Pisa Off The Beaten Path

  • Pulpet by Nicolo Pisano in Moscow
    Pulpet by Nicolo Pisano in Moscow
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  • Pulpet by Nicolo Pisano in Moscow
    Pulpet by Nicolo Pisano in Moscow
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Pulpet by Nicolo Pisano in Moscow
    Pulpet by Nicolo Pisano in Moscow
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Pisa

  • 1. More than Campo dei Miracoli

    Besides the Medicis which ruled Pisa after it lost to Florence in 1406, these Tuscan cities share one more thing - the Arno river. While the Arno looks romantic in Florence, it takes on a rather...

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  • 2. Excursions

    When you are in Pisa for a longer time it might be nice on one of your daytrips to visit the "Ponte della Maddalana" in Borgo a Mozzano. In the photo you can see the Maddalena's bridge or also...

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  • 3. Pulpet by Nicolo Pisano in Moscow

    I (and you) may refresh our memory about Pisa even without leaving Moscow. We should go to the Main Building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and see a...

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  • 4. San Nicola

    The church of San Nicola was first mentioned at the end of 11th century, together with the annexed convent. Between the end of 13th and the begining of 14th...

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  • 5. Dublin and Havana on the same street?!

    One thing I noticed during our two weeks in Italy is that it's fairly difficult to find a restaurant that's not an Italian restaurant. Perhaps that's why I...

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  • 6. Famous people's houses in Pisa

    Just like I did when I was in Florence, I did my best in Pisa to keep my head up in case I could spot a marker indicating when someone famous had lived in a...

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  • 7. More than one tower

    While Pisa is so famous for its Leaning Tower, not everyone realises that it was, and to some extent still is, a city of towers. In medieval times, a tower...

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  • 8. Via de Sette Volte

    Pisa is full of arcades, far more than I have seen elsewhere. It seems Medieval Pisans preferred arcades to provide their shade rather than the narrow streets...

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  • 9. Roman Baths

    Pisa did have a Roman settlement, although nothing much remains of its grid street system except the (possibly) the north-south line of Via Carducci > Borgo...

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  • 10. San Michele dei Scalzi

    It'll take a while to get to this church, walking upstream along the Arno into Pisan suburbia, but you may consider it worthwhile (I did). It's the third...

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  • 11. San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno

    Quite possibly built on the site of Pisa's first cathedral (founded in 805) , the exterior imitates Pisa's main cathedral with its arcades. San Paolo dates from...

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  • 12. Santa Maria della Spina

    A wedding-cake confection, SM della Spina sits on the edge of the Arno looking somewhat out of place amongst the traffic.It's not in its original position,...

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  • 13. San Sepolcro

    Interesting and unusual little church: it's octagonal.Designed by the same chap who designed the Baptistery (Deotisalvi), San Sepolcro dates from 1133 and was...

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  • 14. San Nicola

    There are three leaning towers in Pisa. This one, at San Nicola, leans quite a lot but it's not so easy to see in photographs because of the adjoining...

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  • 15. San Matteo in Soarta

    You might visit the Mueso di S. Matteo, but don't miss looking inside the little convent church next door to the entrance.Originally built in 1027, it was...

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  • 16. San Zeno

    Possibly the oldest church in Pisa, San Zeno dates from 1029. It was orginally part of an abbey.The exterior is fascinating, having not only Islamic ceramic...

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  • 17. Santa Caterina

    Dating from 1251 (although suffering a fire in 1651), this church is in the process of being restored.......a strangely empty place, but one which,...

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  • 18. Modern art in an old city

    If you're one for pop cultural art than this may be of interest to you. On the entire side of one building there is mural from the late Keith Haring. Don't know...

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  • 19. Bagni di Nerone

    As you can see there are more places of interest a tourist can visit in Pisa! I prepared a list before and Bagni di Nerone was one of them. Bagni di Nerone or...

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  • 20. Torre Guelfa "Cittadella"

    If you're spending a whole day in Pisa don't miss to go around the city. It's a pleasure to do so and there are many interesting and beautiful spots around like...

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  • 21. Some details

    As far as I know, this type of coat of arms marks buildings or places where seat of the kings was or it was their property. Couldn't find out weather it reffers...

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  • 22. "Tuttomondo" by Keith Haring

    The project of Keith Haring's mural was born in New York by chance, after the young artist had met a student from Pisa. This 180 sq mt depicted wall can be seen...

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  • 23. San Piero in Vinculis

    The church of San Piero in Vinculis existing since the beginning of the 11th century. In 1072 bishop Guido founded a rectory here of San Agostino order. At the...

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  • 24. San Frediano

    San Frediano is situated in a small square near the Univercity of Pisa. Originally ot was founded in the 11th century by Buzzacherini Sissmondi family and...

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  • 25. The town walls

    The old core of the town, todays city centre, was fortified by the massive and high walls, which are pretty well preserved. Even the city walls, in some...

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