5. Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia, ex piazza d’Armi

Immediately to your right, you can see the facade of the Church of San Martino, whose origins date back to the year 1000. The church was built on the pre-existing ruins of a temple dedicated to Jupiter. This theory is supported by nearby excavations revealing Roman remains from ancient Peschiera, dated between the first and third centuries AD.

On the southern side of the square, directly in front of you, is the facade of the ancient complex of the Rocca, which underwent various military interventions by the Scaligeri from the late Roman period (1275-1385).

The square complex was renovated during the Venetian period (1550-1700) as the Arsenal Port. Subsequently, during the Habsburg period, the square was completed with the construction of the buildings that now surround it.

From Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia, let’s continue walking across the Ponte dei Voltoni.

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