One of the best preserved examples of medieval military architecture

Cittadella is a walled medieval city that still has a boundary wall in the shape of an irregular oval with thirty-two towers. The walls that were built around 1220 for defensive purposes can still be visited and offer an enchanting view of the city. Crossing the bridge entrance, there are two main roads of the city that lead to the center of the four gates of the city. The whole town plan is an interesting example of fortified medieval architecture.

Cittadella was awarded the Silver Medal of Valor for its work in the partisan struggle during the Second World War. Its Tower of Malta (Torre di Malta), a prison built in 1251 by Ezzelino III da Romano, is mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy. Today, the Torre di Malta is home to an archaeological museum and the ground floor is a large conference hall.

The Church of Santa Maria del Torresino, which has been recently restored and reopened for worship, and the Praetorian Building, a delightful manor house with a Verona red marble door and currently home to exhibitions, are also worth visiting. The Duomo has numerous pieces of art while the Building della Loggia (Building of the Loggia) and the Teatro Sociale (Social Theatre) have become symbols of the city.

Tourists should also visit the Convent of San Francesco, built in 1481 and characterized by a bright cloister and the delightful Little Church of Santa Lucia di Brenta that belonged to a Benedictine monastery dating back to 1100.

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