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  • Visit Pisa: The Second Day

    written by Alexandra Evans

    Having experienced your first day in Pisa, you have a better idea of how exactly you will spend the second day in this amazing city. At this stage you already have the places of interest at your finger tips and you will be ready to start your... continue

  • Visit Pisa: The First Day

    written by Alexandra Evans

    Pisa is a city in Tuscany, in the Central parts of Italy. Being the capital city of Pisa province, the city is known worldwide courtesy of its bell tower (leaning tower). However, apart from the leaning tower there are many other historic places and... continue

  • Piazza dei Cavalieri

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The objective of this square was to be the political center of the Ancient Maritime Republic. It is here that the Palaceof Elders was built. After the fall of Pisa, under the rule of the Medici, it was transformed by Vasari for Cosimo I, and was... continue

  • The Ancient Walls

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    They were built in 1155, with an average height of 11 meters. In addition to the walls, several towers were built, some of them have remained unchanged, such as the Tower of Santa Maria, the Lion Tower, the Tower of St. Agnes. The whole thing was... continue

  • Lungarno

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The city of Pisa, is divided by the Arno river and its banks are the Arno river, a place famous for being a meeting place for young people and important reference point for those wishing to explore the city and beyond. Lungarno is a set of wide... continue

  • The mound of the Etruscan Prince

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    This burial complex is located In the vicinity of the suburban cemetery of Pisa. In 1853 there were twenty tombs dating to the Iron Age. The Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Tuscany has worked on excavations from 1994 to 1998. The... continue

  • Church of Santa Maria della Spina

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The Church of Santa Maria della Spina was originally a chapel dedicated to St. Mary Pontenovo. It was in 1323 that had the shape of today, thanks to the noble families of Pisa, among which, the cooperation of the Gualandi family. Its name derives... continue

  • The Cemetery

    written by Alexandra Evans

    The construction works of the Monumental Cemetery, begun by Giovanni di Simone, started at the end of '200. It could be defined as a long rectangular porch that surrounds a large lawn area and closed externally by a city characterized by marble... continue

  • The Baptistry

    written by Cedric Mills

    The structure of the Baptistery, covered with white marble, is essentially Romanesque style, though the original plan has not been fully realized, both for the succession of many artists, the influence of new trends in architectural vestiges. So... continue

  • Galileo Galilei, the genius born in Pisa

    written by Redazione Visit Italy

    Galileo Galilei (Pisa, February 15, 1564 - Arcetri, January 8, 1642) was an Italian physicist, philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, father of modern science. His name is associated with important contributions in astronomy and dynamics -... continue

  • Pisa's dome

    written by Dave Mitchell

    In the beautiful Square of Miracles, in Pisa, there is one the best architerctural art’s masterpiece of entire Tuscany: the Santa Maria Assunta’s Dome, as it is called this amazing building started in year 1069 and concluded around the half of IV... continue

  • The Square of Miracles, Pisa

    written by Dave Mitchell

    Pisa is famous in the world for its Tower but the whole city is very charming. I have been for the first time in Pisa during a trip with my own friends at the end of the high school. After parking outside of the city centre, we reached the Squares... continue

  • Pisa's Palio

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    On June 17, in honor of Saint Ranieri is played, as usual, the Palio di San Ranieri in Pisa, a historical event in the Pisano in June every year.During the evening four boats representing the colors of the oldest parts of the town - St. Mary,... continue

  • The Luminara (The Candlelight)

    written by Cedric Mills

    This event takes place on the eve of the Patron Saint's feast day (June 16) and transforms the Lungarno into a phantasmagoric fairy-tale setting. The architectural details of the palaces , windows, cornices, balconies the parapets of the river and... continue

  • Pisa's Campo dei Miracoli: the Field of Miracles!

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Pisa’s Campo dei Miracoli, the "Field of Miracles", is deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has to be one of the most stunning squares in the world. No matter that it is packed with tourists; its huge scale means that they – we – are all... continue

  • Pisa's Cathedral

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    When its construction began in 1064, the goal of its architects was that the new cathedral of Pisa should reflect the city's power and glory. At that time, Pisa was indeed one of the most powerful cities in Italy, and the treasures conquered by... continue

  • The Leaning Tower

    written by Cedric Mills

    Construction of the cathedral of Pisa's campanile began in 1173, but after only 5 years (they were working on the third floor at that point) the tower began sinking due to shallow foundations and unstable soil. It took nearly 200 years to complete... continue

  • Tuscan Town of Volterra Launches "New Moon" Tour

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Surely by now, you've heard about, if not read some of (it is not just for teens and tweens) the Twilight series books by Stephanie Meyer. The second film installment of her Vampire saga - New Moon - is due to hit theaters in November and Tuscany... continue

  • Pisa's high street: Corso Italia

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Corso Italia is the heart of the city centre, belonging to the Quarter of San Martino.The two historical quarters of this side of the city, Mezzogiorno, are divided by this very lively street, considered the High Street of Pisa.An ideal walk can... continue

  • San Giuliano: not only (a wonderful) SPA

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    With the Monti Pisani and behind the ridges of the Apennines not far away, San Giuliano offers its visitors and tourists the opportunity for mountain walks to discover unique destinations in contact with nature. San Giuliano Terme is an excellent... continue

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