When people think of Pisa who usually think of the Leaning Tower, but Pisa has many interesting sights and attractions. The Campo of Miracles, with its Romanesque buildings, is the highlight of a visit to Pisa, but still far from the crowded tourist areas are other interesting places. The Lungarno, the small historic streets and ancient buildings. Just 1 hour and 20 minutes from Casa Podere Monti ( 80 km).
Pisa is a beautiful city , grown up on the Arno River and famous for Leaning Tower. But you have to know that Pisa has many interesting place and important monuments for offer to its visitors. Most of then are concentrated in The Campo dei Miracoli, the beautiful green square with romanesque buildings. 85 km from Podere Monti ( 1 hour and 20 min drive from Casa Podere Monti).
What to visit in Pisa?
Piazza del Duomo / Campo dei Miracoli: Campo dei Miracoli is certainly the main attraction of Pisa and since 1987 UNESCO World Heritage Site. The key buildings trace life's path for medieval people from birth to death. The piazza was built outside the main city center but within the still-preserved city walls built in 1155.
The Torre di Pisa / Leaning Tower : this is one of Europe's most famous symbol! Building on the tower started in 1173 but wasn't finished until the late fourteenth century. The cylindrical tower is 54 meters tall with 6 levels ( with open galleries). Inside the main spiral staircase has 294 steps leading to the top of the tower... so waer comfortable shoes for the visit here!
The Duomo is an imposing building , completely white and dating 1063.
The Battistero or Baptistery is a round white-marble building. Construction started in 1152 and was completed in the late fourteenth century with the addition of an eight-sided cupola. The pulpit, supported by lions resting on columns, is decorated with scenes from the life of Christ. Also inside are some impressive statues, originally from the outside.
Camposanto was the cemetery for noble citizens of Pisa. The floor is covered with tombstones and there are many funerary monuments. The portico held many medieval frescoes which were damaged during XXII and removed for restoration.
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, at the eastern end of Piazza del Duomo, holds a huge collection of important artworks from these buildings.
Museo Nazionale di San Matteo is in the former Benedictine convent of San Matteo. The museum chronicles the development of medieval Christian painting and sculpture in Europe.
Piazza dei Cavalieri was the center of Pisa in its days as a republic and was remodeled in the sixteenth century, becoming the symbol of Medici power in Pisa. The square has some magnificent sixteenth century buildings, the church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, and the Palazzo dell'Orologio (clock building) with two ancient towers joined by an arcade.
Santa Maria della Spina is a picturesque little church near the river. It has charming spires and high niches with beautiful statues.
Pisa's Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in Europe.
You can decide to visit 1 , 2 , or 3 monuments of Campo dei Miracoli with the following prices:
1 monument : 5 euro / person
2 monuments : 7 euros / person
3 monuments : 8 euros / person
You can buy the tickets directly on the official web site : buy your tickets here