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Verona-padua Railway Could Destroy Cultural Landscape, Experts Warn

Discussion in 'Veneto' started by Aurelia, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. I couldn't believe this when I'd found this article, however, I do admit it was expected.
    Link to the original article from the Guardian:

    I quote, "A high speed railway linking the ancient Italian cities of Verona and Padua could destroy a 17th century wonder that is home to the works of Andrea Palladio, one of the most influential architects in western history, architectural experts have warned" unquote

    I'd learnt about him Andrea Palladio when I was doing British Architecture. His works are so amazing, his buildings look fabulous. It would be a shame that something as beautiful as his legacy could be damaged. I do understand, though, that cities need to be modernised and the travel time reduced. What better way of connecting them than by rail? I do hope though that they find a good solution and manage to leave the cultural landscape untouched.

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