The City

Bastione Cantarane

It is the bastion located further south and was erected after the Feltrin Bastion. Along the Montagni bicycle and pedestrian path you can see the damage reported during the bombings of the Second World War which also demolished the ancient Hapsburg railway bridge. It is also possible to admire...

Bastione San Marco

When you enter the courtyard, on the left, by a ramp, you can go up on to the wall of the Bastione San Marco. The Bastion, the second one built of the Venetian pentagonal walls of 1553, is still perfect today in its technical military structures. Walking along the edge...

Bastione Tognon

The impressive Bastione Tognon of 1552, which still preserves the visible remains of St. Mark’s Lion partially destroyed by Napoleon, is the fifth bastion of the Venetian fortress. A particularity of the last period of use of the bastion, by...

Venetian walls

The high and imposing sixteenth-century walled pentagonal wall completely encloses the historic center, a true jewel of architecture, art and culture. Channels, bridges, wide sloping squares such as the Great Arms Square, impressive military buildings, characterize the city by making it unique...

Officers Pavillion

On the left of the Parco Catullo, there stands a majestic building, in 1856 the seat of the officers of the Hapsburg Army. This structure, with a typical military appearance, was completed in only two years of work. One strange fact about this building is the presence of an...

Church of S.Martino Vescovo

The Church of San Martino Bishop is located in the historic center of the town and is one of the oldest places of worship in the Diocese of Verona. The first testimonies date back to 1008. In 1454 the church became parish church. Napoleon Bonaparte in 1812 required the church and transformed it...

Former artillery barracks in the austrian complex of the beyond Mincio

On the other side of the Ponte dei Voltoni, there are the former barracks of the artillery of the Hapsburg military quarter on the other bank of the Mincio. We are about to enter that sector which was originally the Hapsburg military quarter, in the Venetian fortress; behind...

Scaligero Castle

Late Roman fortification, fortified by the scaliger (XIII-XIV), renovated in the Venetian period (XVI-XVII) as an arsenal and in the Habsburg era (1837 and 1861). Source: Municipatity of Peschiera

Porta Verona

Going in and then leaving towards the outside for about ten metres, looking at the impressive façade of the gate, we can see the place, in the centre of the gate, where there was the likeness of St. Mark’s Lion. This effigy, a symbolic image of the Republic of Venice, was...

Bastione Feltrin

In the Western part of the fortress, it was the first to be built. Slightly hidden from the city centre, it can be clearly seen from the bridge of Porta Brescia. You can see how part of the Bastion is missing. In 1935, part of the structure collapsed due to the...

Bastione Querini

The Bastione Querini was one of the two side of entrance from the lake, to the fortress. It gave access to the boats and crafts when the twin bastion was present, before being demolished in 1906. From this position you can continue along the port, and stop at the first station...

Voltoni's Bridge

The Ponte dei Voltoni, of which the characteristic five arches are easily recognized, was built in 1556. The Veneto governor, Iacobo Gauro, whose commemorative plaque, on the façade of the house in Via Dante can still be seen, directed the building works, immediately...

Parade Grounds Command Building

On the western side of the park, it stands the Palace of the Fortified town of 1854 Command also called Historical house in which he held the Congress of 1917 in which Vittorio Emanuele III proclaimed the resistance on the Piave. Today it houses a museum housing documents and artifacts from...

Austrian pallet

Austrian pallet is an important element of artillery of the Habsburg era. Inserted into the S.Marco bastion and the Voltoni root, it had the function of a pyrotechnic laboratory and the storage of cannon balls. His splendid recovery is due to the volunteers of the Alpini section of Peschiera d /...

Army Military Hospital

Bomb Structure of the Habsburg Period (1865) that then became an Italian military prison and now is dismantled. Source: Municipatity of Peschiera

Provveditore's Palace and San Marco's Square

The Governor’s Palace stands in the old centre of the city next to the Canale di Mezzo. The Veneto patricians, appointed by the Republic of Venice, exercised power in this palace, in their role as Governors of the Fortress. Later it became the town hall...

Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia, ex piazza d'Armi

On your right, you can immediately see the façade of the Church of San Martin, the vestiges of which date back to the year 1000. The church stands on pre-existing ruins of the temple of Jupiter. This theory is confirmed by the adjoining excavations, with...

Franciscus I Barracks

  Just before exiting Porta Verona to our left we see the imposing barracks Franciscus I, 1822, now houses the Police Academy, and dedicated to the Emperor Habsburg. At one time this building used to host the infantry that was to defend the city. Source: Municipatity of Peschiera

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