A beautiful town in Italy called Palmanova has a lot history, character, and an amazing story. The idea of this town was to follow Utopia. This ideas started by Sir Thomas More, when he wrote the book Utopia. The book described the physical features of a city as well as the life of the people who lived in it. His book sparked a flame in literary circles. A great many other books of similar nature were written in short order. They all followed a major theme: equality. Everyone had the same amount of wealth, respect, and life experiences.
The entire town of Palmanova is famous for its concentric citadel or fortress plan and structure, called a star fort.
Palmanova is a city in Italy constructed during the renaissance and it is a city built following the ideals of a utopia. It is a concentric city with the form of a star, with three nine sided ring roads intersecting in the main military radiating streets.
During the renaissance many ideas of a utopia, both as a society and as a city, surfaced. Utopia was considered to be a place where there was perfection in the whole of its society.
The shape also comes from cosmological ideas, reflecting the religion of the day. It is believed to be the most perfect of all geometries
The society had a calculated elimination of variety and a monotonous environment.
The fortress consists of: 9 ravelins, 9 bastions, 9 lunettes, 18 cavaliers.
The bell tower of the cathedral, erected in 1776, was deliberately made short because enemies attacking the city should not be able to see the cathedral from outside the city walls.
The town has about 5400 residents.
And is only about 5 square miles big.
But the town has low crime and virtually no poverty.
The town still has a lot of character and charm
And would be a fantastic place to visit.
Impressive, right? I love the idea that everyone is equal and there is no poverty or crime.