Happy Sunday to you all! Today I want to take you inside one of the beautiful place t visit in my city (Pistoia, Italy): the ancient fortress of Santa Barbara!
It's a 14th century fortress, built to guard our town and tha name "Santa Barbara" is because Saint Barbara is the patron saint of the artillerymen (and miners too). The oldest part of the fortress was built in the 1331, when the Florentine Republic had the power over my city, but the building was enlarged just in the 1531.
Even if it could seems a castle, this building was just for defences and, for a short period, as jail.
I'm proud to say that after more than 600 years (and a lot of wars), this fortress is well preserved and a very important part of our history.
Today there was a special event inside the fortress: a medieval re-enactment! People in beautiful ancient costumes was there and along the streets of the city for all the day.
I really think the fortress is the perfect place for a similar re-enactment ^_^
I hope you appreciated this virtual tour inside our fortress!
See ya soon and steem on,
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