The origin of the “soccorso tower”

The Tower is an ancient defensive structure built between 1340 and 1372 and located in the
southwestern area of the city, near the Castle of the Carrarese family, the family that ruled Padua from 1318 to 1405. In about two hundred meters you could find a defensive complex consisting of the Castle, the two defensive citadels (from the first, called “old”, the rescue started, i.e., a protected corridor along the course of the Bacchiglione river), the Soccorso tower in connection with the Porta Saracinesca which allowed to monitor the entrance river in the city. The tower was held with a control function at least until 1589.
la torre del soccorso padova

The story goes on

The Tower is an ancient defensive structure built between 1340 and 1372, near the Castle of the Carrarese family, who ruled Padua from 1318 to 1405. In about two hundred metres there was a defensive complex composed of the Castle, the two defensive citadels, and the Soccorso tower in connection with the Porta Saracinesca, which guarded the river entrance to the city. The tower was kept with a control function until at least 1589.

The tower today

Between 2011 and 2012, major restoration works were started to transform the tower into an
accommodation facility and the Bastion into a place for events related to the tasting of wines and oil produced by the Rossi Chauvenet family in the Venetian and Apulian properties. The tower complex, a privileged place of events linked to men and women of the past, today wants to write its own history made up of conviviality and exchanges.