Fortezza, the East Gate

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Fortezza, the East Gate

Fortezza, the east gate

 

 


I enter the Fortezza through the main East Gate with Maria, my personal guide for today.

The gate is an impressive archway protected by a semi-circular embrasure just over the arch.

Unfortunately the Venetian coat of arms over the gate no longer exists.

The great inner door opens onto a long, cobbled, vaulted corridor. Treading on the stones worn smooth by time, it’s like entering a time tunnel for a trip to Rethymnon’s Venetian past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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