Are you looking forward to creating a colourful, wonderful, and cultural collection of memories on your next holiday? Are you willing to walk through the street where great roman empires lived? Read more to find the answers to these desirable questions. No matter how modernised the world may turn into, no matter how tall and fancy buildings are constructed with the latest materials and technologies, we always have a great affection towards historical architecture because those places remind us of the great people who lived on this earth once upon a time and they resemble peace. You might even have travelled to all the countries and visited all the cities, but if you still need to set foot in the city of Pisa, Italy, your journey still needs to be completed.
Pisa is well-known for its leaning tower and numerous historical sites. Walking through each street in Pisa will make you feel like you’re walking back in time to the era of great scientists, roman empires, and all the historical events in this city. Apart from witnessing the historical places, there are various other activities to do in Pisa which will make your journey worthwhile.
Lean with the Pisa’s leaning tower
Pisa’s leaning tower is one of Italy’s most attractive historical sites. The question how is it leaning? Will it fall? Has always been on our minds since the time of the tower. No, don’t worry; it won’t fall and crush you. It’s the beauty of the tower; though it is not perfectly standing straight, it is still considered a must-see sort of place. You can climb it if you want to know how it feels to stand in a leaned tower, but there might be long queues, so you better reserve a ticket online.
Visit the Square of Miracle
Those visiting Pisa for the first time should take advantage of this most iconic, world-famous monument. After the First World War, this heritage site was named the Square of Miracles. This monument was built with the ideology of educating man about his stages of life: birth with the Baptistery, life with the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and its Tower, and death with the Cemetery. This symbol of the Maritime Republic of Pisa’s power is known as Piazza dei Miracoli, after the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio‘s description of the city for the extraordinary
Travel back to the 14th century – Palazzo Blu
This magnificently restored 14th-century building with a striking dusty-blue facade faces the river. Inside, the over-the-top 19th-century interior decoration serves as the perfect backdrop for the Foundation Pisa’s art collection, which consists primarily of Pisan works from the 14th to the 20th centuries on the second floor. A visit to this monument will make you inter travel for centuries due to its architectural interior.
Visit Iglesia de Santa Maria della Spina
Santa Maria della Spina is a small church, like a little gem on the Arno riverbank in Pisa; it is an extraordinary example of Pisan Gothic and was initially built in 1230. The church was recently restored due to some severe damages it went through and is open to the public on a limited basis. Visitors can see the impressive Madonna of the Rose by Andrea and Nino Pisano, other furnishings that have not been removed from the church and temporary exhibitions held on the occasion. The fact that this church is situated near the river adds some extra sparkle to its beauty.
Go on a coffee date to Piazza Cafe
Walking into Cafe Piazza, you will feel transported to a Sicilian piazza where people are the centre of attention. Every day in Sicily, everyone congregates in the piazza, and this is a gathering place where friends and neighbours can catch up, enjoy a gelato or a cappuccino, or grab a bite to eat. Going on a coffee date with your partner to this cafe will be a romantic, authentic and memorable date in your life with all the music in the background, which will make you feel like you’re in a movie of the 19th century.
Allow yourself to taste the delicacies of the city
You’re in a country known for its cuisine. Not only that, but you’re in a food-filled region in a rich food country. That says something. Try the traditional focaccia around here called cecina (made from chickpeas) and classic Tuscan soup (or zuppa toscana). After that, try the hearty stew-like potage ribollita (a farmer’s favourite) and beans uccelletto-style with sausage. Finish with a delicious gelato because, well, you’re in Italy. Last but not the least, yet the best, make sure to leave Pisa with pizza!
Stare at some exhibits in the Pisa Cathedral Works Museum
The Pisa Cathedral Works Museum is next to the famous Leaning Tower in Piazza dell’Arcivescovado.
The exhibition halls is a hub to the cathedral’s extensive art collection, focusing on sculptures. Thanks to the mastery of Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, the museum focuses on numerous medieval statues that adorned the Cathedral and Baptistery. Many architectural fragments are associated with the Piazza dei Miracoli, such as bas reliefs and cathedral facade capitals. Ancient tombs and monuments to leading figures take pride in place, with impressive sculptures by great artists such as Tino di Camino, Nino Pisano, and Andrea Guardi.
Visit this spectacular city and add sparkle to your travel experiences. We wish you a safe and historical journey filled with adventure and happiness!
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