16 Sights in Pisa, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Pisa, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in Pisa, Italy.

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1. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

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Pisa Cathedral is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, Italy, the oldest of the three structures in the plaza followed by the Pisa Baptistry and the Campanile known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The cathedral is a notable example of Romanesque architecture, in particular the style known as Pisan Romanesque. Consecrated in 1118, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Pisa. Construction began in 1063 and was completed in 1092. Additional enlargements and a new facade were built in the 12th century and the roof was replaced after damage from a fire in 1595.

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2. Domus Mazziniana

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The Domus Mazziniana, formerly Casa Rosselli-Nathan, is a museum and historical institute dedicated to the figure of Giuseppe Mazzini, who lived in this house, under a false name, from February 6, 1872 until death, which took place on March 10 of the same year. It was declared a national monument in 1910 and included in the Network of the Historical Institute of National Interest in 2002. Furthermore, the Guarantor for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, in 2009, identified it among the places of memory.

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3. Battistero di San Giovanni

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The Pisa Baptistery of St. John is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical building in Pisa, Italy. Construction started in 1152 to replace an older baptistery, and when it was completed in 1363, it became the second building, in chronological order, in the Piazza dei Miracoli, near the Duomo di Pisa and the cathedral's free-standing campanile, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The baptistery was designed by Diotisalvi, whose signature can be read on two pillars inside the building, with the date 1153.

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4. Chiesa di San Michele degli Scalzi

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Chiesa di San Michele degli Scalzi Samuele Manfrin / Public domain

San Michele degli Scalzi is a church located in Piazza San Michele degli Scalzi, in the eastern part of Pisa, Italy. It had also been known as the church of San Michele degli Scalzi in Orticaia, referring to the swampy nature of the site at the time of its founding. The term Scalzi refers to the barefoot monks linked to the church. Dating back to the 11th century, it has been restored several times in the original Romanesque style.

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5. Piazza dei Cavalieri

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Piazza dei Cavalieri Ranieri Grassi / Public domain

Piazza dei Cavalieri is a landmark in Pisa, Italy, and the second main square of the city. This square was the political centre in medieval Pisa. After the middle of 16th century the square became the headquarters of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen. Now it is a centre of education, being the main house of the Scuola Normale di Pisa, a higher learning institution part of the University.

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6. Chiesa dei Santi Jacopo e Filippo

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Chiesa dei Santi Jacopo e Filippo Samuele on English Wikipedia ; Samuele nella Wikipedia Italiana ; / Public domain

Santi Jacopo e Filippo or Santi Iacopo e Filippo is an ancient church found in Via San Michele degli Scalzi in Pisa, Italy. Documents exist as belonging to an Augustinian abbey by 1110. The Romanesque architecture includes a half-finished facade. Restored in the 17th and 18th century, the interior was frescoed by Francesco and his brother Giuseppe Melani with stories of the saints.

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7. Tuttomondo

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Tuttomondo is a mural created by American artist Keith Haring in 1989. Located on the rear wall of the Sant'Antonio Abate church in Pisa, it is one of the last public murals executed before his death from AIDS-related complications in 1990. It is also one of the few outdoor public works created by Haring for permanent display.

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8. Domus Galilaeana

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The Domus Galilaeana is a cultural and scientific institute and library, dedicated to the history of science, located in via Santa Maria #26, in Pisa, region of Tuscany, Italy. Currently, the Domus Galilaeana houses a library with more than 40,000 books and important files appertaining to scientists of the 20th century.

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9. Santa Maria della Spina

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Santa Maria della Spina is a small church in the Italian city of Pisa. The church, erected around 1230 in the Pisan Gothic style, and enlarged after 1325, was originally known as Santa Maria di Pontenovo for the newer bridge that existed nearby, collapsed in the 15th century, and was never rebuilt.

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10. Porta di Santa Marta

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The door of Santa Marta, in Pisa, was created during the Florentine occupation in the mid -fifteenth century to increase the scope of traffic. In fact, it was created next to the pre -existing hatch of Santa Marta. The name derives from the proximity of the church of the same name.

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11. Arsenali della Repubblica

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The arsenals of the Republic were an ancient complex of buildings aimed at the production and repair of the galleys of the ancient Republic of Pisa. Only a building remains of the complex, partially destroyed during the bombings of the Second World War and restored in 2015.

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12. Ponte di Mezzo

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Ponte di Mezzo Daderot. / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Vecchio bridge, called di Mezzo is a bridge over the Arno in Pisa. Located ideally in the city center, it connects Piazza Garibaldi, in the Sunmontana part, in Piazza XX Settembre, at noon, where the Palazzo Praetorio, the Town Hall and the Lodge of Banchi are located.

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13. Chiesa di Santa Marta

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The church of Santa Marta is a Catholic place of cult of Pisa which is located in the San Francesco district, along the street of the same name, reachable through via Garibaldi or from the bridge of the fortress proceeding in the direction of Piazza delle Gondole.

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14. Bagni di Nerone

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The Baths of Nero are an archaeological site near the Porta a Lucca in Pisa, then the Roman city of Colonia Pisana. Now below street level, they are the only Roman remains still standing in the city and form a thermae complex.

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15. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

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The Museum of the Opera del Duomo di Pisa is located in Piazza del Duomo, in the palace that was the room of the chapter of the Primezia, dating back to the thirteenth century, seminar, academy of fine arts and convent.

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16. Chiesa di San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno

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San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno is a Roman Catholic church in Pisa, region of Tuscany, Italy. It is a pre-eminent example of Tuscan Romanesque church architecture. The church is also locally known as Duomo vecchio.

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