Urban gates and ancient towers

An inestimable heritage

Preserved over the centuries, Rovigo maintains the urban gates and the ancient towers that were part of the medieval city wall.
Discover the urban gates and the ancient towers of Rovigo.

Torre Pighin (Pighin Tower)

Via Renato Otello Pighin, 26 

Torre Pighin is named after the homonymous street it overlooks. It is the only remaining watchtower among those that once formed part of the ancient city wall.
In the 18th century the tower was transformed into a residential building, which it still is, featuring a large open fireplace. On either side of the tower, it is still possible to see small buildings, built over the centuries along the city walls which are no longer visible.

Porta Sant'Agostino (Saint Agostino’s Gate)

Via Giacomo Sichirollo, 7

Porta Sant'Agostino is one of the last two gates built on the medieval city wall. Its date is uncertain, it is presumably from the first half of the 16th century.

Porta San Bartolomeo (Saint Bartolomeo’s Gate)

Via Giovanni Miani

It is one of the three gates of the original 14th century city wall. It connected the city to the San Bartolomeo neighborhood.


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