Pisa, the city of the thousand nuances.
Classic for her palaces and historyc but modern monuments too and revived from the young souls of the students and universitary researchers who live Pisa.
Full of opportunities and activities for all tastes.
WHAT TO SEE:
PIAZZA DEI MIRACOLI
Originally known as Piazza del Duomo, it takes the name of Piazza dei Miracoli thanks to the literarian italian history's famous writers and poets: Gabriele D'Annunzio, enchanted from this magic place to define it "prato dei miracoli" in the famous novel Forse che Sì Forse che No. The organisation UNESCO will confirm his words in 1987, the year where the pisana square is proclaimed humanity's patrimony.
The look fills up of wonder just reached the entrance, secular monuments as la Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta and il Battistero di San Giovanni that they welcome every day visitors coming from all the world. La Torre Pendente is in the farest point, positioned for the last like the most beautiful artist of a wonderful spectacle. To visit Piazza dei Miracoli means to take a walk through the history, art and beauty, an opportunity that only a city of art like Pisa can offer.
PIAZZA DEI CAVALIERI
Equally interesting is Piazza dei Cavalieri. A little area surrounded from the buildings with an important hystoric value like il Palazzo dell'Orologio, structure place of prisonia in the '200 and place of the infirmary of the knights in the Middle-Age; nowadays il Palazzo dell'Orologio guards Scuola Normale library, one of the prestigious univerisities in the world. Il Palazzo dell'Orologio, called del Buonuomo too, is in company of other buildings, equally charming, to allow to Piazza dei Miracoli to become the film's set and the successful television's series as L'Amica Geniale.
From Piazza dei Cavalieri reaches easily Borgo Stretto, throbbing hearth of the city and typical place of Pisani's people meeting. Old noble buildings wind on the characteristic little streets that it is a pleasure to walk, to find themeselves in Piazza delle Vettovaglie, the food market's place in the morning and a social life's place in the night, populated by the young universitaries who gather in the numerous locals and wine shops.
Pisa is a city to walk without to lose a corner of wonder. Walking on the streets of the Lungarno, between bridges and buildings where you can find little architectural jewels. A perfect exemple is la Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, a gothic building by marble that it takes the breath away for his spires and his arches to all sixth, decorated and embellished with rosettes and saints and angels's statues.
Main pedestrian street situated in the modern centre of the city hosts a lot of magasins for all tastes. Clothing, bookshops, outfits and shoes, make up and self-care, if you want to make or to make yourselves a gift Corso Italia is the perfect place.
This is the first botanical universitary garden of the world and it represents a real pisana institution just from the '500. For who loves the nature is surely one of the most charming of the city that it hosts some plants comen from five continents and distributed on the two ectars of land, divided in subjects areas: from the Orto del Cedro, where there are two of the ancient trees, to the Orto del Gratta, where it is possible to relax in front of a very pretty little lake.
It is possible to visit Museo Botanico, a place that it hosts not only the instruments typically used in the plant's science, but also a '700 portraits collection, dedicated to some of the most famous botanics of history.
In origin devised by Cosimo I as part of a project aimed at returning to Pisa the ancient light, decreasing in the first years of '500. Constituted from the eight long naves on average 60 meters, tall 8 and large 10, their function was to host the powerful tuscany fleet of the Medici's family. Nowadays, interesting collections and expositions host, especially lied to findings of wrecks and archeological furnishing dating to the etrurian and roman age.
MUSEUM OF INSTRUMENTS FOR CALCULATION
Pisa isn't only a place of attractions and classic expositions but of original and particular museums as the Museo per gli Strumenti del Calcolo. It is a really interesting exposition of cars lied to the informatic's history born in 1993 from a Pisa university's project, nowadays unique of its kind in Italy and it represents a very famous collection to international level for the completeness of the exposed instruments. A pleasurable opportunity to know the history of calculators and computers.
Situated in the Lungarno's southern shore is one of the expositive structures most iconic of Pisa's city. Characterised by facades, every year it hosts a lot of the temporary expositions, under the banner of italian and international works, daughters of ancient and modern artists. It is possible to visit a permanent exposition dedicated to the pisan territory and to his artists.
MUSEUM OF NATIONAL HISTORY OF CALCI
We move just outside of Pisa's centre to reach the Calci's city and his Museo di Storia Naturale, situated in a wonderful chartreuse. Born in the XVI century is one of the most ancient museums in the world, nowadays it guards an hystorical and scientific huge patrimony. It offers the opportunity to walk between animal and mineral expositions, until to arrive to the dinosaurs and to the cetacean's impressive and huge skeletons. A sure enjoy for children and a charming experience for adults.