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  • Day1

    Gorizia - Berge sind hinter uns

    May 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Nach einem langen Tag endlich am Etappenziel.
    Übernachtung im Best Western und Abendessen im Al Cavallino - Slow Food Pizza 🍕 - Anschließend Augustiner (mann beachte das Schild im Hintergrund).

    Am Ende des Tages - kaputt aber glücklich 🍀

  • Day222

    Gorizia

    June 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Finally a pronouncable name: Gorizia / Gorica in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Never thought I would miss vowels so much. 'Gorica' is the Slovene word for "little hill".
    Only a brief stop at the foot of the Julian Alps as I have to be at my next workaway tomorrow.
    Something unusual if not unique is that the 3 towns of Gorizia, Nova Gorica and Šempeter-Vrtojba, straddling the borders of Italy and Slovenia, are run by a joint administration board established in 2011. Now thats a change for the better after centuries of fighting about who owns it.
    Had time to take a photo of the pretty dull inside Cathedral, which was demolished during WWII and rebuilt on 1682 guiudelines.
    Piazza della Vittoria
    and the castle.
    Another unusual ceremony took place at 2 a.m. on the carpark where i was stealth camping, not far from the university. Half a dozen cars full of 20 year olds raced in and deposited white sacks in a pile. Then they hung around the pile gossipping quietly for a while before walking off with their booty. Make of it what you will. I just went back to bed, puzzled.
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  • Day222

    On top of the hill

    June 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Couldn't resist forking out 3 Euros to see inside the castle as it has much contemporary furniture from the old days as well as an exhibition of musical instruments re-created from old documents.
    When Gorizia was first mentioned in 1001, (a document by which Emperor Otto III granted half the village of Gorizia to the Patriarch of Aquileia,) a tower in stone / wood /earth was present on the hill of Salcano. This became the castle and seat of the Mainardis who ruled over much of central Europe until the 15thC as Counts of Gorizia and Tyrol. The present structure attempts rather well to re-create their environment as much was revealed when the place was shelled during WWI.
    Here's a flavour, starting with the kitchen and dining room. The 'Hall of the Provincial States' contains many of the musical instruments which on rare occasions actually get played. That would be quite something in this room which must have been used for town council meetings as it is ringed by stalls beautifully made from inlaid walnut and burl by Bottega Veneta in 18th C.
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  • Day222

    Silent Sentry

    June 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Which is more frightening; the bishop on the staircase or the devils by the window?
    Legend of the White Lady:
    The wife of one Count, Henry IV, had rather a nasty streak in her. Countess Catherine had seven Great Danes she had trained to savage people on command. One dark and stormy night a messenger carrying gold to a nearby castle got caught out in the storm and sought safety in Gorizia castle. The Countess welcomed him and offered hospitality: and the next day set the dogs on him. Whilst the curs slavered, she took the loot to the subterranean cellar to add to her considerable hoard. A servant saw this happening and wanted in on the action. So he crept downstairs after her and suddenly slayed her with a sword.
    Unfortunately, the moment the vassel wacked her, all the treasure vanished.
    Now every 7 years the ghost of the White Lady, Catherine, appears with long, flowing hair and a light white robe - and 7 howling hounds - to float through the rooms and along the castle walls making sure her treasures are safe.
    Now the good news is that if you see her and ask where the cash is cached, not only will you be given the entire amount but you will also free her spirit so she can rest in peace.
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  • Day222

    On top of the hill

    June 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Couldn't resist forking out 3 Euros to see inside the castle as it has much contemporary furniture from the old days as well as an exhibition of musical instruments re-created from old documents.
    When Gorizia was first mentioned in 1001, (a document by which Emperor Otto III granted half the village of Gorizia to the Patriarch of Aquileia,) a tower in stone / wood /earth was present on the hill of Salcano. This became the castle and seat of the Mainardis who ruled over much of central Europe until the 15thC as Counts of Gorizia and Tyrol. The present structure attempts rather well to re-create their environment as much was revealed when the place was shelled during WWI.
    Here's a flavour, starting with the kitchen and dining room. The 'Hall of the Provincial States' contains many of the musical instruments which on rare occasions actually get played. That would be quite something in this room which must have been used for town council meetings as it is ringed by stalls beautifully made from inlaid walnut and burl by Bottega Veneta in 18th C.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Gorizia, Görz, Gurizze, Gorica, QGO, ゴリツィア, Gorycja, Гориция

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