Cathedral in Pise




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Cathedral in Pise

Chosen as a place suitable to welcome the city Cathedral was an open space outside the more ancient city walls.After the victorious expedition of Palermo in 1063 work began under the direction of Buscheto.

A century later another great architect, Rainaldo, designe and directed the lengthening of the central and two side spans,completing the splendid facade. Bonanno Piseno produced the splendid doors, destroyed by fire in 1596, and of which remain only the extraordinary San Ranieri door.

Inside, together with works of enormous artistic value from medieval era to the 19th century, pride of place falls to the Pulpit by Giovanni Piseno, the Cimabue mosaic in the apse, canvases by Andrea del Sarto and Beccafumi, a bronze Crucifix by Giambologna and a lamp which, as legend has it, inspired Galileo’s studies of pendulum movement.

The Cathedral in Piazza dei Miracoli


Cattedrale di Santa Maria

Address: Piazza del Duomo


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Sights not to be missed in Pise


Piazza dei Miracoli:

» Il Duomo - The Cathedral

» Il Battistero - Baptistery

» Il Campanile della Torre Pendente - The Leaning Tower (belltower)

» Camposanto Monumentale - Cemetary

» Piazza dei Cavalieri

Museums in Pise

» Collezioni Egittologiche dell'Universita degli Studi di Pisa

» Collezioni Paletnologiche dell'Universita degli Studi di Pisa

» Domus Mazziniana

» Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe dell'Universita degli Studi di Pisa

» Museo Anatomico Veterinario

» Museo degli Strumenti per il calcolo

» Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

» Museo delle Sinopie

» Museo di Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica

» Museo di Anatomia Umana del Dipartimento di Morfologia Umana e Biologia Applicata

» Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale

» Museo Nazionale di San Matteo

» Orto Botanico e Museo Botanico


The coast of Pise

» Marina di Pise

» Tirrenia

» Park of San Rossore