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Visit to Pisa – Not Just an Italian Icon City

Author: Aman Kapur

Italy is a country which historic background makes easy associate the name of many of its famous cities with ruins and monuments belonging to the ancient Roman Empire. Even though, Italy witness how the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and other periods of history left their unmistakable seal in several other cities across the country.

One of those monuments that became an Italian icon is the Leaning Tower that almost anyone immediately associate to its hometown, the city of Pisa, situated in the Tuscany region, and bordered by the Ligurian Sea off the Arno River’s mouth right bank. Pisa is indeed a great choice as s tourist destination because beyond its tower, there are many other attractions that you must dare to discover when planning your next vacations time.

Getting Pisa is easy by either train, car or airplane from local and worldwide airports, which flights arrive at the Aeroporto Internazionale Galileo Galilei, the most important airport in Tuscany. Pisa shares with other Italian cities the privilege to keep vestiges of the ancient Roman Empire, but just the name of the airport should whisper at you the Medieval air what is felt in the Pisa’s streets.

Galileo Galilei was an astronomer, mathematician, physicist, and philosopher, born in Tuscany on the Middle Ages. Therefore, it is not that strange the Tourism Secretary of Italy promotes Pisa as a university city plenty of students and researchers communities side to side of a city.

Pisa offers attractions such as San Michele Abbey, San Zeno Abbey, and the popular Piazza dei Miracoli also know as Piazza del Duomo because it encompasses within its walled area the religious buildings of the Duomo, the Baptistry, the Camposanto Monumentale, and the famous Leaning Tower, which was meant to be the bell tower of the cathedral, all of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

The Camposanto Monumentale housed the largest fresco painting collections in the world, but they were sadly destroyed in the World Wide II. Even though, the star of the city is the Leaning Tower, project conceived by Bonanno Pisano in the 12th century and completed 200 years later, when it was too late to discover the early signs of ground subsidence that contributed to the decline of the tower in one of its sides and put at risk this monument closed to the public in 1990 and reopened to visitors in 2001.

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Apart of the monuments in the Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa is a cultural center with museums such as the Palazzo Reale National Museum, the San Matteo National Museum, the Piaggio Museum, and the Museum of Ancient Ships, because the Arno River played and important role in the city in ancient times.

Other attractions in Pizza include the Piazza dei Cavalieri, Palazzo del Collegio Puteano, Villa di Corliano, Palazzo della Carovana, Torre dei Gualandi, or museums such as Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Museo delle Sinopie, Museo Nazionale di S. Matteo, Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale, and the Museo di storia naturale e del territorio dell’Università di Pisa.

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