Pisa - what to visit

Piazza il BattisteroEmbarking on the conquest of Pisa must begin its famous tower, so to see her anxiety will not make us pick up the pace in parts of the city that are worth being regarded with respect and due attention.
Therefore, no matter where we stay, we get to the Piazza dei Miracoli and observe.
Visit and photograph the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the full course, look at the whole architectural complex that surrounds and discover Il Duomo, Il Battisterio, Il Cemetery, Le Mura and also two museums, the Museum Opera del Duomo and the Museum delle Sinopie.


Leaning Tower: designed in 1173 as the cathedral bell tower was completed in 1370, unfortunately the architects or construction engineers who did a good studio floor and the tower, which at first was right and so should remain- slowly embraced due to clay soil and groundwater. Joint efforts of specialists and over 10 years of hard work by the time-prevent-the tower continues its slow descent. Tours are conducted in small groups, they last about 35 minutes and can not carry bags of any kind, a wardrobe is planned and the setpoint value is 2 & euro. (Open from 9.30 to 17h November to February, from 9 to 18 in March, from 8.30 to 20.30 from April to September and from 9 to 19h during the month of October. During the summer months of June-mid late August, is open until 23 hours. Admission 15 euro).

II Duomo: the cathedral of Pisa was begun in 1064 and completed only in the thirteenth century. His style is the Roman, has an imposing facade adorned by beautiful arcades. His whole story is recorded in numerous inscriptions on marble, recounting the heyday economic, military and maritime city in the ninth century. (Open during the winter months from 10 to 17h, on March 10 to 18h, from April to September from 10am to 20pm and during the month of October from 10 to 19h. Entry 2  euro) 

II Battistero: (baptistery) began construction in 1152 but did not reach completion until the fourteenth century and is evident in the different styles that houses, Romanesque and Gothic at the base at the top. The baptismal font dating from 1246 and the pulpit of the year 1260. Like the cathedral is built in white marble. (Open from 10 to 17h November to February, from 10 to 19h in March, from 8 to 20pm from April to September, from 9 to 19h during the month of October . since mid-June to late August open until 23 hours. input combined with other sites of interest)Cemetery (cemetery) is incredibly beautiful in their covered galleries, a museum with Roman and medieval pieces of unquestionable beauty and historical value. (Open from 10 to 17h November to February, from 10 to 19h in March, from 8 to 20pm from April to September, from 9 to 19h during the month of October. Since mid-June to late August is open to 23 hours. input combined with other sites of interest)
Le Mura: a mid-twelfth century and from the Duomo began building new walls were made with stones from the nearby mountains and finished in the fourteenth century. Was partially demolished during the twentieth century and preserved relics in different parts of the city, here can be seen on the north side of the cemetery. Museo delle Sinopie: (Sinopie museum) here are preliminary sketches for the frescoes that were discovered and the time of the renovation of the cemetery after he suffered the terrible bombing in 1944 during World War II. You can see the sketches of the Triumph of Death and Final Judgment of the fourteenth century the originals still exist in the cemetery. (Open from 10 to 17h November to February, from 10 to 19h in March, from 8 to 20pm from April to September, from 9 to 19h during the month of October. Input combined with other sites of interest)
Opera del Duomo Museum (Museum of the Works of the Cathedral): This museum is housed in a building dating from the thirteenth century, brings together works that were removed from the Cathedral and the Baptistery. The sculptures are magnificent and in the same century the construction of those buildings. In the Treasure Room found singularly important medieval pieces as different shrines, some of which contain Golgotha ​​stones or pieces of cloth of San Ranieri, patron saint of the city. There are also paintings, wood carvings and priestly vestments.


Selling og passes to visit the Baptistery, the Cemetery and Opera Museum or the Museum of Sinopie a 5 euro.
A pass for two visits a choice between the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Cemetery or museums for 6 euro.
Or a pass to visit the five monuments for 10 & euro.
None includes a visit to the leaning tower that has a particular rate.

Maintenance, conservation and management of all the monuments and buildings that are gathered in the Piazza dei Miracoli are the responsibility of a private institution, the OPA (Opera Primarcial Pisana) which had its origins in the twelfth century.

This area has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

After admiring the Piazza dei Miracoli we take via Santa Maria, Pisa's main artery, lined with elegant buildings-to Via Dei Mille which will lead directly to the Piazza dei Cavalieri, one of the prettiest in the city.Surrounded by those palaces that only Italy has conceived.
Among them is the Palazzo della Carovana, dating from the sixteenth century and where does the Superior Normal School, founded by Napoleon on the model of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. In front of the palace itself is Palazzo dell'Orologio, linking two ancient medieval towers by an archway. Near the church is Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri that dates back to the sixteenth century.
As in Italy, Pisa also has churches moved by their beauty and their longevity in the church of San Matteo, in the San Francisco National Museum works Pisa. Arriving Via San Frediano and then Via Domenico Cavalca found in Piazza delle Vettovaglie, the heart of this popular town. A market works in this place since the sixteenth century, is lively, colorful and has an intense social life both day and night for bars and taverns where you eat like an art more.
Near this square is the Borgo Stretto, the shopping area of ​​Pisa, arcades protect their customers and merchandise, this area ends at Piazza Garibaldi and steps the river Arno appears wonderful, bordered by the most elegant buildings of Pisa. Walking through the "lungarni" as they call the streets along the river not only find a lot of past and recent history of the city will also find the famous "Trattorias" providing the best cuisine in Pisa, mainly based fish. In these "lungarni" discover the tower houses, houses built by the nobles of the city during the Middle Ages and still preserved, also in the area, known to all, is the Palazzo Toscanelli that housed the poet Lord Byron.
If we cross the Arno by the Ponte di Mezzo, neighborhoods reach San Martino and San Antonio where churches are also preserved treasures are works of art or historical monuments themselves.
If we are nothing like relaxing for a trip down the river Arno to get to the San Rossore Park, delighting the river with great views.
This park is a protected area of ​​Mediterranean forest and forest and is open all year. We traverse through walking tours or riding beautiful horses, bike along the bicycle lanes in a small train or by coach. Inside the park is the Pisa Racecourse horse racing organized between October and March.
Just 13 km from the city center is Marina di Pisa, with great scenery designing the mouth of the River Arno, the Apennines and the Rossore park, this location offers the possibility of combining cultural holidays with rest of sea, sun and summer beach if we choose to go here Pisa although history will surprise us. This area, almost a suburb of Pisa, offers absolutely all amenities and services, its bid for a perfect holiday covers all aspects, from lodging accommodations through different activities to an intense nightlife. Not far from other islands and the famous island of Elba.

But Pisa is not only art and history, is an elegant place where you can shop, is a gastronomic destination of excellence for the quality of its products and because the Pisans have made a ritual meal, is a place of fun thanks to a diverse and eclectic and for all.

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