Palmanova fortress town, The strategic location of war

Fort in the form of a star – type fortifications, which first appeared in the XV century in Italy. At that time, the medieval fortifications that were built of stone, becoming an easy target for the guns. That is why forts star began to build of brick, earth and other materials that are made to strengthen a much more powerful and have reduced the probability of failure of cannonballs.

Palmanova fortress town, The strategic location of war

City of Palmanova in Northern Italy.

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Photographer Kenneth Provost and Abandoned Italy

Abandoned places always attract researchers for its unique aura. Belgian photographer Kenneth Provost is one of them. From his trip to Italy, he brought not hackneyed photos of the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the mysterious pictures of abandoned places with the title ” Beautiful Italy“.

Photographer Kenneth Provost and Abandoned Italy

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Padua center is home of about 200 different species of silkworms

This is an amazing creation, which has a hidden talent. It was worn by the emperors, they were paid, fought for it. Silk – the most expensive cloth in the history of mankind. The origin of this gentle sliding material shall little caterpillar – silkworm, who lives in East Asia. Initially silk production secret was known only in China, today silk industry is spread all over the world. On one of the modern factory for the breeding of silkworms visited Italian photographer Alessandro Bianchi.

Padua center is home to about 200 different species of silkworms

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