Parco delle Concette for the little ones

Panoramica parco delle Concette (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Panoramica parco delle Concette (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
The park is enclosed between the Barbagianni (Barn owl) bastion (unusual name, perhaps born from the presence of the birds) and the monastery of San Silvestro, where once we would have found a beautiful vineyard. There are still the nineteenth-century tubs for washing laundry, find them! But above all some decorations with alternating bands on the walls: they are the remains of a breach opened by the Florentines in August 1503. Are you able to see it? Find it!

In order to reconquer the city, Florence paid the master Leonardo da Vinci to design a detour of the Arno to the east to leave Pisa without water and make it surrender. Fortunately, the project failed because it was too expensive! They tried to leave Pisa in the dry! Indeed, a few months earlier, the Florentines had settled in Santa Croce in Fossabanda (a Dominican monastery just outside the walls) to open a passage between the walls near the Barbagianni. After days of artillery fire, Corrado Tarlatini, captain of the Pisan people, had some planks placed above the moat outside the walls into which numerous nails covered with earth were driven in. The moat was filled with pitch, sulphur, oil and other substances to be set on fire at the right moment. The Florentines opened a breach, but at the moment of entering they ended up on the nails of the planks, while the Pisans set fire to the flammable materials contained in the moat.
The few remaining assailants were forced to flee. The walls were then buffered, imitating the dual tone of the Cathedral. Look closely at the walls, can you find the point where the breach was opened?
Last update: 31/03/2021
LA BICOCCA
260m
Via Silvio Luschi, 14
Recapito 335 6678867
LA DEA
280m
Di Mezzana, 7 p.T - 1°p - Cisanello
Recapito 333 7556651
LE GONDOLE DI PISA
340m
Santa Marta, 92
Recapito 331 3654723
PIZZAMANIA PANUOZZO MANIA
130m
Via Del Borghetto, 14
Recapito 050 9711765
PIZZERIA DA LARA DI QUAGLIERINI LARA
160m
Via Garibaldi Giuseppe, 18
Recapito 050 540241
LA TAVERNA DEGLI AMICI
170m
Via Del Borghetto, 39
Recapito 050 571467
NI HAO - CIAO
170m
Via Borghetto, 5
Recapito 050 574734