The Castle of Ripoli

The Castle of RipoliThe village of Ripoli was born in medieval times with the construction of the castle in the fourteenth century by Gherardo Compagni, an important exponent of a famous family of Pisan merchants.
The castle, which was the last defensive bulwark of the republic of Pisa towards Florence, is a real military fortification, with a typical appearance of the period, has a square plan and four corner towers. Unfortunately the building is in a state of neglect.
Its remains are unfortunately abandoned by the bodies responsible for its protection. Inside the walls, houses were built using original materials obtained from the total demolition of the south side of the castle. Conquered by the Florentines in 1406, it opened the gates of the city of Pisa which capitulated a short time later.