Piazza San Biagio, Finalborgo, Italy, 2015

Finalborgo, is walled medieval town built at the junction of two rivers Aquila and Pora. In Roman times area was known as Ad Fines [on the border] marking boundary between two Ligurian tribes. Town was first mentioned in 967. Since 1162 it was a base of the powerful Marquisate which existed in various forms until 1797. It is an older brother of Finale Marina [two squares from that area are also in our collection. When you enter the city true Porta Reale, one of 4 existing gates to the city, to the Piazza San Biagio church of the same name immediately becomes visible. Overpowering church of San Biagio, rebuilt in 1630–50 over the earlier medieval church, is covering much larger area that the square itself. Few photos bellow will explain what I am talking about. Church has maintained an octagonal tower from the 15th century, giving the whole city distinctive look.

Of course as usual few very good restaurants and cafes are offering their services mainly for tourists. Few pleasant balconies are overlooking the little plaza. Few details visible on closer inspection are bringing some contemporary touches to the whole sight.

Initially I thought that this square is called Piazza Sacrestia, after discovering the name plate. There is no space around it and after I found out that the real name is Piazza San Biago I was even more puzzled.

This space is perfect entrance to the very exciting city and some of the wonders are discoverable on Piazza Garibaldi other square in our collection, or in the gallery in our photoblog page.

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sociability
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ceremonial
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uses & activities
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religious
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access & linkages
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social
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comfort
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residential
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image
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court yard
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with park
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Last time updated on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 10:16 PM