line of the House of Savoy, and is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
House of Savoy
included by UNESCO
UNESCO
in the World Heritage Sites list.Contents1 History1.1 Architecture 1.2 Landscape park2 See also 3 External linksHistory[edit] The first records of the castle are from around the year 1000, when Bernardino of Susa rebuilt an ancient manor, leaving it to Cistercian monks. The castle was a possession of the margraves of Saluzzo and others starting in the 13th century, and in the 16th century was acquired by the House of Savoy. In 1630, Duke Charles Emmanuel I granted it to his nephew Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano, founder of the Savoy-Carignano
Savoy-Carignano
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