Bergamo, Italy
Bergamo occupies the site of the ancient town of Bergomum, founded as a settlement of the Celtic tribe of Cenomani. In 49 BC it became a Roman municipality, containing circa 10,000 inhabitants at its peak. An important hub on the military road between Friuli and Raetia, it was destroyed by Attila in the 5th century.

From the 6th century Bergamo was the seat of one of the most important Lombard duchies of northern Italy, together with Brescia, Trento and Cividale del Friuli: its first Lombard duke was Wallaris. After the conquest of the Lombard Kingdom by Charlemagne, it became the seat of a county under one Auteramus (died 816). From the 11th century onwards Bergamo was an independent commune, taking part in the Lombard League which defeated Frederick I Barbarossa in 1165. Caught in the bitter fights between Guelphs and Ghibellines, led in the city by the Colleoni and the Suardi respectively, from 1264 Bergamo was intermittently under the rule of Milan. In 1331 it gave itself to John of Bohemia, but later the Visconti of Milan reconquered it. After a short conquest by the Malatesta in 1407, in 1428 it fell under the control of the Venetian Republic, remaining part of it until 1797. Notably, the Venetians fortified the higher portion of the town. Source: Wikipedia

“Bergamo is listed by UNESCO World Heritage”

Comments

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 5 years ago

    Bela this is beautiful I love the way you captured the detail of the cobble stones and the lovely warm colors of the stone walls. The info is interesting and fascinating. Well done my friend

  • Thank you very much, dear Sandra!

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  • shadyuk
    shadyukabout 5 years ago

    Great Capture

  • Thank you, dear Dorothy!

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful image Bela, well done, xx

  • Many thanks, dear Ann!

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  • Smudger
    Smudgerabout 5 years ago

    excellent shot

  • Thank you, Steve!

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 5 years ago

    like a postcard, very nice, Bela

  • Thank you kindly, dear Luda!

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  • Rainy
    Rainyabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Bela!

  • Thank you, dear Rainy!

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  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago

    lovely capture………..

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  • Thank you very much, Antanas! I am honored to know such a talented artist as you.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful architecture and well researched history …

  • Many thanks, my friend!

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  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot Bela! These the forms of the old building really beautiful!

  • Thank you kindly, Veikko!

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  • helmutk
    helmutkabout 5 years ago

    Great shot my friend !

  • Thank you very much, Helmut!

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