Medieval fortifications in Rovigo
From Piazza Matteotti you can already see the two brick towers of the medieval ramparts which rise in a park off the square. The Torre Donà, the higher of the two towers and the smaller tower are surrounded by the ruins of a fortified wall. The noble family of Este of Ferrara secured the City of Rovigo in the Middle Ages and built a castle and defensive towers. From the mighty fortress and the wall which once surrounded the city only the remains of the former bastion have been preserved in the park around the Torre Donà.