Must-see attractions in Pisa

  • The last of the three major buildings on the piazza to be built, construction of the bell tower began in 1173 and took place in three stages over the course of 177 years, with the bell-chamber only added in 1372. Five years after construction began, when the building had reached the third floor level, the weak subsoil and poor foundation led to the building sinking on its south side

    Leaning Tower


    One of Italy's signature sights, the Torre Pendente truly lives up to its name, leaning a startling 3.9 degrees off the vertical. The 58m-high tower,…

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    Pisa's magnificent duomo was begun in 1064 and consecrated in 1118. Its striking tiered exterior, with green-and-cream marble cladding, gives onto a…

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    Pisa's unusual round baptistry has one dome piled on top of another, each roofed half in lead, half in tiles, and topped by a gilt bronze John the Baptist…

  • Mura di Pisa (Main Entrance)


    For an alternative bird's-eye perspective of the Leaning Tower and grandiose Piazza dei Miracoli rooftops, take a walk atop Pisa's medieval city walls,…

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    Piazza dei Miracoli


    Pisans claim that Campo dei Miracoli is among the world's most beautiful urban spaces. Its walled lawns provide a photogenic setting for the candy-striped…

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    Soil shipped from Calvary during the Crusades is said to lie within the white walls of this hauntingly beautiful resting place for many prominent Pisans,…

  • Museo delle Sinopie


    Home to some fascinating frescoes, this museum safeguards several sinopie (preliminary sketches), drawn by the artists in red earth pigment on the walls…

  • Museo Nazionale di San Matteo


    Museo Nazionale di San Matteo


    This inspiring repository of medieval masterpieces sits in a 13th-century Benedictine convent on the Arno's northern waterfront boulevard. The museum's…

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    Palazzo Blu


    Facing the river is this magnificently restored 14th-century building with a striking dusty-blue facade. Inside, its over-the-top 19th-century interior…

  • Orto e Museo Botanico


    For a Zen-like respite from the Piazza dei Miracoli crowd, explore this peaceful walled garden laced with centurion palm trees, flora typical to the…

  • Giardino Siotto


    Straddling the southern bank of the River Arno, this attractive city park – complete with children's playground and benches aplenty – is ensnared within…

  • Mura di Pisa (Eastern Entrance)


    Access the eastern end of Pisa's 12th-century city walls via a purpose-built staircase inside Torre di Legno, in a gated courtyard next to Piazza…

  • Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina


    Don't miss this waterside, triple-spired church, an exquisite Pisan-Gothic gem encrusted with tabernacles and statues. It was built between 1230 and 1233…

  • Museo dell'Opera del Duomo


    Closed for extensive (seemingly everlasting) renovation, this museum is a repository for works of art once displayed in the duomo and battistero…

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