About Pisa

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The Palazzo al Borgo di Corliano or The Villa di Corliano is a magnificent villa in Tuscany, Italy. The Villa is a historical fifteenth century mansion surrounded by a centuries old park. It was restored by Veronese architect Ignazio Pellegrini. A stay in this summer house involves truly enjoying the beauties of the Italian countryside. Harpy eagles, fruit crowns and flowers, birds and other symbols, representing the virtues of Fortress, Abundance and Fortune all part of the typical Florentine Mannerist 16th century graffiti can be seen adorning the walls of this building. Marble busts representing Roman Emperors and a painting … Continue reading

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Gioco del Ponte or the Game of Bridge is a summer attraction in Pisa, a historical manifestation held yearly on the last Sunday of June, in which the people of Tramontana and Mezzogiorno, geographically split by the Arno river, participate in a historical procession, with 709 walk-ons, then challenge each other to a physical match in which their teams, each composed of 20 members, try to conquer the “Ponte di Mezzo” (the main bridge in Pisa) by pushing a trolley in order to force the rival team off the bridge. The actual battle is preceded by a historical procession with … Continue reading

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The Baptistery of Pisa is a round white-marble building whose construction started in 1152 in a Romanesque style and completed in the 1300s in the Gothic style. Nicola and Giovanni Pisano gave the upper part a Gothic transformation between 1277 and 1297 and Cellino di Nese added the Gothic dome in the 1300s. The construction 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. Italy’s largest baptistery, the … Continue reading

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Since the city of Pisa is known mostly for its leaning tower, the other attractions of the place often go underrated. However, Pisa happens to be a city with profound history and enormous artistic wealth. Apart from the famous tower, other sites of attraction in Pisa include Of course, the Field of Miracles, with the Duomo, the Baptistry, the Monumental Cemetery and the Museum of the Sinopie. This city of churches, libraries, science and culture also takes pride in its famous botanical gardens. The garden, locally known as The Orto botanico di Pisa, is operated by the University of Pisa, … Continue reading

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Undoubtedly, Pisa is known mostly for it striking Leaning Tower. However, tourists also have many other attractions in the city. Pisa hosts a number of historical monuments and buildings dating back many hundreds of years and also takes pride in its university, which has become one of Italy’s top schools. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of Pisa, Italy. It lies third in being the oldest structure in Pisa’s Piazza del Duomo after the Cathedral and the Baptistry. The height of the tower is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) from the ground on the low side … Continue reading

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Overview of the Hotel: Its affordable, air-conditioned rooms are comfortable and equipped with satellite TV and Wi-Fi access and some provide picturesque views of Pisa’s historic quarter. It is located on a quiet street close to Pisa Station and the Leaning Tower. Its friendly staff is very helpful. Its location close to Pisa’s main shopping street makes it even more appealing to the tourists. Amenities at the Hotel: 24-Hour Front Desk, Non-Smoking Rooms, Elevator, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Heating, Baggage Storage are some of the facilities provided. Other facilities include Room Service, Breakfast in the Room, Fax/Photocopying. Wi-Fi is available at extra … Continue reading

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Overview of the Hotel: Airone Pisa Park Hotel has a tempting location amidst the Pisa Center at a mere 5-minute drive from the Leaning Tower. Not onyly this, it also is just 7 minute drive from Cisanello Hospital and has easy access to public transportation into Pisa center. The hotel offers a free guided walking tour of the city, from Tuesday until Sunday. It offers free parking and free shuttles to/from Pisa Airport and Pisa Centrale Station. The hotel has 22 rooms all of which are air-conditioned and feature free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with digital and Sky satellite … Continue reading

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The Knights’ Square, one of the most important landmarks in Pisa, Italy used to be the centre of political activity in the medieval times and later became the headquarters of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen. Palazzo della Carovana or the palace of the Knights of St. Stephen, formerly the Palace of the Elders is the main building on the square. It was remodeled in a Renaissance style by modern architect Giorgio Vasari. Detailed monochromatic etchings known as sgraffiti are found inscribed upon its walls, enhancing the magnificence of its façade, which is awe-inspiring. Well-known for its world … Continue reading

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Overview of the Hotel: Grand Hotel Duomo is just 50 yards from Duomo Square and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. One of the world’s most recognizable buildings is surely the Leaning Tower of Pisa and of course, the pride of Pisa. When at the Grand Hotel, you can make an easy and quick access to the tower. Rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, and satellite TV. Grand Hotel’s roof terrace offers beautiful views of Campo dei Miracoli. The bar serves cocktails. The restaurant at Grand Hotel Duomo offers a delicious mix of Tuscan and international cuisine. Amenities at the Hotel: … Continue reading

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Once in Italy, a must visit is the The Orto botanico di Pisa, also known as the Orto Botanico dell’Università di Pisa, one of the oldest botanical gardens of the world.It is operated by the University of Pisa, and is located at via Luca Ghini 5, Pisa, Italy. The garden was established in 1544 under Cosimo I de’ Medici as the first university botanical garden in Europe. Luca Ghini, who was offered the Chair of Botany by Cosimo I de Medici, Grand Duke, was instrumental in founding the garden. From these early times, the garden has contained a gallery of … Continue reading

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The Camposanto Monumentale (“monumental cemetery”) is a historical edifice at the northern edge of the Cathedral Square in Pisa, Italy. “Campo Santo” can be literally translated as “holy field”, because it is said to have been built around a shipload of sacred soil from Golgotha, brought back to Pisa from the Fourth Crusade by the archbishop of Pisa in the 12th century. A legend claims that bodies buried in that ground will rot in just 24 hours. The burial ground lies over the ruins of the old baptistery of the church of Santa Reparata, the church that once stood where … Continue reading

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The Baptistry of St. John in Pisa, Italy happens to be the second building, in the chronological order, in the Piazza dei Miracoli, near the Cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower. It started construction under the designs of the architect Diotisalvi in 1152, in replacement of an older baptistry, and completed in 1363. This 54.86 m high building with a circumference of 107.24 m, is the largest baptistry in Italy. The Baptistry has the lower registers in the Romanesque style, with rounded arches, while the upper registers are in the Gothic style, with pointed arches. The Baptistry is constructed of … Continue reading

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa or rather simply known as to be the Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. Its location is behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest monument in Pisa’s Cathedral Square after the Cathedral and the Baptistry. The height of the tower is 56.70 meters. The tower has leaned at the incline of about 5.5 degrees. The construction of the tower occurred about in three stages about the duration of about 166 years. The construction work on the first floor of the white … Continue reading

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Pisa is a city in Italy. It is located towards the western part of Tuscany and it is well known for the Leaning Tower which is located to the northwest part of Pisa. Even so, the leaning tower is not the only attraction site that is in Pisa but rather, the Leaning Tower it is one of the major attraction sites in the Pisa region. The city’s origin dates back to about 3’000 years ago, then as a seaside settlement. Today, Pisa has many interesting and wonderful historical, cultural monuments and buildings that have been in existence for hundreds of … Continue reading

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