"Moats and curtains" Palmanova Things to Do Tip by croisbeauty

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  Moats and curtains
by croisbeauty

The fortification sector is a real open-air museum with Venetian and Frencj fortified structures. Palmanova was built to be a war machine and its creation is designed along military lines and needes.
The bastione or baluardo (bastion or bulwark) is one of the most typical elements of Palmanova. It is an arrow-point-shaped rampart and on its corners are located the logge, shelters provided with a gallery to reach the bastion.
The sortie is a wide way out towards the moat. At the end of this way there is the falsabraga, an embankment parallel to the curtain, used to hide the troops' movings from the inner to the outer fortifications.

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  • Updated Apr 12, 2005
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