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Citadella e Arsenale Republicano
The Cittadella and the Republican Arsenal are a complex of old military buildings on the west of the old town, close to Ponte della Cittadella. They w… read entire review
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Ponte di Mezzo - Pisa's central bridge
Pisa's main bridge is not particularly beautiful in its present incarnation. It was built in the sober post-WWII years between 1947 and 1950 and does … read entire review
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Palazzo Gambacorti / Gambacorti Palace (Town Hall)
Originally the palace of a medieval merchant family, it was built between 1370 and 1392 in a high Gothic style. However, its history is far older as a… read entire review
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Piazza dei Cavalieri ('Knights' Square')
The most representative square (and former main square) in Pisa's old town is the Piazza dei Cavalieri which has preserved some of its medieval and ea… read entire review
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Santa Maria della Spina
Small, beautiful Gothic church - indeed one of the few medieval churches in Pisa where the Gothic appearance was preserved. The church was built ar… read entire review
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Chiesa di San Sisto in Coretvecchia
Contrary to many churches in Pisa, this one has no shiny facade and no white marble on the outside. It mainly consists of dark stones, maintaining its… read entire review
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Museo delle Sinopie / Sinopias Museum
In this museum, I learnt that sinopias are the draft drawings of frescoes on which the frescoe itself is cast on. The impressive frescoes (from the 14… read entire review
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Pisa Baptistery (Battisterio)
Pisa's Baptistery is the largest of its kind in Italy. Its construction began in 1162. Similarily to other buildings on the Campo dei Miracoli, the co… read entire review
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The Duomo - Pisa's Cathedral
The oldest building on the Campo dei Miracoli is the Cathedral which was built between 1063 and 1118. It is almost entirely Romanesque with Byzantine … read entire review
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Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo
This beautiful 10th century church is a good example for the Gothic style which is seen in many buildings of the region. Especially the loggias with c… read entire review
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Chiesa di San Torpé
While this church was erected between 1254 and 1278, it has lost its medieval appearance and is mostly a baroque structure. From the very beginning on… read entire review
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Terme di Nerone (Thermal Baths of Nero)
A small but interesting archaeological site with the ruins of a thermal bath from the late 1st century. They were called “Thermal Baths of Nero” b… read entire review
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Porta a Lucca (Lucca Gate)
Porta a Lucca is one of the ancient city gates of Pisa. It is located on the way to neighbouring city Lucca (hence its name) in the northeast of the o… read entire review
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Leaning Tower of Pisa
No visit to Pisa is complete without a visit to the leaning tower and for many people, this is the only reason to come to Pisa. Be however aware, that… read entire review
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Camposanto - Renaissance cemetery with magnificent frescoes
The Camposanto ("Holy Field") is a building complex which is used a cemetery dating back to the year 1278. It was most probably intented as a church, … read entire review
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Citadella Nuova / Giardino Scotto
This fortress once defended the spot where the Arno river flows into the eastern side of the city. Its name, “New Citadel“ was chosen to distingui… read entire review
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