Contrary to what demonstrated until that time, Napoleon Bonaparte distrusted the attachment of the urban fortifications, and he wanted to have in the Rocca d’Anfo and not in Brescia, a piazza that could be left to its own devices and that could endure artillery attacks.
Batteria della Gola or Grande stands at the foot of the high portion of the Rocca d’Anfo and it develops in horizontal, in parallel with the shore, and marking the profile of the lake. It was projected and built as it was a Parisian residential palace and inside accommodations and rooms for the soldiers were collocated.
In the Report of the defence state of the 8 September 1813, with the structures that compose the block of the high section of the Fortress, it is highlighted the finalization and the workability of that portion.
Under Piazza d’Armi, a cistern able to contain 216.000 litres is collocated.
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD OR TEMPORARY INTERVAL: 1803-1811
TYPE OF BUILDING: barracks
DIMENSION: 606 square metres
ELEVATION: 570 M sea level