Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa
Piazza (or Campo) dei Miracoli
has been designated as a World Heritage site because it "houses [...] a group of monuments known the world over. These four masterpieces of medieval architecture the cathedral, the baptistery, the campanile (the `Leaning Tower`) and the cemetery had a great influence on monumental art in Italy from the 11th to the 14th century.
The four bright marble-and-granite masterpieces that stand out between the green lawn and the blue sky are:
The monuments are situated in Santa Maria district, on the north-western edge of Pisa`s historic centre, one of the most popular areas for tourists looking for holiday villas and house in Pisa.
The most ancient of the four buildings is the Duomo
(the construction works began in 1063). The Cathedral houses many important works of art, including a marble pulpit by Giovanni Pisano, which is considered the most important example of Italian Gothic sculpture.
Here`s the Baptistery
(the cornerstone was laid in 1152), which is the largest in Italy: it has a circumference of 107 metres and is about 55 metres tall. It also has an excellent acoustic.
The Monumental Cemetery
was realized between 1277 and 1278 with the soil coming from the Golgotha, the hill where the Roman soldiers crucified Jesus.
Post scriptum: the Leaning Tower
and the panorama you can enjoy from its top (a view over the most important Pisan monuments, churches, palaces and villas) are described in the following page of this tourist guide.
Our most requested villas:
Villa sleeping 8+2 in Castiglioncello, in the province of Livorno, in Val di Cecina. Barbecue, Internet connection, air conditioning, wide garden, bicycles. The villa is just a few kilometres from the beach. Tennis club, riding stable and golf club nearby.
Holiday farmhouse dating back to the 17th century in the medieval village of Buti, between Pisa and Lucca, a few kilometres from the beaches of Versilia. 8 sleeping accommodations, swimming pool, panoramic terrace.
Holiday villa for rent in Lower Valdarno, between Pisa and Livorno, in Casciana Terme. 6/8 sleeping accommodations, swimming pool, air conditioning, barbecue equipment, hydromassage, satellite TV, Internet connection, tasting, cooking courses. SPAs nearby.
*Valid in some periods
Holiday villa with annex in Chianni (Pisa), in Valdera. 16/19 sleeping accommodations, fenced swimming pool, sauna, hydromassage, Internet connection, private tennis court, children`s playground, bowl pitch. A few kilometres from Rosignano Solvay and its beaches; thermal bath nearby.
*Valid in some periods