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“An excellent day trip”

La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Cittadella
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The city walls of Cittadella are a rare example of medieval means of defense with a still practicable, perfectly preserved parapet walk. As a matter of fact it is one of the most beautiful means of defense in Europe.The recent restoration and safeguarding of the ancient Parapet Walk allows visitors to admire the town from favoured viewpoints.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Vancouver, Canada
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“An excellent day trip”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We arrived by train from Padova. Confusingly, the train service was called 'Autobus' by Trenitalia. It's not a bus but actually a diesel railcar. It's a short walk from the station in Cittadella to the walled part. There are four gates through the walls but only one has the pedestrian entrance to the wall walk. It's the furthest from the station. Of course. Not a big deal, it's a short walk right across the old town. When we arrived it had been market day when all the central streets were full of stalls but were now being taken down and packed up. The wall is not for the decrepit or the faint of heart, there are plenty of medieval stairs to negotiate. It's well worth the effort, the walk all around is about a mile but there is no need to hurry. It's remarkable to think of the manpower and material that was needed back in the 1200's to build this and it's still standing. This must be one of the best preserved examples of its type. Compared to the wall in Lucca, for example, we think this one is shorter, higher and much narrower.

Visited October 2013
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CRISTINA P, Responsabile reception at La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Thank you for your comment.
As you noticed you can reach Cittadella easely with public transportation! The short walk from tha station to the ticket office and the info point allows you to admire the old town center from below.
We are very happy you enjoyed!
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Cittadella is a lovely walled city that has recently completed a renovation of the exterior walls.
One can now purchase a ticket to access the walkway around the city. The entire perimeter walk is over a mile long. On a beautiful day one can spend well over an hour admiring the beautiful vistas from the wall.
The walk also includes a museum filled with historical items from this town.
Occasionally they offer a night tour. Unfortunately it rained the evening when this was offered during our stay, but I imagine that the night walk must be fabulous.
I highly recommend taking the time to walk along the walls of Cittadella.
It is truly an experience worth making.

Visited September 2013
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CRISTINA P, Responsabile reception at La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Thank you for your comment, we are happy you enjoyed!!!
The next by night is on october 29th, and than the first saturday of june and july.
We hope you will be back!
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