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The Castello dei Vicari in Lari is situated in the centre of the town of Lari (in the province of Pisa), an ancient medieval village that was inhabited as far back as Etruscan times. The fortress that was built around the year 1000 reached the height of its splendour in the centuries after 1400 as the site of the Florentine Vicariate. For over four centuries about a third of the current province of Pisa was governed from the Castle of Lari.

The Vicariate was abolished when the Grand Duchy of Tuscany joined the Kingdom of Italy, although a civil magistrate’s court remained in Lari until the end of the 1960s.

The current fortress is managed by the Cultural Association “Il Castello” which is redeveloping its cultural and tourist aspect by opening it up to visitors and also organising conferences and presentations.


Castello di Lari

Piazza del Castello, 1 - 56035 Lari (PI)
Fasce orarie Castello dei Vicari Lari

01.01 — 31.03

Saturday, sunday and holidays from 10.30am to 12.30am and from 3pm to 6pm

01.04 — 31.05

Monday-friday from 3.00pm to 7pm.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10:30am to 7:00pm

01.06 — 30.09

Every day from 10.30am to 7pm

01.10 — 31.10

Every day from 10.30am to 6pm

01.11 — 31.12

Saturday, sunday and holidays from 10.30am to 12.30am and from 3pm to 6pm


Full price ticket €4.00
Guided tour on booking €5.00

Reduced ticket and school parties €3.00

The castle is open to the public and prior booking is not required in the times given here. Visits to the castle can be reserved outside these times via e-mail or by phoning the number 334 3963782 at least six days beforehand.

Guided tours are on Sundays in spring and autumn or on booking for groups. In the other periods, you can visit the castle on your own with an audio-guide or an illustrated brochure.

Specific visits for schools can be made to learn about a particular historical period.


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