Friday, November 13, 2015

View from the Mastio

Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
With the new bridge the access to the Fortezza Vecchia is surprisingly easier and we already found it open twice, probably because it was Sunday. After more than five years we were also able to climb to the top of the Mastio di Matilde (Matilda's Keep), which has an amazing view on the port, the city, and the fortress itself.
Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
The “mastio” seen from the inner courtyard and a view from above of the oldest part of the fortress, the 14th century “Quadratura dei Pisani” (Square Fort of the Pisans).

The Bridge is Working! - The Three Bastions

See also: Fortezza Vecchia - Piazza dei Grani - Scalo Regio - Porta del Duca - Cortile d'Arme - Capitana - Ampolletta - Molo del Soccorso - Canaviglia - Palazzo di Francesco - Mastio di Matilde - From the Top
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12 comments:

Revrunner said...

14th century. Amazing!

William Kendall said...

Great views!

EG CameraGirl said...

It seems almost magical to me to be able to walk around a fort that old!

Luis Gomez said...

Great shots VP.

Karl Demetz said...

Great view, worth to visit !

Sharon Anck said...

What a wonderful place to have so close by. I agree with EG, it does seem a bit magical.

Lowell said...

How exciting. And what fantastic views. Hard to believe the fortress is so old!

Marleen said...

Impressive to realise that it's been there for so long.

RedPat said...

Amazingly ancient, VP! And you got to use the bridge!

cieldequimper said...

Oh I hope you'll go back up there often!

Stefan Jansson said...

Must be an interesting place and view.

Dina said...

How exciting that you were able to go up there (AND get those pictures)!