The Castel San Pietro was originally joined by a continuous wall around the Soccorso now stands on the ruins (still partially ... More
Piazzale Castel San Pietro
The Castel San Pietro was originally joined by a continuous wall around the Soccorso now stands on the ruins (still partially visible) of a viscount's castle built in 1389. In 1450 it was joined to other fortifications but was partly dismanteled by the French with the Austrians finishing the job off so that they could build neoromanic barracks on the site. From the castle's terrace there is a splendid panorama of the city walls. On the left hand side, the internal part of the medieval walls are visible from the Grotta to San Zeno in Monte while on the extreme right you can make out the castles of Santa Sofia, San Leonardo (now converted into the Madonna di Lourdes sanctuary), San Mattia, and other defense structures built by the Austrians.
This church is located on the river bank of the same name. It was built as a monastery by the
Benedictines in 1046 and was handed over to the Venetian Friars of St George in alga in 1442. The ...
Enclosed by Bernini's magnificent colonnade, this square has the largest number of visitors in the world. Millions of tourists wait
here either for the Pope's Sunday blessing or to enter the Basilica . More than a square, the colonnade ...