Zamosc is a city in southeastern Poland, situated about 90 km from Lublin. Modelled on Italian trading cities of the period, Zamosc is an exquisite example of a Renaissance town. The old city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its colourful Town Hall and Market Square are just two of the many lovely attractions here. It was founded in the 16th century by the chancellor Jan Zamoysky on the trade route linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea. Zamosc was built by the architect Bernando Morando, a native of Padua. It has retained its original layout and fortifications and a large number of buildings that combine Italian and central European architectural traditions.