The architect’s Walk

Itinerary n.1 – 1,5 km – 45 min.

Palmanova is one of the most successful models of “ideal fortress city” actually built. Its star-shaped plan, with nine points, is in fact a hymn to perfection and urban symmetry. The access to the city, through three gates, was designed to immediately enjoy a very deep sight: with a single glance it is possible to reach the heart of Palmanova, the Big Square. This perfectly hexagonal square, arrival point of any path that starts from the gates, could not better represent the idea of design perfection at the base of the entire fortress city.