Northern Cliff face

Cittadella’s northern cliff-face, which is crowned by a medieval enceinte, is heavily fissured and undermined by cavities. Various sections of this bedrock had collapsed over time, the latest incident of which occurred in 2005 (as shown in the accompanying photographs). A secondary feature of the cliff-face was the use of masonry revetments which were employed by the Knights to seal off and plug-in various caves and recesses which were thought at the time to constitute a danger to the safety of the stronghold. Many of these revetments were found to be partially collapsed and were in a dire need of repair.