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Top 10 places in Pisa

Our app features the history of 41 monuments and great sites including places to discover Pisa. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Pisa

Visit Duomo: history

Duomo: history

The cathedral was built with the tenth of the booty brought back by Pisa after the capture of Palermo, occupied by the Sarrazines, in 1067. Its architect was Buscheto, whose origin is not known: Greek, Byzantine, Armenian? He created a beautiful cathedral of mainly Romanesque and Gothic styles.... Read more

Visit Duomo: exterior

Duomo: exterior

The beautiful aesthetics of the facade is due to the multitude of fine columns, very close together, joined by small arches; Their effect is enhanced by the triangular parts which prevent the repetition of the arcs from being monotonous. The motif of the lower part is repeated on the lateral... Read more

Visit Duomo: inside

Duomo: inside

Originally, the church had to be in the shape of a Greek cross, which explains the position of the transepts far from the apse; Then it was enlarged in the shape of a Latin cross. The naves are separated by monolithic columns of gray marble, joined by arches lined with bicolour marble, which are... Read more

Visit The tower of Pisa

The tower of Pisa

The leaning tower, the bell tower of the cathedral, was built between the 12th and 14th centuries, in the same style as the cathedral. It also contains a multitude of fine columns linked by arches. Work was interrupted on the 3rd floor due to a slump in the clay soil; They were taken up by Giovanni... Read more

Visit Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

The church, built in 1230 by the Gualandi family, was at first a simple loggia. In 1322 it was taken over by the municipality, which was rebuilt by Lupo di Francesco, then by Andrea e Nino Pisano. Often restored due to the subsidence of the ground, it was finally moved a few meters on a more stab... Read more

Visit Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

The museum contains many sculptures from the cathedral: they are thus protected against the elements and the vandalism; On the spot, they were replaced by copies. The museum also presents works of art which are no longer in the cathedral but which deserve to be exhibited; It contains 23 rooms... Read more

Visit Campo Santo Monumentale

Campo Santo Monumentale

The tombs accumulating around the cathedral, it was necessary to create a cemetery; The construction of the cloister began in 1278 with the architect Giovanni di Simone. But the construction was stopped after the defeat of the Meloria in 1284, and did not resume until the fourteenth century.... Read more

Visit Battistero San Giovanni

Battistero San Giovanni

Work began in 1153, under the direction of architect Diotisalvi, and later Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. Unfortunately a bad restoration in the 18th century. Destroyed much of the exterior decorations: doors and sculptures by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, of which only a part could be saved.... Read more

Visit Palazzo Agostini

Palazzo Agostini

This Gothic style palace was built in the 14th century. By Giovanni Pisano, bringing together 3 tower houses. It is clothed in beautiful terracotta decorations, with floral motifs, coats of arms of different owners, statuettes, and friezes of Gothic arches. It is divided into 4 vertical parts by 5... Read more

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