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The Fortress of the Tower Bridge

by Iryna Venco on 4 July 2018

Rocca di Ponte di Torre, Este (PD)

The great fortress, Rocca di Ponte di Torre, was strategically located to guard and defend a fluvial crossing and the road that led from Este to Montagnana... Read more

The Carrarese Castle of Este

by Iryna Venco on 20 March 2018

Castello Carrarese, Este

Once built to defend the ancient town of Este, the centuries-old Castello Carrarese is now the town's symbol and one of its most frequently visited attractions... Read more

The Castle of San Zeno

by Iryna Venco on 2 September 2017

The Castle of San Zeno, Montagnana

Situated in the eastern part of Montagnana where la porta Padova, one of the main entrance gates, is found, the castle of San Zeno is considered by historians to be the earliest part of the defensive structure of the medieval town... Read more

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