The siege of Pisa in 1500

L'assedio di Pisa del 1500
L'assedio di Pisa del 1500
Torre di legno

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On July 10th 1500, thanks to the courageous reaction of the Pisans, the French and Florentine army abandoned the attempted siege of the stretch of wall between Porta Calcesana and Torre alle Piagge, of which traces still remain evident in the masonry.

520 years after this important event, the historical group "Balestrieri di Porta San Marco" will accompany visitors, in costumes, in the story of those days based on the book "Honor and Glory" by the Pisan historian Mario Chiaverini.

The visits will be organized in 3 Shifts of maximum 20 pax with departure from Torre di Legno and descent to Piazza delle Gondole:

1st Round: 18: 30-19: 15

2nd Round: 19: 00-19: 45

3rd Round: 19: 30: 00-20: 15

Since there are some architectural barriers in the stretch between Torre di Legno and Piazza delle Gondole, visitors with motor disabilities will be able to communicate it to identify any solutions.


Event ticket - Single cost € 3.00

Presale € 1.50

Free for children under 8 years and accompanying disabled people

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the 050 0987480 (from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00), at the Torre S. Maria ticket office on the opening days (Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19 : 00) and directly on the evening of the event, subject to availability (60)