The bastion, located at the junction of Via Spalti and Santa Maria dei Battuti, is one of the few Mestre archaeological monuments represented in ancient cartography and visible today.

In the 12th century, the Moza or Rocha Tower was one of the structures on the west side of the Castle together with the Clock Tower. In 16th and 17th century maps, this tower represented the north-west end of the Castle.

With an unusual polygonal shape, it tends to blend into a building used for housing. The Torrione, together with minimal parts of the walls still present on the eastern side, are distantly reminiscent of Mestre's Castelnuovo.

Its current polygonal shape, according to some, dates back to 1245 when Ezzelino da Romano decided to reinforce Mestre's city walls with 'three strong round bastions', that is to say, circular bastions, while others believe that its shape may date back to the Serenissima of the 16th century. Plausible, however, is that the shape of the bastion places the building in a different era from the Middle Ages.

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