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Culture of Pisa. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa) is undoubtedly the main city landmark and unique architectural object of world significance. Its unique architectural form has given the Tower of Pisa its worldwide fame. The erection of the tower was started in 1173. The architectural masterpiece which the guests of the city may witness today is a result of numerous reconstructions and modifications held through the centuries. However the Tower of Pisa looks impressive and rather balanced despite all the renovations.
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Close to the Tower of Pisa tourists will find the Cathedral being the main religious object of the city. The cathedral was established in the middle of the 11th century. The construction of the grand building of the religious landmark was managed by a leading architect of that time named Buscheto. A strict appearance of the building hides a genuine interior decoration of inimitable beauty with thousands of unique elements.
Ingenious mosaics artistic finishing made of rare sorts of marble, handmade carvings and vast open terraces, antique statues and fresco paintings with images of saints are the articles of endless admiration of thousands of tourists. The Baptistry (Battistero di San Giovanni Battista) has a great historical and artistic value. The Baptistry is the largest religious building in its kind on the territory of the country. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The external appearance of the building present a unique fusion of Byzantine and Muslim traditions. The connoisseurs of architecture will easily distinguish the traits of Gothic style in its look. Another remarkable spot of tourist interest is the monumental cemetery named the Campo Santo. The cemetery was established in 1277 and is of great architectural significance now. The cemetery was badly damaged during the World War II however local architects and fine art experts managed to renew and restore a major part of its inestimable decorations which are today kept in a local museum.
Pisa Cathedral The most significant cultural establishment of the city of Pisa is the National Museum of San Matteo (Museo nazionale di San Matteo). Its exposition counts more than a thousand of priceless objects of art. The museum is hosted in a scenic building of an ancient monastery which is surrounded with parkland of the same breathtaking beauty and charm. An interesting collection is presented in the Museum of Duomo Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. The museum offers its visitors a cozy inner court to rest and recreate after an exploration of the showpieces of medieval epoch.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Pisa and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Pisa and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Pisa

Torre Pendente (Leaning Tower of Pisa)
Duomo and Baptistery Battistero
Where: Piazza Duomo, Pisa; Telephone: +39 050 387 2210;
Camposanto (Holy Yard)
Where: Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa;
Museo dell’Opera del Duomo (Cathedral Museum)
Where: Piazza Arcivescovado 6, Pisa;
Museo Nazionale di San Matteo
Where: Piazza San Matteo in Soarta, Lungarno Mediceo, Pisa; Telephone: +39 050 541 865; Opening hours: Tue-Sat 8.30-19.00 / Sun 8.30-13.30 . Closed Mondays; Tickets: € 5.00;
Piazza dei Cavalieri
Where: Piazza dei Cavalieri, Pisa;
Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale
Where: Lungarno Pacinotti, 46, Pisa; Telephone: +39 050 926 511;
Orto Botanico
Where: Via Luca Ghini, 5, Pisa; Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30-17.00;
Cantiere delle Navi antiche di Pisa (Ancient Ships Working Site)
Where: Via Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, Pisa; Telephone: +39 055 512 1919 (booking);
I Lungarni (The “Lungarni” Quays or riversides)
The Jewish Cemetary
Where: Via Cammeo, Pisa;
San Rossore Natural Park and Estate
Where: Parco Rosso, Pisa;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Pisa
♥   Palace 'Palazzo della Carovana' Pisa, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Pfanner' Lucca, 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Pisa and around
♥   Art museum 'Camposanto Monumentale' Pisa, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo dell Opera del Duomo' Pisa, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Pisa Charterhouse' Pisa, 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori' Livorno, 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Pisa
♥   Cattedrale di S. Martino, Lucca, 16.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Paolino, Lucca, 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Frediano, Lucca, 17.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Francesco, Livorno, 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Andrea, Viareggio, 20 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Paolino, Viareggio, 20.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie di Montenero, Livorno, 25 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Pisa and near

San Gimignano

From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
The first settlement has placed there in the third century BC. Hundreds of years this town was the centre of numerous battles. In the medieval times there appeared the robust fieldworks. Today we can see 14 beautiful medieval towers. Earlier there lived rich and well-known townsmen. According to the historical records, in the medieval time, there were about seventy towers. That means that eighty percent of all towers didn’t save till now. … Read further

Old Town of San Gimignano

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
So, the well-off locals tried to underline their crucial finance and social status. That’s why it was spent a lot of money for the building. According to the historical data, in the Medieval time, there were built about 60 towers but only 14 were saved until today. Torre Grossa is the tallest tower in San Gimignano, with 54 meters high. Torre del Diavolo is the most mysterious, twin towers Torri Dei Salvucci are the most beautiful. … Read further

Riva Lofts Hotel

From the series “Best industrial-style loft hotels”
The hotel Riva Lofts Florence is located in Florence. It is the owner of many honorary awards. It has been repeatedly called the best in the city for its unique atmosphere of comfort and unique interior. The hotel was set up in an old textile factory. It was built in 1834. Looms were located in the large rooms of this factory in the past. The premises were taken over by local artisans after the factory closed. They set up their workshops here. The rental of premises in a historic building was quite inexpensive. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Pisa

Culture guide to Pisa. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Pisa: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Pisa. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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