Parco delle Concette for the little ones
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?
Via Garibaldi Giuseppe, 18