On 17 October 1797, France and Austria signed the Treaty of Campo Formio in this villa. This event ended the War of the First Coalition. Today, the edifice houses a collection of antique carriages and an armoury. In addition, the villa is a popular venue. [German]
The ancient Roman city of Altinum was located in the area of today’s Quarto d’Altino. The then very large city had during its flowering over 20,000 inhabitants. After being destroyed by the Huns, the inhabitants fled to the small islands in the lagoon of Venice. [German]
While I walked through Merano in Italy, I came across this sundial. I was impressed how many elements and codes are compiled in this depiction. For example one can see the motto of Friedrich III. (AEIOU) as well as a skull with an hour glass on top of it.
While taking the tour around the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) I crossed the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri). Standing inside the bridge I took this pic. In former times, prisoners went via this bridge to their cells. So this view of Venice was probably their last one, for a long time.
The Frecciargento (top speed 160 mph) belongs together with the Frecciarossa (190 mph) and the Frecciabianca (160 mph) to the group of Italian high-speed trains. The train depicted above is waiting in the central station of Bolzano for the exit towards Rome. [German].
A diesel rail car of the FS Class ALn 663 seen at the railway station of Udine. These cars were built by Fiat Ferroviaria in the years 1983 – 1993. The depicted rail car is in use for the line Udine – Cividale del Friuli.