Star fort

A star fort, bastion fort or trace italienne, is a fortification in a style that evolved during the age of gunpowder when the cannon came to dominate the battlefield. It was first seen in the mid-15th century in Italy. ... the star fortress was a very flat structure composed of many triangular bastions, specifically designed to cover each other, and a ditch. (wiki)

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Mantua and Sabbioneta Sabbioneta
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St. Petersburg Peter & Paul Fortress
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