Fortezza Pisana – Marciana

fortezza-pisanThe Fortress of Marciana, dominates from the top with its high walls the village of Marciana from which it is possible to see a beautiful view overlooking the fortress square located in front of the imposing walls.
The Fortress can be reached on foot by climbing up the stairs of the historic center of the village of Marciana, characterized by narrow streets and small characteristic squares, or by car following the road directions from the town that will lead you along a scenic road to the parking lot behind of the fortress. Located at 415 meters high, it is assumed that the Fortress was built by the Republic of Pisa in the 12th century, to protect the inhabitants of Marciana from various conflicts and pirate raids. After the Pisan period, the Fortress passed into the hands of the Appiani family, who reinforced it and chose Marciana as a safe and representative place for their interests on the western Elba.