Lodi was founded by Federico Barbarossa in 1158 on the banks of the river Adda to the east of the ancient Laus Pompeia (now ... More
Lodi was founded by Federico Barbarossa in 1158 on the banks of the river Adda to the east of the ancient Laus Pompeia (now Lodi Vecchio) which was destroyed by the Milanese in 1111. The small town was built for strategic reasons and became the capital of the province in 1992. It has a grid of streets that lie around Piazza del Mercato and Piazza Maggiore (now Piazza della Vittoria) which form a lovely rectangular space surrounded by porticoes and overlooked by the Duomo. A town based on dairy produce and surrounded by fertile agricultural land, Lodi's historical center is still intact. In addition to the Duomo , you should really visit the Renaissance masterpiece the Incoronata , the splendid Romanesque church of San Francesco, the Palazzo Varesi and the lovely porticoes in the center.
This square was built in the first half of the nineteenth century, and is surrounded by imposing buildings on three
sides. The majestic Porta Nuova is a railway station on the remaining side. At the centre is a small ...
This is not simply a piazza, but the very heart of Trieste: its lounge, its soul, its business center, as
well as the commercial and political center. Very busy of course during the week , it plays an important ...
This relatively small square is surrounded by places of historic interest. On the eastern side is the Carignano theatre and
the historic Cambio restaurant. The opposite side of the square is completely taken up by the beautiful facade of ...