History, Fortresses

Pisan Fortress


Positioned at the highest part of the ancient village of Marciana, the Fortezza Pisana represents the historical landmark of the entire area, as well as a unique experience for breathtaking views and a zenithal gaze over the western part of the island

Need to know

Built during the 12th century, at the time of the Pisan Republic, the Fortress is an important defensive bulwark where the inhabitants of the area found refuge during enemy attacks, especially pirate raids that were very frequent at the time, or during conflicts. The quadrangular plan still visible today was modified in the 15th century with the addition of four bastions with arrowhead masonry.

Where it is located

Piazzale della Fortezza, Marciana LI