Pisa is the hometown of Galileo Galilei, the famous physician, who
carried out his first experiments on the gravity of the Leaning Tower in
Piazza dei Miracoli.
In the square, world famous for its bell-tower, one can admire the
Baptistery, the Cathedral and the Cemetery, monuments, which are a
testimony to the different development phases from the Romanic Style of
Pisa to the Gothic.
Its internationally known University has its prestigious
seat in the 'Scuola Normale di Pisa' located in the historical Cavalieri
Every year, on 16th June, the Luminara takes place. The Luminara is a
festivity during which all the buildings as well as the palaces and the
Tower are lit by candlelight as a tribute to St. Ranieri, the city patron.
Not far from Pisa, one can admire St. Pietro a Grado Church, a fine
example of Roman architecture and the Certosa, where the painting
technique of 'trompe loeil' was first adopted.
|How to reach Pisa:
||by car. There are numerous car parks in the town centre.
||by train. Pisa Central Railway Station is right in the heart of
||by organised bus tours. The 'APT' (Local Tourist
Office) in Marina di Massa will give you all the information you