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    Citta murata

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The tour through the history of the town ends by this chapter.
    During the 14th century, Montagnana gained its most important strategic position. Besides a safe shelter, it was departure base for war expeditions.
    In the beginning of the 15th century, due to a decline of the Carraro family, Montagnana passed under Venice control and have lost its military importance.

    Fondest memory: Do not visit Montagnana on Sunday, as I did, because the local Tourist Ofiice is closed and you wont be able to visit the city walls and its towers.

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    Rocca degli Alberi

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: In 1337, the Carraro family took Montagnana back from the Scaligeri of Verona and equipped it with wider walls. During the reign of Ubertino and Francesco I Carraro, a new bastion was built called Rocca degli Alberi (the Fortress of the Trees).
    The bastion stands on the side which were exposed to the Verona county.

    Rocca degli Alberi
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    Citta murata

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Medieval Montagnana had important strategic position, being border town of the Padova county. The Padova territory was controlled by the Carraro family who strengthened Montagnana's walls for protective reason, incursions from the Scaligeri of Verona.
    During the period of mighty Cangrande, Verona conquered Montagnana and kept it under control for more then twenty years.

    Fondest memory: The city walls are of huge proportions and almost perfectly preserved.

    Montagnana, the city walls
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    Montagnana - Citta murata

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 1, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The first settlement here dates back to the Roman times, given the numerous archeological findings. Montagnana became residence of the Marchesi family , who took the name from the Estensi, and kept governing the city until the last quarter of the 13th century.

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    ...but not only walls

    by effeti Updated Oct 21, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Montagnana has probably one of the better preserved (and still intact) medieval walls in all europe, and seeing them with the warm colours of a sunset is worth a visit itself.
    But all the little town is beautiful... its churches, its streets, its buldings, its well known sweet hams are delicious....
    And, despite of its beauty, it is definitely off the crowd of tourist... You will enjoy it like the little country town it is..

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