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The majestic Rocca Albornoziana is a hilltop fortress in the Italian city of Spoleto (Umbria). It was built in 1359-1370 by architect Matteo Gattapone of Gubbio for Cardinal Albornoz. The fortress has 6 sturdy towers which guard 2 distinct inner spaces: 1) The “Cortille delle Armi”, for the troops, and 2) The “Cortille d’onore” for the use of the city’s governor. The fortress has undergone numerous sieges. In 1800 it was turned into a jail and was in use until the late 20th century. After an extensive renovation it was reopened as a museum in 2007.
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The majestic Rocca Albornoziana is a hilltop fortress in the Italian city of Spoleto (Umbria). It was built in 1359-1370 by architect Matteo Gattapone of Gubbio for Cardinal Albornoz. The fortress has 6 sturdy towers which guard 2 distinct inner spaces: 1) The “Cortille delle Armi”, for the troops, and 2) The “Cortille d’onore” for the use of the city’s governor. The fortress has undergone numerous sieges. In 1800 it was turned into a jail and was in use until the late 20th century. After an extensive renovation it was reopened as a museum in 2007. . . . #roccaalbornoziana  #roccaalbornozianaspoleto  #spoleto  #castellidelmondo  #castelliditalia  #castles_oftheworld  #manor_n_castle  #churchesandcastles  #castle_photogroup  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #total_medieval  #medievaltimes  #medievalworld  #total_monuments  #monumental_world  #ig_monumentalworld  #loves_united_italy  #loves_united_italia  #loves_italy  #loves_italia  #bellaitalia  #italia  #umbria  #loves_umbria  #loves_united_umbria  #addicted_to_facades  #fever_old_stones  #medievalfortress  #besteuropepics 
Castel Sant’Angelo, the Castle of Angels, in Rome by night. The cylindrical building was originally the Mausoleum of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and was built between 123 and 139. On top is a marble statue of archangel Gabriël (added in 1536), who supposedly appeared in 590 above the castle during Christmas. In the 14th century Pope Nicholas III and Pope Clement VII converted the mausoleum into a castle, connecting it to St. Peter’s Basilica by a covered fortified corridor.
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Castel Sant’Angelo, the Castle of Angels, in Rome by night. The cylindrical building was originally the Mausoleum of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and was built between 123 and 139. On top is a marble statue of archangel Gabriël (added in 1536), who supposedly appeared in 590 above the castle during Christmas. In the 14th century Pope Nicholas III and Pope Clement VII converted the mausoleum into a castle, connecting it to St. Peter’s Basilica by a covered fortified corridor. . . . #castelsantangelo  #engelenburcht  #papalfortress  #rome  #total_medieval  #total_monuments  #monumental_world  #ig_monumentalworld  #castles_oftheworld  #castlesofinstagram  #castle_photogroup  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #castlemypassion  #manor_n_castle  #castellidelmondo  #addicted_to_facades  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #loves_united_italia  #loves_united_italy  #loves_italia  #loves_italy  #bellaitalia  #bellaitalia 🇮🇹 #europestyle_italy  #total_italy  #super_italy  #italia  #castelliditalia  #reflectiongram 
The impressive “Altare della Italia” as it is known in Italy. The monument honours Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, and therefore it is seen as an important symbol of Italian Unity. Vittorio Emanuele II was crowned on March 17, 1861 and remained king until his death on January 9, 1878. The Altare was built between 1895-1911 in the middle of the exhibits of Ancient Rome, close to the Colosseum.
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#altaredellapatria #altaredellapatria🇮🇹 #vittoriano #monumentonazionale #monumentonazionaleavittorioemanueleii #total_italy #europestyle_italy #loves_italia #loves_italy #loves_united_italy #loves_united_italia #total_italia #italianshots #total_monuments #ig_monumentalworld #monumental_world #rome #italia #italia🇮🇹 #italy #italy🇮🇹 #vittorioemanueleii #italianflag #world_heritages_ #ig_discoveries #addicted_to_facades #superb_travelpics #explorerome
The impressive “Altare della Italia” as it is known in Italy. The monument honours Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, and therefore it is seen as an important symbol of Italian Unity. Vittorio Emanuele II was crowned on March 17, 1861 and remained king until his death on January 9, 1878. The Altare was built between 1895-1911 in the middle of the exhibits of Ancient Rome, close to the Colosseum. . . . #altaredellapatria  #altaredellapatria 🇮🇹 #vittoriano  #monumentonazionale  #monumentonazionaleavittorioemanueleii  #total_italy  #europestyle_italy  #loves_italia  #loves_italy  #loves_united_italy  #loves_united_italia  #total_italia  #italianshots  #total_monuments  #ig_monumentalworld  #monumental_world  #rome  #italia  #italia 🇮🇹 #italy  #italy 🇮🇹 #vittorioemanueleii  #italianflag  #world_heritages_  #ig_discoveries  #addicted_to_facades  #superb_travelpics  #explorerome 
View from the Parco Regionale on the hilltop town of Sutri in the Italian administrative region of Lazio. On the right is the Palazzo Doebbing (close-up on picture 2), which was built by the German Joseph Bernard Doebbing, who lived here from 1900-1916. In the middle is the Santa Maria Assunta church (close-up of the bell tower on picture 3), which was constructed between 1745-1753. On picture 4 is the Porta Vecchia (Old Gate), which stood here from Roman times until the Renaissance, whilst it still is the main entrance to the old town.
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#sutri #hilltoptown #addicted_to_churches #addicted_to_facades #churchesandcastles #lazio #italianlandscape #italia #italy #italy🇮🇹 #italia🇮🇹 #bellaitalia #total_monuments #ig_monumentalworld #monumental_world #ig_discoveries #world_heritages_ #total_italy #total_italia #super_italy #loves_italia #loves_united_italia #loves_united_italy #loves_italy #antichissimacittàdisutri #antichissimacittadisutri
View from the Parco Regionale on the hilltop town of Sutri in the Italian administrative region of Lazio. On the right is the Palazzo Doebbing (close-up on picture 2), which was built by the German Joseph Bernard Doebbing, who lived here from 1900-1916. In the middle is the Santa Maria Assunta church (close-up of the bell tower on picture 3), which was constructed between 1745-1753. On picture 4 is the Porta Vecchia (Old Gate), which stood here from Roman times until the Renaissance, whilst it still is the main entrance to the old town. . . . #sutri  #hilltoptown  #addicted_to_churches  #addicted_to_facades  #churchesandcastles  #lazio  #italianlandscape  #italia  #italy  #italy 🇮🇹 #italia 🇮🇹 #bellaitalia  #total_monuments  #ig_monumentalworld  #monumental_world  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #total_italy  #total_italia  #super_italy  #loves_italia  #loves_united_italia  #loves_united_italy  #loves_italy  #antichissimacittàdisutri  #antichissimacittadisutri 
Villa Savorelli, a majestic villa built in 1629 by Marquis Giovanni Battista Muti-Papazzurri on grounds awarded by Pope Clemente VII.
The Renaissance style villa is located on a hilltop in Parco Regionale Dell’Antichissima Città di Sutri. When the Muti-Papazzurri died out at the end of the 1700s, the villa was inherited by the Savorelli Conti. Later on the villa was purchased by the city of Sutri.
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#sutri #cittadisutri #villasavorelli #houses_phototrip #total_italy #italy #italy🇮🇹 #italia #italia🇮🇹 #ig_monumentalworld #total_monuments #monumental_world #addicted_to_facades #loves_united_italy #loves_italy #italian_trips #exploreitaly #discoveritaly #fever_old_stones #ig_discoveries #world_heritages_ #italiancities #italianvillages #bellaitalia #bellaitalia🇮🇹
Villa Savorelli, a majestic villa built in 1629 by Marquis Giovanni Battista Muti-Papazzurri on grounds awarded by Pope Clemente VII. The Renaissance style villa is located on a hilltop in Parco Regionale Dell’Antichissima Città di Sutri. When the Muti-Papazzurri died out at the end of the 1700s, the villa was inherited by the Savorelli Conti. Later on the villa was purchased by the city of Sutri. . . . #sutri  #cittadisutri  #villasavorelli  #houses_phototrip  #total_italy  #italy  #italy 🇮🇹 #italia  #italia 🇮🇹 #ig_monumentalworld  #total_monuments  #monumental_world  #addicted_to_facades  #loves_united_italy  #loves_italy  #italian_trips  #exploreitaly  #discoveritaly  #fever_old_stones  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #italiancities  #italianvillages  #bellaitalia  #bellaitalia 🇮🇹
Castello Ruspoli, located on a small mountain strip, in the middle of the town of Vignanello, in the Italian administrative region of Lazio. Pope Clement VII (born as Giulio di Giuliano de’ Medici) awarded Vignanello to Beatrice Farnese in 1531. Pope Paul III (born Alessandro Farnese, head of the family) confirmed the fief and elevated Beatrice’s daughter (Ottavio) and her husband, Sforza Marescotti, to first count and countess of Vignanello. The castle was built around 1574. In the 17th century a large Renaissance garden was added, which can be accessed through the small bridge on the 1st picture. The last picture shows the castle can only be accessed via a fairly small door. The front of the castle (5th picture) is close to the town’s main square.
In 1617, Vittoria Ruspoli married Sforza Vicino Marescotti. After the Farnese family became extinct in 1731, the castle came into the hands of the Ruspoli family (by will of Vittoria Ruspoli, the Marescotti’s were called Ruspoli’s). The fiefdom of Castello Ruspoli is still kept by the Ruspoli family.
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#castelloruspoli #castelloruspolivignanello #ruspoli #ruspolicastle #vignanello #loves_italy #loves_united_italy #total_italy #italiancastles #italiancastle #castles_oftheworld #castlemypassion #castlesofinstagram #castle_photogroup #manor_n_castle #castellidelmondo #churchesandcastles #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #total_monuments #ig_monumentalworld #ig_discoveries #monumental_world #europestyle_italy #addicted_to_facades #fever_old_stones #world_heritages_ #bellaitalia #bellaitalia🇮🇹 #houses_phototrip
Castello Ruspoli, located on a small mountain strip, in the middle of the town of Vignanello, in the Italian administrative region of Lazio. Pope Clement VII (born as Giulio di Giuliano de’ Medici) awarded Vignanello to Beatrice Farnese in 1531. Pope Paul III (born Alessandro Farnese, head of the family) confirmed the fief and elevated Beatrice’s daughter (Ottavio) and her husband, Sforza Marescotti, to first count and countess of Vignanello. The castle was built around 1574. In the 17th century a large Renaissance garden was added, which can be accessed through the small bridge on the 1st picture. The last picture shows the castle can only be accessed via a fairly small door. The front of the castle (5th picture) is close to the town’s main square. In 1617, Vittoria Ruspoli married Sforza Vicino Marescotti. After the Farnese family became extinct in 1731, the castle came into the hands of the Ruspoli family (by will of Vittoria Ruspoli, the Marescotti’s were called Ruspoli’s). The fiefdom of Castello Ruspoli is still kept by the Ruspoli family. . . . #castelloruspoli  #castelloruspolivignanello  #ruspoli  #ruspolicastle  #vignanello  #loves_italy  #loves_united_italy  #total_italy  #italiancastles  #italiancastle  #castles_oftheworld  #castlemypassion  #castlesofinstagram  #castle_photogroup  #manor_n_castle  #castellidelmondo  #churchesandcastles  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #total_monuments  #ig_monumentalworld  #ig_discoveries  #monumental_world  #europestyle_italy  #addicted_to_facades  #fever_old_stones  #world_heritages_  #bellaitalia  #bellaitalia 🇮🇹 #houses_phototrip 
Castello Sant’Angelo (Strada Statale 3, Narni) is closely located to hilltop Rocca Albornoz / Rocca di Narni. Castello Sant’Angelo, constructed in the 13th century, almost seems to be glued to the side of the mountain. However, when I tracked down the castle on Google Earth, the premises seems quite big, including a swimming pool. The castle is a residential estate owned by the Tiburzi family.
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#castellosantangelo #italiancastles #castlemypassion #castles_oftheworld #castlesofinstagram #churchesandcastles #castle_photogroup #manor_n_castle #medievalcastle #total_italy #total_monuments #castellidelmondo #total_medieval #fever_old_stones #ig_monumentalworld #monumental_world #ig_discoveries #world_heritages_ #medievalworld #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #loves_italia #loves_italy #loves_united_italy #loves_united_italia #italy #italy🇮🇹 #italian_trips #italia #europestyle_italy
Castello Sant’Angelo (Strada Statale 3, Narni) is closely located to hilltop Rocca Albornoz / Rocca di Narni. Castello Sant’Angelo, constructed in the 13th century, almost seems to be glued to the side of the mountain. However, when I tracked down the castle on Google Earth, the premises seems quite big, including a swimming pool. The castle is a residential estate owned by the Tiburzi family. . . . #castellosantangelo  #italiancastles  #castlemypassion  #castles_oftheworld  #castlesofinstagram  #churchesandcastles  #castle_photogroup  #manor_n_castle  #medievalcastle  #total_italy  #total_monuments  #castellidelmondo  #total_medieval  #fever_old_stones  #ig_monumentalworld  #monumental_world  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #medievalworld  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #loves_italia  #loves_italy  #loves_united_italy  #loves_united_italia  #italy  #italy 🇮🇹 #italian_trips  #italia  #europestyle_italy 
Hilltop castle Rocca di Narni (or Rocca Albornoz) was built between 1367-1378 initiated by Gil Carrilo Álvarez de Albornoz, a Spanish cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, who died in nearby Viterbo, just after construction started. He initiated the construction of several castles in this region, still bearing his name.
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Hilltop castle Rocca di Narni (or Rocca Albornoz) was built between 1367-1378 initiated by Gil Carrilo Álvarez de Albornoz, a Spanish cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, who died in nearby Viterbo, just after construction started. He initiated the construction of several castles in this region, still bearing his name. . . . #rocca  #roccadinarni  #narni  #narnia  #roccaalbornoz  #roccaalbornoziana  #italiancastles  #manor_n_castle  #total_italy  #total_monuments  #castlesofinstagram  #castles_oftheworld  #loves_italia  #loves_italy  #italian_places  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #loves_united_italy  #loves_united_italia  #total_medieval  #medievalworld  #ig_monumentalworld  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #fever_old_stones  #addicted_to_facades  #loves_united_castle  #castellidelmondo  #medievalcastle  #hilltopcastle  #castlemypassion 
The “Porta delle Arvolte” or “Porta Ternana”, is the 15th century main gate of the medieval hilltop fortified town of Narni, which is the geological centre of Italy. Narni, with its narrow cobblestone streets, or Narnia in English has also served as the inspiration of “The Chronicles of Narnia”, a series of 7 fantasy novels by C.S. Lewis.
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#narni #narnia #portaternana #portadellearvolte #medievalworld #medievaltimes #total_medieval #europestyle_italy #loves_italia #loves_italy #loves_united_italy #loves_united_italia #ig_monumentalworld #thechroniclesofnarnia #total_monuments #monumental_world #citygate #medievalgate #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #fortifiedtown #italy #italia #exploreitaly #discoveritaly #bellaitalia #fever_old_stones #addicted_to_facades #ig_discoveries #world_heritages_
The “Porta delle Arvolte” or “Porta Ternana”, is the 15th century main gate of the medieval hilltop fortified town of Narni, which is the geological centre of Italy. Narni, with its narrow cobblestone streets, or Narnia in English has also served as the inspiration of “The Chronicles of Narnia”, a series of 7 fantasy novels by C.S. Lewis. . . . #narni  #narnia  #portaternana  #portadellearvolte  #medievalworld  #medievaltimes  #total_medieval  #europestyle_italy  #loves_italia  #loves_italy  #loves_united_italy  #loves_united_italia  #ig_monumentalworld  #thechroniclesofnarnia  #total_monuments  #monumental_world  #citygate  #medievalgate  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #fortifiedtown  #italy  #italia  #exploreitaly  #discoveritaly  #bellaitalia  #fever_old_stones  #addicted_to_facades  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_ 
Castello Orsini in the medieval mountain village of Soriano nel Cimino, in the Lazio region, about 100 kilometres north of Rome. The medieval castle was built between 1200-1278. Around the castle a walled town was constructed during medieval times. In the 3rd week of October the town houses a Chestnut Festival with medieval type of festivities. The picture is taken from Palazzo Catalani by @diamondresorts .
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#castelloorsini #sorianonelcimino #castellidelmondo #loves_united_castle #manor_n_castle #castles_oftheworld #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #medievalcastle #total_medieval #medievaltimes #loves_united_italy #loves_italia #loves_united_italia #ig_monumentalworld #total_monuments #addicted_to_facades #castlesofinstagram #medievalfortress #ig_discoveries #world_heritages_ #fever_old_stones #exploreitaly #igersitalia #italia #mountainview #mountainvillage #loves_italy #bella_italia #medievalworld #italiancastles
Castello Orsini in the medieval mountain village of Soriano nel Cimino, in the Lazio region, about 100 kilometres north of Rome. The medieval castle was built between 1200-1278. Around the castle a walled town was constructed during medieval times. In the 3rd week of October the town houses a Chestnut Festival with medieval type of festivities. The picture is taken from Palazzo Catalani by @diamondresorts . . . #castelloorsini  #sorianonelcimino  #castellidelmondo  #loves_united_castle  #manor_n_castle  #castles_oftheworld  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #medievalcastle  #total_medieval  #medievaltimes  #loves_united_italy  #loves_italia  #loves_united_italia  #ig_monumentalworld  #total_monuments  #addicted_to_facades  #castlesofinstagram  #medievalfortress  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #fever_old_stones  #exploreitaly  #igersitalia  #italia  #mountainview  #mountainvillage  #loves_italy  #bella_italia  #medievalworld  #italiancastles 
Fortress Kalés in the harbour of Ierapetra in the southeast of Crete. The Venetians built the fortress at the start of the Venetian Age of Crete in the 13th century to protect the harbour of one of the oldest cities of Crete. In 1647, the Ottomans occupied the town and the fortress. The name Kalés stems from this period, since it is derived from the Turkish word “kale”, which means castle/fortress.
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#ierapetra #crete🇬🇷 #adoregreece #greece🇬🇷 #allincrete #explorecrete #castellidelmondo #castles_oftheworld #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #manor_n_castle #loves_united_greece #loves_greece #loves_united_castle #castlesofinstagram #crete #cretegreece #greece #venetianfortress #fortress #total_medieval #total_monuments #medievalworld #ig_monumentalworld #addicted_to_facades #fever_old_stones #superb_travelpics #super_greece #total_greece #medievalfortress #welovecrete
Fortress Kalés in the harbour of Ierapetra in the southeast of Crete. The Venetians built the fortress at the start of the Venetian Age of Crete in the 13th century to protect the harbour of one of the oldest cities of Crete. In 1647, the Ottomans occupied the town and the fortress. The name Kalés stems from this period, since it is derived from the Turkish word “kale”, which means castle/fortress. . . . #ierapetra  #crete 🇬🇷 #adoregreece  #greece 🇬🇷 #allincrete  #explorecrete  #castellidelmondo  #castles_oftheworld  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #manor_n_castle  #loves_united_greece  #loves_greece  #loves_united_castle  #castlesofinstagram  #crete  #cretegreece  #greece  #venetianfortress  #fortress  #total_medieval  #total_monuments  #medievalworld  #ig_monumentalworld  #addicted_to_facades  #fever_old_stones  #superb_travelpics  #super_greece  #total_greece  #medievalfortress  #welovecrete 
Photo series of Elafonissi Beach, in the southwest of Crete, known for its pink sand and considered one of the 25 best beaches in the world. And to me it was certainly the best one in Crete. In the beginning it is certainly pretty busy, but if you walk a bit further, there is hardly anybody or nobody. It is an island which is sort of divided into several lagoons. As can be seen in the photos there are parts were you have a “private beach” and tranquil “swimming pool” to yourself. As the gulfs are broken by the rocks and the island itself breaks the wind, the left part (on the picture) of the beach island is very swimmers friendly. The location is pretty remote though. It is very close to bigger places as Kountouras or Paleochora in the south, but from there Elafonissi is only accessible via a tough dirt road. The alternative is lengthy detour. Nevertheless, the destination made the dirt road worth it.
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#elafonissos #elafonissibeach #elafonissi #elafonisi #elafonisibeach #bestbeach #top25beachesintheworld #bestbeaches #crete #crete🇬🇷 #creteisland #allincrete #adoregreece #pinksand #pinksandbeach #whitesand #whitesandbeach #greece #greece🇬🇷 #explorecrete #discovercrete #beach #cretebeach #lighthouse #bluelagoon #lagoon #europestyle_greece #best.europe.photos #welovecrete
Photo series of Elafonissi Beach, in the southwest of Crete, known for its pink sand and considered one of the 25 best beaches in the world. And to me it was certainly the best one in Crete. In the beginning it is certainly pretty busy, but if you walk a bit further, there is hardly anybody or nobody. It is an island which is sort of divided into several lagoons. As can be seen in the photos there are parts were you have a “private beach” and tranquil “swimming pool” to yourself. As the gulfs are broken by the rocks and the island itself breaks the wind, the left part (on the picture) of the beach island is very swimmers friendly. The location is pretty remote though. It is very close to bigger places as Kountouras or Paleochora in the south, but from there Elafonissi is only accessible via a tough dirt road. The alternative is lengthy detour. Nevertheless, the destination made the dirt road worth it. . . . #elafonissos  #elafonissibeach  #elafonissi  #elafonisi  #elafonisibeach  #bestbeach  #top25beachesintheworld  #bestbeaches  #crete  #crete 🇬🇷 #creteisland  #allincrete  #adoregreece  #pinksand  #pinksandbeach  #whitesand  #whitesandbeach  #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #explorecrete  #discovercrete  #beach  #cretebeach  #lighthouse  #bluelagoon  #lagoon  #europestyle_greece  #best .europe.photos #welovecrete 
The Venetian Lighthouse and Harbour of Chaniá. Around 1600, the Venetians constructed a lighthouse in the port of Chaniá. It was built on a natural rock and functioned as open flame torch. The Venetian Lighthouse, regarded as the trademark of the city, is 21 metres high and has a focal height of 26 metres from the sea surface. The light covers a distance of 10 kilometres.
On the 4th picture remains of the northwest corner of Castello Vecchio is visible. This is part of ghe older Byzantine Walls of Chaniá, inside the harbour area.
On the 5th picture is the “Neoria”, the dockyards, where the ships could be maintained during the Venetian occupation. The were constructed around 1600 as well.
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The Venetian Lighthouse and Harbour of Chaniá. Around 1600, the Venetians constructed a lighthouse in the port of Chaniá. It was built on a natural rock and functioned as open flame torch. The Venetian Lighthouse, regarded as the trademark of the city, is 21 metres high and has a focal height of 26 metres from the sea surface. The light covers a distance of 10 kilometres. On the 4th picture remains of the northwest corner of Castello Vecchio is visible. This is part of ghe older Byzantine Walls of Chaniá, inside the harbour area. On the 5th picture is the “Neoria”, the dockyards, where the ships could be maintained during the Venetian occupation. The were constructed around 1600 as well. . . . #venetianlighthouse  #chania  #venetianharbour  #adoregreece  #discovercrete  #allincrete  #crete  #cretegreece  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #ig_monumentalworld  #monumental_world  #total_monuments  #lighthouse_world  #lighthouse_lovers  #lighthouses  #neoria  #castellovecchio  #byzantinewallschania  #byzantinewalls  #lighthouses_windmills_gs  #crete 🇬🇷 #greece 🇬🇷 #greece  #welovecrete  #fever_old_stones  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #chaniaport  #chaniaportoveneziano 
Photo series of Chania’s Venetian walls. On the 1st picture the Bastion of San Salvatore, part of the Venetian fortifications of Chania (Crete, Greece). Around 1536-1538, the Republic of Venice started to built fortifications in the cities of Chania, Heraklion and Rethymno as the expanding Ottoman Empire became a major threat for the Venetians in the early 16th century. A large part of the old city of Chania is still surrounded by these Venetian Walls which were completed in 1568. In 1630, Chania was armed with 319 cannons, more than 30,000 cannonballs and more than 200,000 kg of  gunpowder. Nevertheless, it did not prevent the Ottomans from taking in the city in 1645, which lasted until November 1898.
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Photo series of Chania’s Venetian walls. On the 1st picture the Bastion of San Salvatore, part of the Venetian fortifications of Chania (Crete, Greece). Around 1536-1538, the Republic of Venice started to built fortifications in the cities of Chania, Heraklion and Rethymno as the expanding Ottoman Empire became a major threat for the Venetians in the early 16th century. A large part of the old city of Chania is still surrounded by these Venetian Walls which were completed in 1568. In 1630, Chania was armed with 319 cannons, more than 30,000 cannonballs and more than 200,000 kg of gunpowder. Nevertheless, it did not prevent the Ottomans from taking in the city in 1645, which lasted until November 1898. . . . #venetianwalls  #venetianfortress  #unescovenetianfortresses  #chania  #chaniacrete  #crete  #crete 🇬🇷 #cretegreece  #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #fortification  #allincrete  #adoregreece  #discovercrete  #discovergreece  #exploregreece  #citywalls  #sansalvatorebastion  #bastion  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #total_monuments  #monumental_world  #ig_monumentalworld  #igersgreece  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #fever_old_stones  #castellidelmondo  #welovecrete 
The “Firka” Fortress on the northwest side of the old Venetian port of Chaniá. The fortress was constructed in 1629 to protect the Venetian harbour entrance, between the fortress and the lighthouse, from raiders. The name “Firka” is Turkish and means “barracks”. A chain from “Firka” to the lighthouse blocked the entrance to the port in case of intrusion. On the corner watchtower, during an official ceremony, the Greek flag of the Unification of Crete was raised on December 1, 1913.
The red building on the left, the entrance of the fortress, is now the Maritime Museum of Chaniá.
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#firka #firkafortress #chania #chaniacrete #crete #crete🇬🇷 #greece #greece🇬🇷 #allincrete #adoregreece #exploregreece #explorecrete #discovergreece #discovercrete #fortress #fortification #castellidelmondo #castles_oftheworld #castlesofinstagram #manor_n_castle #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #monumental_world #ig_monumentalworld #ig_discoveries #venetianfortress #unescovenetianfortresses #fever_old_stones #addicted_to_facades #total_monuments
The “Firka” Fortress on the northwest side of the old Venetian port of Chaniá. The fortress was constructed in 1629 to protect the Venetian harbour entrance, between the fortress and the lighthouse, from raiders. The name “Firka” is Turkish and means “barracks”. A chain from “Firka” to the lighthouse blocked the entrance to the port in case of intrusion. On the corner watchtower, during an official ceremony, the Greek flag of the Unification of Crete was raised on December 1, 1913. The red building on the left, the entrance of the fortress, is now the Maritime Museum of Chaniá. . . . #firka  #firkafortress  #chania  #chaniacrete  #crete  #crete 🇬🇷 #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #allincrete  #adoregreece  #exploregreece  #explorecrete  #discovergreece  #discovercrete  #fortress  #fortification  #castellidelmondo  #castles_oftheworld  #castlesofinstagram  #manor_n_castle  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #monumental_world  #ig_monumentalworld  #ig_discoveries  #venetianfortress  #unescovenetianfortresses  #fever_old_stones  #addicted_to_facades  #total_monuments 
Windmills in the mountain town of Káto Pinés on the mountain road from Elounta to Neapoli in the east of Crete (Greece). The windmills in Greece and basically everywhere have a different style than the ones in northern Europe, making use of mountable sails.
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#windmill #windmills #windmolen #windmolens #greekwindmill #windmillsofgreece #global_windmills #lighthouses_windmills_gs #super_greece #crete🇬🇷 #creteisland #total_greece #crete #greece #greece🇬🇷 #explorecrete #exploregreece #allincrete #adoregreece #katopines #discovercrete #discovergreece #ig_windmills #ig_discoveries #addicted_to_facades #fever_old_stones #total_monuments
Windmills in the mountain town of Káto Pinés on the mountain road from Elounta to Neapoli in the east of Crete (Greece). The windmills in Greece and basically everywhere have a different style than the ones in northern Europe, making use of mountable sails. . See #windmill_marceltravelphotography  . . . . #windmill  #windmills  #windmolen  #windmolens  #greekwindmill  #windmillsofgreece  #global_windmills  #lighthouses_windmills_gs  #super_greece  #crete 🇬🇷 #creteisland  #total_greece  #crete  #greece  #greece 🇬🇷 #explorecrete  #exploregreece  #allincrete  #adoregreece  #katopines  #discovercrete  #discovergreece  #ig_windmills  #ig_discoveries  #addicted_to_facades  #fever_old_stones  #total_monuments 
Close-up of the remnants of the castle fortress of Gramvousa on Imeri Gramvousa in the far northwest of Crete (Greece). The outer walls of the castle fortress are still intact. Observing the Gramvousa fortress from Balos it shows it was a difficult construction job to built it on a 137-metre rock top, just on the edges. The castle fortress was built in 1579-1584 by the Venetians, housing 3,000 men, to defend Crete from the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. Eventually, Gramvousa was surrendered to the Ottomans in 1691 as the Venetian commander (Napolitan Captain de la Giocca) was bribed and continued to live generously in Constantinople. Cretian Fighters captured the fortress in 1825. To make a living, the insurgents became active in piracy, leading to the “renaming” of Gramvousa to “Pirate Island”.
The fortress still contains a church, one of the few remaining buildings inside the fortress, which was called “Panagia i Kleftrina” dedicated to the wives of the pirates. In Greece the were named “klephts”. Nowadays, kleptocracy and kleptomania are well-known terms, al stemming from the Greek word of “to steal”.
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#gramvousa #imerigramvousa #gramvousafortress #kastrogramvoussas #kastrogramvousa #castle🏰 #castleruins #castle_photogroup #castlesofinstagram #castles_oftheworld #castellidelmondo #manor_n_castle #loves_united_castle #loves_greece #loves_united_greece #castles_fortresses_and_palaces #ig_discoveries #world_heritages_ #addicted_to_facades #monumental_world #ig_monumentalworld #total_monuments #total_greece #venetianfortress #fortress #superb_travelpics #crete #allincrete #adoregreece #fever_old_stones
Close-up of the remnants of the castle fortress of Gramvousa on Imeri Gramvousa in the far northwest of Crete (Greece). The outer walls of the castle fortress are still intact. Observing the Gramvousa fortress from Balos it shows it was a difficult construction job to built it on a 137-metre rock top, just on the edges. The castle fortress was built in 1579-1584 by the Venetians, housing 3,000 men, to defend Crete from the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. Eventually, Gramvousa was surrendered to the Ottomans in 1691 as the Venetian commander (Napolitan Captain de la Giocca) was bribed and continued to live generously in Constantinople. Cretian Fighters captured the fortress in 1825. To make a living, the insurgents became active in piracy, leading to the “renaming” of Gramvousa to “Pirate Island”. The fortress still contains a church, one of the few remaining buildings inside the fortress, which was called “Panagia i Kleftrina” dedicated to the wives of the pirates. In Greece the were named “klephts”. Nowadays, kleptocracy and kleptomania are well-known terms, al stemming from the Greek word of “to steal”. . . . #gramvousa  #imerigramvousa  #gramvousafortress  #kastrogramvoussas  #kastrogramvousa  #castle 🏰 #castleruins  #castle_photogroup  #castlesofinstagram  #castles_oftheworld  #castellidelmondo  #manor_n_castle  #loves_united_castle  #loves_greece  #loves_united_greece  #castles_fortresses_and_palaces  #ig_discoveries  #world_heritages_  #addicted_to_facades  #monumental_world  #ig_monumentalworld  #total_monuments  #total_greece  #venetianfortress  #fortress  #superb_travelpics  #crete  #allincrete  #adoregreece  #fever_old_stones