Pisa Things to Do

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  • 1. The Tower

    Everyone knows The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the tower is a freestanding bell tower , or Campanile , which like the Duomo in the Campo dei Miracoli , the wonders of the field Designer of the tower was...

  • 2. The Duomo - Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Pisa is located in the center of the Campo dei Miracoli . The medieval Cathedral has the shape of a basilica five arches and is dedicated to Mary The construction began in 1064, under...

  • 3. The Baptistery

    The largest baptistery in the world , is located on the Campo dei Miracoli . Its construction started in 1152 , almost a century after it was the construction of the Duomo began The huge building has...

  • 4. Campo dei Miracoli

    We prefer to approach the site from Piazza Manin on the west side of the Field of Miracles (Campo dei Miracoli) so that we remember that the Medici became rulers of Pisa in 1405 while Pisa declined as...

  • 5. The Cemetery

    This is the first medieval depiction of the "Triumph of Death" as a fresco. It is presently believed to have been created by Bonamico Buffalmacco between 1336-41at the time of the death of Giotto....

  • 6. Santa Maria della Spina Church

    When I was at the VT meeting in Cascais earlier this year I had breakfast one day with member white_smallstar who told me that when I visited Pisa I must be sure to see the church of Santa Maria...

  • 7. Cavalieri Square

    This was the secular heart of Pisa as contrasted by the Spiritual center at Piazza de Miracoli. The Knights Square is named after the crusading order of Knights of St. Stephen who once had there...

  • 8. Arno River

    The River Arno flows through the middle of Pisa, coming in from the West and on to the sea less than 10 km away. On our last trip to Pisa we arrived by car staying for two nights at the Hotel Victoria...

  • 9. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

    This museum is housed in a13C mansion, the Palazzo della Primiziale, just beyond the south transept of the Duomo. It has a fine inner courtyard, somewhat like a cloister, with many great sculptures of...

  • 10. Museo delle Sinopie

    This museum, across the street from the Baptistry, houses the under paintings that are the first part of the frescos, many of which exist unrestored showing the skill of great artists of several...

  • 11. Walking

    If you're visiting the Field of Miracles coming from the train station then you'll pretty much trip through the Corsa d'Italia. This is Pisa's main thoroughfare and offers a variety of shops,...

  • 12. Piazza Garibaldi

    Another square that deserves some of your attention is the Piazza Garibaldi. It lies in the exact centre of the city, and in fact the bridge opposite the square is called the Ponte di Mezzo, the...

  • 13. San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno Church

    Yes, there is a whole other aspect to Pisa beyond the miracles of Piazza del Duomo. Unfortunately, along with countless other tourists, I never ventured in to explore the rest of city. For me, Pisa...

  • 14. San Michele in Borgo Church

    This church sort of jumps out at you with its beauty and detail as you walk along Borgo Stretto.. Started by the Benedictines in the early 10th century this church embodies two architectural styles....

  • 15. Palazzo dei Cavalieri

    Coming back from the Pisa Cathedral we stumbled upon the beautiful Knights Square area. While there are at least seven buildings in the square, the Palazzo dei Cavalieri was the one that caught my...

  • 16. Fine sculptures in the Museo dell'Opera

    The most import work in the Museo is the Madonna of the Conversation by Giovanni Pisano. Equally fine is a carved ivory also by him. A retroaltar by Tino da...

  • 17. The Bells of the Leaning Tower

    While others marvel at the incline of the tower and the fun hike up it I was intrigued by the bells that have been placed on the tower. A total of seven bells...

  • 18. Food Market at Plazza Vittorio Emmanuel

    So ordinarily a food market or an organic market is nice but not something to get terribly excited about. However Pisa has a great outdoor food market at Plazza...

  • 19. Plazza Vittorio Emmanuel II

    The Piazza Vittorio Emmanuel is the first Pisa plazza you come into contact with as you come out of the Pisa Train Station and move towards the Leaning...

  • 20. Red Haring

    What many tourists probably miss when going to Pisa is Keith Haring's mural Tuttomondo ("All the world") on the rear wall of the Church of Sant'Antonio convent....

  • 21. Church next to Museo Nazionale de San Matteo

    This small church next to the museum complex is a hidden delight we discovered by accident wandering to the Tower from the Railway station. Inside are hidden...

  • 22. Pisa's botanical garden

    Pisa's botanical garden, or "Orto botanico di Pisa", was created in 1544 under Cosimo I de Medici, making it the oldest university botanical garden in Europe....

  • 23. A nice public park in Pisa

    If you're not that much into botanical gardens and would rather go for a walk around a public park, I'd recommend the Parco della Fortezza Sangallo. This park...

  • 24. Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale

    The Palazzo Reale was designed by Bernardo Buontalenti and built between 1583 and 1587 as the summer residence of the Medici family who would often spend time...

  • 25. The historic churches of Pisa

    Most visitors will be happy to visit the Cathedral of Pisa and then move on. Others, however, might find it interesting to know that there are over 20 historic...

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