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The old defense of the port and of the splendid Bari Vecchia: the Fort of Sant’Antonio

 

The Fort of San'Antonio is one of the most characteristic elements of the wall that surrounds Bari Vecchia ; it is located in one of the highest points of these walls and its history dates back to 1071 when, in defense of the sieges of the old port , a watchtower was built.

This tower , dedicated to Sant'Antonio by virtue of the discovery of some elements attributable to a church previously existing nearby and inspired by the holy , was destroyed in the following years.

Around the 16th century a new reconstruction of the tower itself is started which also includes several reinforcements, throughout its history, for military purposes.

Like all stories, there is always a beginning and an end, so decline comes to the fort of Sant’Antonio ; the structure is demilitarized and changes its use, becoming the property of the municipality.

Like all stories, there is always a beginning and an end, so decline comes to the fort of Sant’Antonio ; the structure is demilitarized and changes its use, becoming the property of the municipality.

Today the fort shines on the seafront of Bari and is visible externally to anyone who wants to get close for some souvenir photos (the view of the sea and the city is enchanting).

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