Casa del Capitano (Captain's House)

Porte Bassanesi, 2

Cittadella (PD)


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Inside the Captain's House (Casa del Capitano) there are two rooms of medieval re-enactment, with models of soldier weapons and armours, as well as settings of everyday life. The fortifications rise to an average height of 17 meters and have an elliptical shape. Their circumference measures 1461 meters and their average thickness is approximately 2.10 meters. The wall is alternated with 36 towers of different sizes: 4 fortified towers at the entrance gates, 12 quadrangular towers and 16 turrets. The walls also have a protected walkway at a height of 14 meters, with a maximum width of 80 cm, fully accessible over the entire circumference of the walls. The walkway of Cittadella is the best preserved in Europe and the only one of its shape to be completely open to visitors. Winter hours (November 1st to March 31st) Mon-Fri 9-13 / 14-16, Sat and Sun 10-17. Summer hours (April 1st to October 31st) Mon-Fri 9-13 / 14-18, Sat and Sun 9-19. Last admission 1 hour before closing time.