Veneto: the fortress of Peschiera del Garda, UNESCO world heritage site

Jul 14, 2021 178

The Fortress of Peschiera del Garda, Italy's 53rd Unesco site since July 2017, is one of the defensive works built by the Republic of Venice between the 16th and 17th centuries to defend its land and sea territory. During the Renaissance, the 'Serenissima' created a new defence system, known as 'alla moderna' or 'bastioned', which reflected the changes in military techniques and architecture.

The origins of the village and its fortifications

Peschiera del Garda is located on Lake Garda, in the province of Verona, close to the provinces of Mantua and Brescia. This strategic position, since Roman times has facilitated the development of the city that thanks to the river Mincio had excellent communication routes with the cities of the Po Valley, primarily Mantua.

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