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Medieval Towers

A cache by Larsus cisalpinus, HorheSLO Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/21/2010
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Porec (Italian Parenzo, Latin Parens or Parentium) is a tourist town and port on the west coast of Istria. Porec has a mild Mediterranean climate and a large number of beaches, a picturesque old town and surrounding areas, and interesting cultural / historic sites.

The area of Porec has been inhabited since prehistoric times. During the 2nd century BC, Roman castrum was built, a little later Municipium, and in the 1st century it became a colony. After the Roman rule, Goths came and then Byzantines and Franks. For a few years Porec even had his own municipal government. From 1267 to 1797 it belonged to Venice. After the fall of Venice it came under Austrian rule. From 1918 to 1943 it belonged to fascist Italy.

Between the 12th and 19th centuries, the city had strong defensive walls. During Venetian rule they had to reinforce the walls and built the towers (15th century) for defense against Turkish attacks. Among the many remains of the rich and turbulent past of Porec there are still three medieval towers visible: a round one in the south, a pentagonal at the entrance to Decumanus street and another defense tower. To get the set of final coordinates of the cache you have to find these towers.

On each tower is a board with the year of formation.

S1 - Pentagonal tower N 45° 13.661 E 013° 35.678 What year is on board? ABCD

S2 - Round tower N 45° 13.625 E 013° 35.651 What year is on board? EFGH

S3 - Defense tower N 45° 13.695 E 013° 35.698 What year is on board? IJKL


FINAL STAGE: Just do the simple math

N 45° 13.[A+B+E][D+E+I][I+J]
E 013° 35.[A+E+I][C+E+J][H+I+L]

Please bring your own pen. Dear German geocachers, it would be great if some of you could write a few words in ENGLISH about this geocaching experience for those who don't understand German! Thanks a lot in advance! Ein großes Dankeschön im Voraus! :)

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