Mastio della Cittadella, Turin

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  • Beautiful visit in the bowels of Turin. Tunnels of Pietro Micca and remains of defensive walls of Turin. I recommend the visit
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  • The only monument of the sixteenth-century Turin, along with the Scaglia di Verrua palace, is what remains of a formidable fortress - the Citadel - which hosted the city's most important defence garrison for over two centuries, rejecting the attacks that came from the inside (conspiracy of the Sabaudi brothers-in-law against Madama Cristina - 1640) and exterior (famous siege French of 1706 in the War of The Spanish Succession) up to the Napoleonic events. To make room for the urban enlargements of the mid-1800s the Pentagonal Citadel was progressively demolished and probably the Keep would have done the same, if there had not been a man like the bray, who with his sensitivity to antiquities Turin was definitely in the running. Waiting for the beautiful National Artillery Museum to reopen, with its underground galleries (see the martyrdom of Pietro Micca), you have to settle for this sturdy building, spartan and essential in design but absolutely brilliant in the conception of the arch. Peace. Imagine it outside a town that had 20,000 inhabitants (70,000 at the end of the 19700s), surrounded by large free esplans and independent of the Savoy capital. We think, that it took a very few years to build all the fortress. Other times. The visit, rather fast, will be longer and more complete in the future with the reopening of the galleries. It is now highly recommended only to the enthusiast of the city's history and its glorious war travals. Thanks to FAI volunteers.
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  • Picturesque fortification which is under renovation at the moment.
  • Visited on the occasion of the days of the FAI. Emptied of any kind of furniture or historical object due to its military functions and its subsequent uses, it offers a glimpse of the imposing citadel. Unfortunately it is one of the few remaining symbols, but in the future could host an armoury museum and could be included in the visit to the cistern (if ever you can access it). Important stage, together with other museums such as the one dedicated to Pietro Micca, to understand the evolution of the defence systems of the Savoy Kingdom.
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