Month: April 2018

Yugoslavian History and Insubrica region: story of Grassi’s Family from Rancate

When travelling to Petrovaradin, Belgrade, Nis, Timisoara, the submerged island of Ada Kaleh-New Orsova, and Alba Iulia (see the map here), we can admire huge fortresses that are testimonials of a consistent military past. Only few visitors know that these fortresses, built by Austrian-Hungarians, were in fact all conceived by Swiss military engineer Nicolas Doxat (Yverdon 1682 – Belgrade […]