The date of the castle's construction is unclear; its existence is first implied in 1269, by way of mention of its owner Meinhard von Schneberg (Slovene:…

A headstrong and rebellious knight, Erasmus rebelled against the Austrian emperor Fredrick III and eventually killed his kinsman. Thus enraged, the Austrian…

The castle was first mentioned in the year 1274 with the German name Luegg, when the Patriarch of Aquileia built the castle in Gothic style. The castle was…

Stanjel is said to be the jewel of the Karst region in Slovenia. The Romans turned the top of the hill into an ancient fort, in the Middle Ages the village…

Grado (Venetian: Gravo, Friulian: Grau, Slovene: Gradež) is a town and comune in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located on a…

Cividale del Friuli (Friulian: Cividât, Slovene: Čedad, German: Östrich) is a town and comune in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Northern Italy, 15 km by rail from Udine…

The Cathedral of Aquileia is a flat-roofed basilica erected by Patriarch Poppo in 1031 on the site of an earlier church , and rebuilt about 1379 in the Gothic…

Aquileia was founded as a colony by the Romans in 180/181 BC along the Natissa River, on land south of the Julian Alps but about 8 miles north of the lagoons.…

Thanks to fellow photoblogger, NOPTEK, for posting six gorgeous and informative posts about this place, starting with THIS ONE [photoblog.com] and followed by a…

An ancient Roman port and settlement known as Haliaetum stood to the southwest of the present town as early as the 2nd century BC. The town of Izola was…
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