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Pisa Cathedral This is a beautiful Italian town, the main symbol of which is the famous Torre di Pisa. However, besides this unique architectural building there are really many interesting places in this town - museums, theaters, galleries and historical monuments. Nevertheless, any excursion begins with a visit to the famous tower.
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It was constructed in 1173; the tower’s height estimates 56 meters. The restoration of the complex has been completed recently. The tower’s foundation was strengthened securely, so, according to architects, it should stand at least three hundred years. Many legends are connected with the main symbol of the town. However, no one knows the answer to the main question – why the tower doesn’t fall. Modern architects agree that the tower of such design was destined to fall right from the very beginning. The fact it has survived till our days is a true miracle.
You will also find several historic religious buildings in this town. Cathedral Duomo is a wonderful example of the Romanesque style. This is a large building with a façade made of white marble. The construction of the cathedral took place in the 11th century. The pulpit of the cathedral was made by the famous Italian master Giovanni Pisano, and this is not the only item that decorates this cathedral. The Baptistery built in the 12th century is an excellent example of Gothic architecture. Its walls are also decorated with frescoes by Giovanni Pisano, and the images on them feature the fragments of most significant historical events. Copyright
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As archaeologists keep working on the territory of the town, the local Archaeological Museum is one of the most frequently visited places. Even if you do not consider yourself a gourmet, you still should visit one of the restaurants of Pisa. Food here is unique and unrepeatable, and you will not find similar dishes in any other city of Italy.
Pisa, Italy The historical cemetery of Campo Santo founded in the 13th century today is among the most significant architectural monuments of Pisa. Up to the 18th century, only the wealthiest and most high-ranking citizens could be buried in this place. Today, here you can find tombs of many prominent military figures, politicians and artists. The old cemetery has also preserved three ancient chapels, each one has an unusual historical atmosphere.
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One of the most interesting places for walks is the historic quarter of Borgo Stretto. It attracts travelers with its unique medieval-style buildings and several picturesque miniature squares. On the ground floor of many ancient buildings, there are fine national restaurants, souvenir shops, and handicraft workshops.
Climbing the Leaning Tower One of the most beautiful architectural objects of the city is Palazzo della Carovana built in the 16th century. Originally the palace belonged to the Knights of the Order of St. Stephen. A distinctive feature of the historic building is a luxurious facade with sgraffiti elements. Several beautiful ancient sculptures can be seen on the adjacent territory. The palace houses one of the universities of Pisa. In days free from lectures tourists can enroll on guided tours of the historic building.
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An equally interesting cultural facility is Opera del Duomo Museum. It occupies a unique 12th-century building, which formerly housed a theological seminary. Many unique artworks brought from Pisa Cathedral and numerous luxurious city palaces are collected inside the historic building. Besides works of art, the museum can offer collections of ancient national costumes, antique frescoes, and sculptures. The age of some exhibits is more than 500 years.
piazza dei miracoli In Pisa, there is a wonderful Botanical Garden, which is another historical symbol of the city. Founded in the 16th century by one of the local researchers, today the botanical garden is one of the oldest not only in Italy but also in the world. By the end of the 16th century, a specialized botanical university was established here.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Pisa
♥   Shopping area ' Corso Italia' Pisa, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Borgo Stretto' Pisa, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Pisa
♥   Castle 'Gambacorti’s Castle' Filettole, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Roncioni’s Castle' Ripafratta, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Santa Maria Castle' Vecchiano, 7.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Verruca Fortress' Calci, 12.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Porcaresi Castle' Villa Basilica, 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Pisa
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Cinque Terre' , 70.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 74.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’ Arcipelago Toscano' , 106.6 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

Sights around Pisa from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Riva Lofts Hotel

From the series “Best industrial-style loft hotels”
There is a chic garden around the hotel. It is equipped with beautiful recreation areas with benches and hammocks in the warm season. Leisure facilities include swimming pools, sun terraces, and equipped barbecue areas. It is hard to imagine that such a wonderful country-style hotel is located in the heart of a lively Italian city. The Florence hotel is very popular with those who like to relax in a rural setting. There are many interesting places for hiking nearby. Guests can also rent bicycles to ride around the city. … Read further

Riomaggiore Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
The old town has a national-scale symbol - the delicious wine that is brewed following special recipes. There are some wonderful ethnic restaurants, where visitors are offered specialties of the freshest seafood and best local wine. A wine bottle remains the most popular tourist gift. You can buy it just at the winery. Riomaggiore is one of the few towns in the world, where it’s prohibited to drive a car. Mountain streets are very narrow and steep. Travelers will find it convenient to travel on foot or by bicycle. Tourists can also rent a scooter. … Read further

Old Town of San Gimignano

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
On the territory of the historical centre you also can find some marvellous palaces. One of them is the Communal Palace, which was built in the first part of the 14th century. Nowadays it is a home for an outstanding art gallery. Gamucci Palace and Ficarelli Palace have placed in their halls the items from the main city museum. Experienced tourists try to visit San Gimignano at last weekends of July for the traditional art festival. … Read further
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