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Pisa seen from above. Walk along the top of the city walls of Pisa

Pisa seen from above: Walking along the city walls is an extraordinary way to discover one of Italy’s most beautiful cities from a different angle.

The 3-kilometre walkway along the top of the 11 metre-high old walls has 4 access points and offers a exceptional, panoramic view of Pisa and its Piazza dei Miracoli and Piazzetta Del Rosso.

 

Pisa seen from above: Walk along the top of the city walls of Pisa in 2022

The walls of Pisa, built between 1154 and 1161 and finally completed in 1284, form what is known as the Old Citadel.

Among the oldest in Italy and almost completely intact, they had the primary purpose of protecting the Cathedral and the future Baptistery and also the bridge over the River Serchio, the most militarily vulnerable point, to the north-west of the city.

It was here that the first wall was built in grey limestone or San Giuliano marble.

Pinkish grey Asciano stone was used at a later date.

After years of restoration work, it is now possible to walk along top of these impressive walls, admiring the towers and ramparts, and over the four main gates to the city: Porta Nuova in Piazza dei Miracoli, Porta a Lucca, Porta San Zeno and Porta Calcesana.
 

 

Pisa seen from above. Walk along the top of the city walls of Pisa. Info and entry tickets

The walk is open from 10.00 to 20.00 daily, June, July and August.

Last admission: 19.30.

Entry tickets can be purchased at the entrance and from ticket offices in Torre Santa Maria, Torre Piezometrica and in Piazza delle Gondole.

Full ticket price: € 5.

Entry is free for children up to 8 years, people with disability and their helpers, tourist guides and teachers accompanying school groups (2 for every 15 pupils).

Family ticket: € 15 (maximum 2 adults + maximum 3 children).

Entry and exit possible from Torre Santa Maria in Piazza dei Miracoli, Torre Piezometrica, Piazza delle Gondole and Torre di Legno behind Piazzetta del Rosso.

Discover the fascinating experience of walking around the walls of Pisa during your stay at the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, just 25 km away.

The perfect hotel for a relaxing holiday and ideal starting point for exploring Pisa and enjoying the view from the City Walls!

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