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Scotto Garden

The historic green space in the heart of Pisa hosts concerts and an open-air cinema in the summer

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Lungarno Leonardo Fibonacci

The Scotto Garden in Pisa is a historic green area in the heart of the city, located on Lungarno Fibonacci. Established as the Cittadella Nuova and built in 1468 by the Florentines during their first period of rule in Pisa, it was later destroyed following the revolt and restored by the architect Giuliano da Sangallo.

The garden sits at the centre of the fortress’s bastions and was designed in the 19th century by Giovanni Caluri for the Scotto family, who bought the Cittadella at the end of the 1700s when it was put up for sale by Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold I.

A public garden since 1939, it was part of the palace that belonged to the Scotto-Corsini family. Today, the green area is visited by locals and tourists, and in the summer the park comes to life with an open-air cinema, concerts and theatre performances.

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