Unknown Tuscany - Medieval Ripafratta's Fortress - Original Colorful Photos- Italy 2017- Part 1

8 months ago
65 in photography

Happy New Year Steemians!
I'd like to introduce my new project : "Unknown Tuscany". This project I'll bring for you unknown places of Tuscany Region, with photos, informations and short stories. In other posts I have already shown you some unknown places like: Caprona's Tower, House of Dolls and Medieval Tower. The project is to divulge , to rescue the other amazing places that exist in Tuscany, and also to help the volunteers and associations that take care of these places.
Another news is that I bought an intervalometer a week ago, and the result of this my new experience will be seen in the next post.
I'll start in Pisa, because it is my hometown and there are many places that I don't know yet (I wait that you not too! ).
The Ripafratta's Fortress (Rocca di Ripafratta) which was built in 1162-1164 over 68 meters at the top of Pisa's hills called "Vergario". The building is a polygon of irregular formwork with three observation towers: one is insulated in the middle, and the other two around the wall.
The first war between Ripafratta and Lucca was around 1002-1004, because Lucca had to pay taxes to the nobles of Ripafratta when transporting merchandises, and when they passed the territory of Pisa in the Serchio river. Many other conflicts occurred between Pisa and Lucca, until the definitive conquest of the territory of Pisa by Florence in 1406.
To be continued.

Sources:
Montipisani.com
Associazione Salviamo La Rocca

Fortress's Entrance

Surveillance Tower Entrance

Inside Surveillance Tower

Way To Into The Fortress

Inside Entrance

Inside Walls Of The Fortified Enclosure.

Water Cistern

Top View Lucca's Side

Center Tower

Top View Ripafratta's Town and Serchio River

Device: Nikon D3200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm
Editing: Nikon View NX2

Note - Pictures are under the Creative Commons license
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Happy 2017!
@lordemau (;

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  ·  8 months ago

Cada foto brutal hein brother? Parabéns, maravilha.

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65
  ·  8 months ago

Valew Santana! Feliz Ano Novo brother! (;

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  ·  8 months ago

I'm looking forward to this project of yours!

@kus-knee (The Old Dog)

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65
  ·  8 months ago

Yes, of couse! I'm so full energy to do this! Stay tunned Old Dog, and Happy 2017 ! (;

70
  ·  8 months ago

@lordemau I love the pics!
so sunny there
share the sun!
looking forward to your next post about this project
stay warm!
Happy New Year!

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65
  ·  8 months ago

Thanks so much English. I loved your coment <3! Stay tunned! (;

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  ·  8 months ago

@lordemau, You're welcome,
am not English - not from the UK
born in the Philippines, can't claim 100% Pinoy cause am a mixed - like Harry Potter or a mongrel hahaha

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  ·  8 months ago

I didn't know your name Ivy, that is i used your nick name. I'm not English too, i was born in Brazil and now I live in Italy. Me too am a mixed like Lord Voldemort....hehehehe! (;

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70
  ·  8 months ago

@lordemau wahahaha Lord Voldemort ey?
okay Brazilian mixed thanks for the laugh am off to bed
have a great night out there :)

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  ·  8 months ago

@lordemau replying here to your nested comment
still up due to replies poppin but will soon be hitting the bed
don't use the mongrel hahaha
am not a dog :D nor a b..tch hahahah
sleep tight!

EDIT: no worries - I know you didn't mean it that way :)
signing off ...

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  ·  8 months ago

Ok, I'm sorry, but It was you who said that were a mongrel, not me.. In this case i prefer English. Good night milady. ahahaha! (;

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  ·  8 months ago

;)