The Venetian Walls are one of the most famous fortresses built by Venice. They were built to defend the Western border of the Venetian Republic, while the Eastern border was defended by the fortress in Famagosta, on the island of Cyprus.
No battles were ever fought here. From the 19th century on, the bastions and ramparts have been a favourite walkway. The best way to see the walls and enjoy the impressive historical buildings and beautiful landscapes is on foot.