Bastione delle Maddalene

The Bastion of "Maddalene in Campo Marzo", which takes its name from the nearby convent of Saint Mary Magdalene, is in the middle of a wider system of Habsburg-Venetian military architecture which will be part of the future "Parco delle Mura". Porta Vescovo (1520; 1863), Porta di Campo Fiore (1865), the Bastion of Campo Marzo (1565) - the last fortification built in Verona by the Republic of Venice - and the Military Bakery of Santa Marta are all parts of this original organism.

Alberto I della Scala had the "Campo Marzio" turreted walls built between 1287 and 1298. The construction extended from the left bank of the river Adige to Porta Vescovo.

In 1527 Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino and the Governor General of the Venetian militias had the Bastion of Maddalene built to strengthen the existing Scaliger city wall. It was the first example in Verona of modern fortification designed for the use of artillery.

The sixteenth-century Bastion was subsequently restored according to the project by Franz Von Scholl, the most distinguished Habsburg military architect. This intervention executed the renovation plan of Verona's city walls required by the field marshal Josef Radetzky.