Walk through the Italian Urjupinsk

• Walk through the Italian Urjupinsk

The province is everywhere. And in Russia, and in America and in England, and in any other country, rich or poor.

Italian backwater is somewhat different from ours, Asian or German. For example, Altamura. It seems to be normal, by our standards, the regional center in which they live leisurely provincial people traditionally Italians relaxed and a bit irresponsible. But he and many other Italian regional centers have a characteristic trait of this country - incredibly beautiful and atmospheric old town is a jewel of Italian invariably Uryupinsk, Kalyazin, wedges or Torzhok.

Walk through the Italian Urjupinsk

Altamura almost unremarkable city in southern Italy. All that he can be said, except that it mention insanely delicious bread that Altamura is famous throughout Italy and paleontological finds in its vicinity.

And nothing more. A typical provincial town.

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However, if you dig on the Internet, one can find some historical information, but in Italy all towns have at least some history.

Built town companions Aeneas, then was the decline in the era of the Roman Empire in the Middle Ages experienced a revival of Altamura, appeared in the city's Cathedral, and ... perhaps all)

From all this rich history of the city has remained a part of the megalithic wall, so struck Frederick II, for whom today and hides the old city that has preserved the features of different eras.

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In the old town is crowded. Here, as elsewhere in places like Europe flowing ordinary life, in old houses people live, work shops and restaurants.

Walk through the Italian Urjupinsk

To get to the city is possible through several gates, located in the megalithic walls, having the perimeter a little more than 4 kilometers.

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All paths lead to the central square, which bears the name of piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square). Here she is seen in the distance, where the visible tower of the cathedral

Walk through the Italian Urjupinsk

history and the present at every step.

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Cathedral Square is very beautiful.

Unfortunately, my wide-angle still under repair, so you have to use the Fish to be able to capture the entire space of such places.

In the center of the square is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta). It was founded in the reduction of the city by Frederick II in 1232, we completed the construction in 1254. The cathedral was built in the Romanesque style with oriental interspersed in the decor.

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Entrance to the Cathedral guarded by immutable lions

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The bas-reliefs are located above the entrance.

Pay attention to your eyes.

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The interior of the traditionally rich and majestic, it is divided into columns and pilasters into three naves and transept. By the way, the locals believe that one of the pillars of Frederick II hidden treasure - in case you need funds for the restoration of the temple. In the upper part of the temple of the side aisles are arranged Emporiae (gallery). Wooden ceiling decorated with stucco and gilding.

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The sculpture Monumento ai Caduti in Piazza del Duomo - a monument to the fallen in the heroic resistance of 8 May 1799. Rrabota sculptor Arnoldo Zochchi.

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From the Cathedral Square in all directions are twisted narrow streets, of which, in turn, on the sides leaving the branch. There, in those branches, with the low arches, lies another characteristic Altamura - klaustri.

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What klaustri? Let's go see.

This is such a small neighborhood, which leads to only one input, typically arched. Around the yard is located a few houses, which in ancient times belonged to relatives or one ethnic group.

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klaustri meaning is as follows. The passage to the courtyard there was only one. In case the enemy attacks one such yard was turned into a trap: the passage closes behind infiltrated into enemies, enemies with spears thrown at the windows of houses.

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Some klaustri look like tiny courtyard, some like a small square with a well in the middle and houses located on the ring

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surfacing of klaustri back to the street again, you get a flood of modern life

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Here, like graffiti. Dog, apparently, is not very like it)

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The girl with a bouquet

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The Italians-provincial

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Are the girls, standing on the sidelines, their iPhones Teasing ...

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These girls aside his already upheld.

Now they have a completely different problem)

For example, when the increase in pensions and social security in what news

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In the meantime, the older girls discuss their urgent problems, their little boy just relax on the sidelines.

Here's a he, an ordinary Italian regional center

Walk through the Italian Urjupinsk