This gives a general view of the rear (inside
fortress) of the two towers that comprise the entrance gate defensive works.
Jakobo Torsello Tower. (# 2) Bernabo di Franki di Pagano Tower (# 3) They were
built to strengthen the defense of the main gate. They are three stories high.
Together they provide cross fire covering the barbican. The Jakobo Torsello
Tower was built in 1385.The Bernabo di Franki di Pagano Tower was built in
1414. On the northern wall is the plaque with date and inscription. It is three
stories of open type with only three walls. Inside these there are projections
at each level to support the wooden beams on which the cover (floor) rested.
There were reenforcements in the walls to prevent their being burst in by the
blows of enemy rams. The tower foundations were reenforced. In the tower lowest
level there are cut loopholes that look like chinks. In the upper level there
are rectangular embrasures with chambers. The tower is topped by machicolations
and then teeth shaped merlons. To the west side there is an attached
semicircular single story structure with the remains of fireplace. This likely
was the guardroom. In 1972 archeological workers inside the tower at a depth of
5 meters uncovered fragments of the wall and tower of pre-Genoese construction.
The north wall of the tower is attached to the wall of the barbican. Further
restoration work was accomplished in 1977-79.