Margaret of Austria

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Margaret of Austria was the illegitimate daughter of Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, King of Italy and Archduke of Austria. She was born in Oudenaarde in Flanders on 28th December 1522, and died in Ortona on 18th …

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Farnese Castle, San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore

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The Farnese castle or Farnese palace is located on the top of San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore. The original building dates back to the 13th century. It was renovated in the early ‘500 in Renaissance style under the counts Perigiis …

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Town Museum of Contemporary Art, Ortona

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Town Museum of Contemporary Art of Palazzo Farnese is located in Ortona in via Passeggiata orientale 3. It is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10.00 – 13.00 and 17.00 – 20.00; Sundays at 17.00 – 20.00.

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Farnese Palace, Ortona

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Farnese Palace is located in Ortona, in front of Belvedere. It was erected in 1586 for want of Margaret of Austria, Charles V’s daughter, on a project by Giacomo della Porta. The late-Renaissance-edifice measured 49,70 metres each side. In 1782 …

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