About Pisa

Pisa city is on the western Tuscany. This city is worldwide  famous for its Leaning Tower. But there is much more to Pisa than this impressive monument. This ecclesiastical city began life as a coastal settlement some 3,000 years ago. Today, Pisa is full of wonderful historical monuments and buildings dating back many hundreds of years.  However, much of the city part has its medieval aspect. Pisa is also known for its excellent university and has become one of the best schools in Italy.


Some facts

In the north-west of this city, there is an immense green lawn on which rise four imposing buildings with shiny white marble. These imposing structures are huge and imposing Duomo (cathedral). Moreover, the cathedral bell tower is popular as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The circular Baptistery is the largest of its kind in all of Italy. The Camposanto is also famous as Campo Sacro, no doubt it is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. This area is known as Piazza dei Miracoli and these remarkable Tuscan buildings combine Moorish, Gothic and Romanesque architectural features. Some tourist information outlets are in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and the nearby Galileo Galilei Airport.

The city walls surrounds with the Camposanto de Pisa on two sides. There are two important museums are in the south. It is the Museo dell’Opera, which contains an important collection of sculptures, paintings.  Second, the Sinopie Museum, with many original plaster sketches of the Camposanto frescoes. However, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is not the only building that no longer exists in the city. Amazingly, the baptistery swings noticeably to the north when view from certain angles, the Duomo is anything but straight. There are also a couple of small campanili in Pisa that have nick- names”The other leaning towers!”

Historical values about Pisa

The historic center of the city is concentrated on the north bank of the Arno River. It is still has 12th century walls. The main street is the long and winding at Santa Maria circle. Palaces still line this street and retain their splendid facades, dating back to the 16th century. The center point of this city is Piazza Garibaldi, which is close to Ponte Mezzo. Also noteworthy is the elegant Borgo Stretto, full of interesting shops and cafes. If you have time for excursions outside Pisa, consider traveling to the nearby Tuscan cities of Florence and Lucca.