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Mussel farming in Portovenere, La Spezia, Italy at sunset. Portovenere mussels are very famous for their delicacy and are regulary served in local sea food resturants. In the background, the Torre Scola, a standalone defense building constructed in the seventeenth century by the Republic of Genoa.

A glimpse of a harmonious stone alley in the historic center of the medieval town of Assisi in Umbria, central Italy, with the bell tower of the Chiesa dell'Abazia di San Pietro (St Peter's Abbey Church), built in Romanesque and Gothic style in the 10th century, in background. Famous for being the city of San Francesco and Santa Chiara (St Francis and St Clare), Assisi is recognized in the world as a place of spirituality and peace between all peoples and different confessions. The Umbria region, considered the green lung of Italy for its wooded mountains, is characterized by a perfect integration between nature and the presence of man, in a context of environmental sustainability and healthy life. In addition to its immense artistic and historical heritage, Umbria is famous for its food and wine production and for the high quality of the olive oil produced in these lands. Since 2000 the Franciscan sites of Assisi have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Image in high definition format.

From the Church of San Pietro, taking the uphill road, you reach the Romanesque San Lorenzo whose work began in the year 1116 and was then consecrated by Pope Innocent II in the year 1130. It was later remodeled and restored after the fires and bombings caused by the Aragonese at the end of the 1400s. To the primitive Romanesque forms it has superimposed Gothic and Renaissance elements.

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