Friday, February 6, 2015

Brenner Pass, Italy

In the Tyrolean Alps, castles were built on high promontories to surveil passage, charge tolls, and assure order. Cutting through the Alps was the Brenner Pass. It was a natural passageway between two complementary climate regions, one subtropical with its winter growing season and and one temperate with its summer growing season. Trade ensued. [1984]

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