MURA VIVE is closed during winter. Il will open again on Saturday 9 April 2022.

Stations open in 2021:

Porta Savonarola

Porta Liviana (Pontecorvo)

Torrione Alicorno

Porta Codalunga

Torrione della Gatta

Castelnuovo (opening Settembre 2022)

Bastione Impossibile (opening 2023, once restoration works will be completed)


MURA VIVE is open April to July and September to November in the morning and in the afternoon on weekends.The museum is closed from December to March.

Opening hours (subject to change, will be updated by 9 April):

Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 / 12:30 and 15:30 / 18:30

(Porta Savonarola and Torrione della Gatta last admission 12:00 and 18:00)
(Torrione Alicorno last admission 11:45 and 17:45)

Midweek openings on request for schools, associations and organized groups.

Admission is free of charge, but a contribution to support the costs of the project is requested and appreciated (suggested minimum € 5.00 per adult. Young people, children and families according to conscience and possibilities). One contribution gives access to all the stations.

The MURA VIVE project is made possible by the contributions of the Comune di Padova and the Fondazione Cariparo, but these contributions only partially cover the costs of the structure and its management.


Reservations are required for the Porta Savonarola, Torrione della Gatta and Torrione Alicorno stations
(booking procedure to be defined).


There are three different modes of use, independent one from the others, but complementary:

• Historical environmental narratives lasting 20/25 minutes (currently scheduled in the stations of Porta Savonarola, Torrione Alicorno and, in a reduced form, Porta Liviana). More details on the info pages of each station.

• Educational in-depth videos lasting between 3 and 8 minutes, in variable numbers for each station. The workstations are located at the beginning or at the end of the visit path, depending on the stations.

• A mobile app to assist the visit, to be downloaded to your device using a QR code before the start of the visit and to be used at the end of the environmental projection, where present, to visit the interior and, once exiting, to continue the visit outside each gate or bastion.

At the Porta Codalunga station, an additional QR code will allow the use of augmented reality to see the no longer existing gate "in its place" (accessible on a tablet, which is available to visitors who do not have a suitable device).

For more information about the specific characteristics of each station, please refer to the relevant description, accessible from the index above or from the WHERE IT IS page.


Foreign visitors
English dubbing on headphones is provided for the narrative installations. Headphones are available free of charge at the reception desk.
Educational videos are captioned in English, while an English language version of the app will be available soon.

Deaf visitors
Dubbing in sign language (Italian version only) is available, on tablets supplied by Mura Vive free of charge. Please ask the reception desk.

The MURA VIVE The MURA VIVE stations do not present any particular access difficulties, but all visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes, avoiding in particular shoes and sandals with high heels. In any case, it is recommended that any specific difficulties be reported in advance to the staff, who will be able to indicate the appropriate precautions.

Disabled visitors
All the premises are accessible to wheelchairs for the disabled, with some limitations that do not affect the quality and completeness of the visit.
At Torrione Alicorno two of the casemates have non-stabilized gravel flooring and this could make it difficult to move by oneself: it is therefore advisable to be accompanied by a person who can provide the necessary help.
MURA VIVE staff will be available to make the visit as smooth and complete as possible.

Covid-19 health restrictions
All anti Covid-19 health provisions in force at the time of the visit are respected. Visitors are in turn invited to respect them scrupulously and to avoid creating problems for the staff. SSince 6 september, a Green Pass is required to visit museums

Animals are not allowed.

The mura vive staff

The staff of MURA VIVE is entirely made up of VOLUNTEERS, who lend their time for free: we invite visitors to keep this in mind, following their instructions and collaborating with them, especially in case of problems or difficulties.
Without the contribution of volunteers, a complex and articulated structure such as MURA VIVE would have unsustainable management costs. If it exists, it is thanks to them.


Anyone interested in contributing to the MURA VIVE project as a volunteer
may contact the secretary by writing to