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Palmanova is a unique town, in which it is completely designed upon the number three and its multiples. The central square is a perfect hexagon from whose sides eighteen streets spread, six of which lead straightaway from the town centre to the perimetrical walls. The walls are built in the shape of a nine-pointed star with nine bastions making up the points. The town has three gates which point towards the cities of Cividale, Aquileia and Udine, one every other main street. While flying to the nearby Trieste - Ronchi dei Legionari airport, it is an impressing sight to behold from above.
The town lies in a valley which is lower than the surrounding land, so Palmanova is very difficult to spot until you get in its proximity. The city was designed by Giulio Savorgnan and construction begun on October 7th, 1593. It was built as a fortress to withstand potential Ottoman invasions. As it was designed to protect the people, it was intended also to protect their souls and soothe their minds: for this purpose, a narrow hexagonal canal was built around the central square so that flowing water could keep the area pure. Six pillars were built and six enlightening maxims were engraved in their basements.
You can find further info here.
In the photo is the Dogal Cathedral of Saint Justine, on the central square.

Photo: Me

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Freezeblast Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
that description made me really curious. there will be more research, I am sure. :nod:
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thanks. :hug:
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V-Light Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Very interesting building and thank you for adding the description :D
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Thank you too! :hug:
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4ajka Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
И правда красивое здание!
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
А какая история этого города!
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Martina-WW Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Very interesting history.:)
And the birds eye view of the town is stunning.  shocked 
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Thank you, Martina. I am glad you enjoyed my photos! :hug:
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Very interesting. I looked this beautiful town up, and the satellite shape is awesome!
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Thanks. :icongiveroseplz:
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   Photographer
Nice photo -interesting story :hug:
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
תודה רבה  לך אוד פעם
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   Photographer
my pleasure Lara :hug:
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christophf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
good photo
nd beschreibung
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Thanks. :hug:
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christophf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Hug
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