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Part of Albrizzi's map, 1761
Part of Albrizzi's map, 1761

Facts in brief:

Founded by Ligurians in 1st cen. BCE; gained independence in 1164 and joined Lombard League; was destroyed by Emperor Frederick II in 1236; ruled by Della Scala family of Verona 14th cen.; part of Venetian Republic 15th cen.; named UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

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