Facts in brief:
Characterized by grid plan designed in 1578-1580 by Italian architect Bernardo Morando of Padua; has long been cultural & academic center for region; 8,000 inhabitants were slain during Nazi occupation; noted for Morando's 17th-cen. Church of St. Thomas. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
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