Il fortino della duchessa

Today it is used to celebrate civil weddings with brides who climb the entire wall to get to the highest point of the old city. But it was once a small fortification that served as a watchtower. It was built to defend the port of Bari. In the 16th century, during the reign of Isabella D’Aragona, the Duchess had a series of works done. Above all, he added a secret passage to make her escape in case of danger. Isabella was the mother of Bona Sforza, who later became queen of Poland.

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