20 Sights in Pisa, Italy (with Map and Images)
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1. Piazza del DuomoBook Ticket*
The Piazza dei Miracoli, formally known as Piazza del Duomo, is a walled 8.87-hectare area located in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy, recognized as an important centre of European medieval art and one of the finest architectural complexes in the world. Considered sacred by the Catholic Church, its owner, the square is dominated by four great religious edifices: the Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Baptistry, the Campanile, and the Camposanto Monumentale. Partly paved and partly grassed, the Piazza dei Miracoli is also the site of the Ospedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito, which houses the Sinopias Museum and the Cathedral Museum.
2. Piazza dei CavalieriBook Ticket*
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.
3. TuttomondoBook Ticket*
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.
4. Pisa CathedralBook Ticket*
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.
5. Ponte di MezzoBook Ticket*
The Ponte Vecchio, called di Mezzo is a bridge over the Arno in Pisa. Ideally located in the city center, it connects Piazza Garibaldi, in the part of Tramontana, to Piazza XX Settembre, at Noon, where the Palazzo Pretorio, the Town Hall and the loggias of Banchi are located.
6. Domus Mazziniana
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 6 February 1872 until his death on 10 March of the same year. It was declared a National Monument in 1910 and included in the network of Historical Institutes of National Interest in 2002. In addition, the guarantor for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, in 2009, has identified it among the places of memory.
7. Baptistry of St. John
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.
8. Chiesa di San Michele degli Scalzi
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.
9. Chiesa dei Santi Jacopo e Filippo
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.
10. Domus Galilaeana
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.
11. Basilica di San Piero a Grado
San Piero a Grado is a church in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy, in the eponymous frazione 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) west of the city center. The church is located where once was a now disappeared port of the Pisan Republic, where, according to the legend, St. Peter landed in Italy from Antiochia in 44 AD.
12. Porta di Santa Marta
The Porta di Santa Marta, in Pisa, was created during the Florentine occupation in the mid-fifteenth century to increase the flow of traffic. In fact, it was created next to the pre-existing Portello di Santa Marta. The name derives from the proximity of the homonymous church.
13. Chiesa di Santa Marta
The church of Santa Marta is a place of Catholic worship in Pisa that is located in the district of San Francesco, 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.
14. Arsenali della Repubblica
The arsenals of the Republic were an ancient complex of buildings aimed at the production and repair of galleys of the ancient Republic of Pisa. Only one building remains of the complex, partially destroyed during the bombings of World War II and restored in 2015.
15. Villa medicea di Coltano
The Villa Medicea di Coltano is located in the Pisan hamlet of Coltano, surrounded by the greenery of the homonymous Coltano Estate. The villa, although in the middle of a vast plain, is surrounded by tall trees so as to be invisible from the surroundings.
16. Chiesa di San Biagio in Cisanello
The parish church of San Biagio in Cisanello is located in the city of Pisa, in via San Biagio, in the Cisanello district. It is dedicated to St. Blaise, an Armenian Catholic bishop who lived in the third century, martyred under the Roman Empire.
17. Chiesa di San Domenico
San Domenico is a Gothic-style, Roman Catholic church in Pisa, Italy. It was erected in 1385, under the guidance of Pietro Gambacorti, adjacent to a Dominican Convent. Pietro's daughter, the beatified Chiara Gambacorti, resided in that convent.
18. Bagni di Nerone
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.
19. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo di Pisa is located in Piazza del Duomo, in the palace that was the hall of the Chapter of the Primatial, dating back to the thirteenth century, seminary, academy of fine arts and convent.
20. Church of San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno
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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