Pisa Things to Do

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  • 1. The Duomo - Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Cattedrale di Pisa is supposed to be the star attraction of the Piazza Dei Duomo but it is eclipsed by it's more famous bell tower, the campanile (the leaning tower of Pisa) that made the city...

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  • 2. The Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Piazza Dei Duomo maybe a Unesco World Heritage site and is really beautifual work of art, but the singular structure that put Pisa on the World Map is the lowly Campanile (Belfry) of the...

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  • 3. The Baptistery

    The famous Pisa Baptistery of St. John is the first of the trifecta of attractions in the Piazza Dei Duomo Area of Pisa, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Baptistery is located along the...

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  • 4. Campo dei Miracoli

    part two of my tips with more pictures around The Piazza Dei Duomo, also known as the Piazza Dei Miracoli, is a large square in the northern part of Pisa and is bounded by Via Contessa Matilde,...

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  • 5. The Cemetery

    During our visit to the Camposanto Monumentale we learned that this particular building was heavily bombed during the Second World War. The cloisters at the Camposanto Monumentale are truly filled...

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  • 6. 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...

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  • 7. Cavalieri Square

    The Knights’ Square is the second main square in the city and was the political centre of medieval Pisa. The main building on the square is the palace of the Knights of St. Stephen which is now part...

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  • 8. Santa Maria della Spina

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Built in 1230 this is one of italy's finest examples of gothic architecture. It sit right along the Arno river in Pisa. Although rather small and simple on the inside, the outside makes this worth a...

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  • 9. Vittorio Emanuele Square

    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 Vittorio Emmanuel and it is definitely...

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  • 10. Botanic 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. It still belongs to the University of...

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  • 11. Garibaldi Square

    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...

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  • 12. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Also on show are some paintings from the 15th and 17th centuries, a series of wooden intarsia from the old choir apse, a collection of religious hangings as well as Etruscan, Roman and Egyptian...

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  • 13. Walking

    4 out of 5 stars

    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,...

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  • 14. Museo delle Sinopie

    3 out of 5 stars

    located at the southern part of the Piazza Dei Duomo Complex sits the Museo Delle Sinopie, which is a museum dedicated to the Sinopia, which are preparatory drawings used for painting in fresco...

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  • 15. Street Scene

    The area between the Piazza dei Miracoli and the River Arno, bounded by the Via Santa Maria on the west and Borgo Stretto on the east, is a delightful place to explore. Much of this part of the city...

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  • 16. San Michele in Borgo

    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....

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  • 17. Day Trip - Cinque Terre

    Visit the towns when you get there! Don't just pass away! I especially like Monarola...it's so quite that you can even hear the bell ring from the small church at the peak. Take some rest...

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  • 18. New Citdel

    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 consists of a nice little stretch of...

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  • 19. Museo San Matteo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It was a fantastic tour of the inside. The National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine Monastery, features a group of paintings from the 12th- to 18th- centuries, and a rich...

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  • 20. Vettovaglie Square

    Following Via San Frediano, you can move through the old market “Piazza delle Vettovaglie”, “Borgo Stretto”, the commercial street of Pisa since XIII century, the Church of Saint Michael, and then the...

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  • 21. Palazzo dei Cavalieri

    5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 22. San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 23. Palazzo Medici

    Beautiful palace, which looks like an housetower, belonged to Appiano family which ruled in Pisa from 1392 to 1398, and since 1400 it belonged to the Medici. Lorenzo il Mgnifico lived in it too. The...

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  • 24. Terme Romane

    The town of Pisa was founded by Ibero - Ligurians and so named because it is situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Arno and the Serchio. The name thus signifies meadowland or delta and is...

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  • 25. Camposanto Monumentale

    The Camposante Monumentale is the old cemetery of the Piazza Dei Duomo and is located along the North West Part of the Complex. This complex was the latest to be made in the Piazza Dei Duomo area and...

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