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St. Peter's Castle is a fortress located on the hill of San Pietro.
The site for the construction of the fortress was not chosen by chance – the high hill overlooking the entire city and the Adige River was an ideal strategic point.
According to archaeological excavations, people lived here as early as the Iron Age. In the Roman era, the first fortifications appeared here, controlling the crossing of the river, and soon a city began to emerge on the opposite bank, which was later named Verona.
During the reign of the Venetian Republic, the castle complex belonged to the military commander Verona. At the beginning of the 17th century, a number of restoration works were carried out in the castle, during which the soldiers' premises were renovated. At the beginning of the 18th century, the infantry barracks were expanded. In the 19th century, most of the castle was destroyed by Napoleon's troops.
In the middle of the 19th century, Austrian Field Marshal Josef Radetzky ordered the construction of barracks on the territory of the castle complex, which have survived to this day.
Due to the peculiarities of the relief, the powerful walls surrounding the castle have an irregular elongated shape: on the east side it is broken, on the south and west sides – straight. On the south and east sides there were gates equipped with drawbridges.
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Topic: Castle of St. Peter in Italy, Verona resort.