Life for innocent villagers during the middle-age was tough, roaming bandits, looting troops of neighbouring war-lords and coming under the crossfire of the wars of powerful and land-hungry kingdoms kept people under constant danger of loosing properties and even worse, their lifes.Were and how to build a new village using natural conditions was basic and the guys of Castellfollit de la Roca chose well indeed.High towering basalt cliffs and the confluence of two rivers, the Fluvia and the Tornell... continue reading
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Among the many fortified towns of Catalonia, Montfalco Enmurallat is one of the best conserved and spectacular ones, it is a walled town and castel with first historic references from the eleventh century and with no buildings beyond the walls. It is located in the comarca of Lleida and surrounded by vast fields with a predominance of wheat production.A very recomendable restaurant in the same center of the town allows the visitor to enjoy a memorable day submerging himself in the historic and... continue reading
I have always loved castles and citadels. Who doesn’t, actually ☺. The older the castle, the more magical the tale. And it so happens that Romania has quite some very special ones.Those are the medieval fortified churches from Transylvania, built by the Germanic population named Saxons between centuries XIII and XVI. Many of those are UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Valea Viilor church And a lot of them too. 150 well preserved churches out of more than 300 villages registered with fortified... continue reading
The many scattered island of Sardinia Nuraghe deal certainly a prominent place among the monuments left in the basinWestern Mediterranean from various cultures in ancient times there have occurred.These majestic buildings have a crucial role in the Sardinian landscape, much to impress the visitor's mind as a characteristic of a mysterious and extraordinary land and points the symbol and emblem of an entire people."The nuraghi" says Giovanni Lilliu well, distinguished scholar of archeology... continue reading
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