Fortress Town of Palmanova

Photo by Shandos Cleaver.

Fortress Town of Palmanova is part of the Tentative list of Italy in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List. This site (or parts of it) has already been inscribed under Venetian Works of Defence WHS.

The Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (Fortress Town of Palmanova) is one of the more important and better preserved examples of late Renaissance military architecture. It was built by order of the Venetian Republic in 1593 to protect the Republic's eastern boundaries. The town retains its nine-pointed star structure, conceived as an inexpugnable defensive system.

Map of Fortress Town of Palmanova

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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