San Matteo

National Museum of San Matteo

Karina Mamalygo
As you walk along the banks of the Arno, you should stop to admire the beautiful monastery of San Matteo in Soarta which was previously the home of the Benedictine nuns and now houses…
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Piazza dei Miracoli, foto di Stefania Consani

The Square of Miracles in Pisa

Karina Mamalygo
The Cathedral Square has also been known as Piazza dei Miracoli “the Square of Miracles” since Gabriele D’Annunzio’s novel Forse che sì forse che no was published in 1910. He refers to “L’Ardea roteò…
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Riccardo Cortopassi

Piazza dei Cavalieri

Karina Mamalygo
In the past Piazza dei Cavalieri represented the centre of political power in the city. In Roman times it was the forum while in the Middle Ages when it was called the Square of…
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Facciata della Scuola Normale di Pisa

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Eleonora Ferrante
The Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa is situated in Piazza dei Cavalieri, one of the most beautiful squares in Tuscany and the traditional heart of political life in Pisa. It was founded officially in…
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The Baptistery of St. John

Karina Mamalygo
The Baptistery of St. John was built entirely of precious marble. The resulting building is a significant example of the synthesis between the Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. The two lower levels were begun…
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Camposanto - Stefania Consani

Camposanto

Karina Mamalygo
The final element of the architectural complex of Piazza dei Miracoli is the monumental cemetery called Camposanto – literally “the holy field”. Its name derives from the fact that at the time of the…
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Pisa Lungarno Pacinotti by Kok Leng Yeo

Pisa – The Origins

Karina Mamalygo
 There are various legends concerning the founding of Pisa. One tells us that the city was founded by the Ligurian people and that its name means “marshy place”. Other sources tell us that the…
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The Cathedral of Pisa

Karina Mamalygo
The Cathedral of Pisa, the church of Santa Maria dell’Assunta, has become a concrete statement of the immense power and wealth of the maritime Pisan Republic during mediaeval times. The decorations on the façade…
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