The city walls of Cittadella are a rare example of a medieval defensive system with a still practicable, perfectly preserved parapet walkway. As a matter of fact it is one of the most beautiful means of defense in Europe.
The Parapet Walkway is 15 metres above Cittadella’s Walls on the historic defensive walkway whose purpose was to defend the town from above in case of enemy attack. Recent renovation works have made the historic Walkway safe for public; it is an excellent opportunity to explore the town from a new and attractive historic perspective, a unique walk through history.
The visitors’ route is almost two kilometers long and many of the medieval museums and re-enactment rooms in the Captains’ House can be visited en route. Inside the Torre di Malta, moreover, you can visit the almost thirty meter high Belvedere, the Siege Museum and the Civic Archaeological Museum. The view ranges over the countryside around the town including the Euganean hills, the Berici mountains, the Alpine foothills with the walled towns of Marostica and Asolo and Mt. Grappa.
The entrance and ticket office is at The Captain’s House within the Walls of Cittadella at the Tourist Office. After entering the town through Bassano Gate, the building is on the left hand side, the address is Porte Bassanesi n. 2. Admission with fee and guided tours in English available.
Open on January 1st, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.