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Palmanova, situated in Friuli Region, is widely famous for its large fortress built in the shape of an hexagonal star.
Since the eastern borderline of Venetian Republic run the risk of being invaded by Turks and Austrians, Venice decided to erect a new fortress in the middle of the Friulian plains, a bulwork against bothh the Habsburgs' and Turks.
The position of the new fortress was strategic, on the crossroad between Julia Augusta way and Ungaresca high way. The project was run by a group of military experts, but their head was the architect Giulio Savorgnan.
In 1960 Palmanova was officially declared a National Monument.
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