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Our town is a treasure chest

                           Go on a quest with us. A cultural-historical tour,                                                Most likely, the first people who left their traces here
                           museums, galleries, traditions, festivals and activities.                                         cared less about coffee and warmth-loving plants and
                           We, too, always discover something new.                                                           more about other things. They cultivated the land.
                           We – the people of Lienz!                                                                         Clearing and building. The earliest Christian settlements,
                                                                                                                             Roman villae and thermae, mediaeval fortresses,
                                                                                                                             mercantile residences. Paola Gonzaga, the Gorizian bride,
                                                                                                                             was the first to bring Italian flair from Mantua to the
                                                                                                                             formerly austere town. Times have changed. And we,
                                                                                                                             the citizens, will only put up a fight if a shadow looms
                                                                                                                             over our “Town of the Sun”. The flair has remained.
                                                                                                                             We live in our town. What remains of the past will be
                                                                                                                             introduced to you in this book. Go on an interesting
                   Lienz · Our town is a treasure chest
                                                                                                                             walk through history.
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