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Italy- handbook for travellers. First Part, Northern Italy and Corsica (1869) (14597181610)
Identifier: 01637141.5320.emory.edu Title: Italy: handbook for travellers. First Part, Northern Italy and Corsica Year: 1869 ( 1860s) Authors: Karl Baedeker (Firm) Subjects: Publisher: Coblenz : K. Baedeker Contributing Library: Emory University, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library Digitizing Sponsor: Emory University, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: Darmstarll,E<LVraijTipr. Text Appearing After Image: RAVENNA. 46. Route. 249 however, restored in 1815, but again severed from the papa) dominionsin 1860. Those interested in the history of art are strongly recommended tovisit Ravenna, as no other town in Italy contains such a number of monu-ments , most of them in good preservation , of the architecture, sculpture,and painting (mosaics) of the early part of the middle ages. (The travellershould inspect some of the numerous early Christian sarcophagi with whichmany of the streets are bordered.) The circumference of the town is considerable (3 M.), butnearly one half of the area is occupied by gardens. It pos-sesses six gates: W. the Porta Adriana, erected in 1585 on thesite of the ancient Porta Aurea, E. the P. Alheroni, S. theP. 8. Mamante, N. the P. Nuova, the P. Shi of 1568, and theP. Serrata, closed by the Venetians, but re-opened by Julius II.and named P. Oiulia. Ravenna was originally a seaport, but is now nearly 5 M.distant from the sea. After the Porto Candiano had becomechoked Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.