1. Porta Brescia

Begin your visit from the parking lot west of the fortress (P3 Porta Brescia Parking), near Porta Brescia.

Porta Brescia, also known as the “country gate,” was the rural access to the fortress. Its simple and compact architecture is typical of military constructions, designed for defense. From here, you can already admire the imposing 16th-century bastion, protected by the moat which, along with the other three canals, surrounds the fortress.

Cross the bridge designed by Anton Maria Lorna in 1760 to enter the heart of the fortress. Continuing on, you will reach the historic city centre and arrive at Piazza San Marco.