The city of Pisa, seen from the tower
The cathedral with the leaning tower

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Italy. About 90,000 people live in the city. The city has a very long and turbulent history. The "Leaning Tower of Pisa" is a famous landmark of Pisa.

Important buildings

The Monumental Camposanto in the Piazza del Duomo
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Façade of Santa Maria della Spina
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St' Francis' church
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Palazzo della Carovana or dei Cavalieri
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  • The Leaning Tower, the most famous image of the city.
  • Campo dei Miracoli (in English: "Square of Miracles") in the north of the old town center.
  • Duomo di Pisa.
  • The Baptistry.
  • The Camposanto (The monumental cemetery of the city).
  • Piazza dei Cavalieri, (the "Knights' Square" in English).
  • Church o Santo Steano dei cavalieri,in the "Knights' Square".
  • St. Sixtus,a small church.
  • The church of St. Francis, designed by Giovanni di Simone, built after 1276. In 1343 new chapels were added and the church was elevated.
  • Church of San Frediano, built by 1061.
  • Church of San Nicola, built by 1097, was enlarged between 1297 and 1313
  • The small church of Santa Maria della Spina,
  • The church of San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno,
  • Lungarno, the avenues along the river Arno.
  • The Medici Palace, a building of the Appiano family, who ruled Pisa in 1392–1398. In 1400 the Medici acquired it, and Lorenzo de' Medici lived here.
  • The Orto botanico di Pisa is Europe's oldest university botanical garden.
  • The Palazzo Reale ("Royal Palace").
  • Palazzo Gambacorti, a Gothic building of the 14th century.
  • Palazzo Agostini, a Gothic building
  • Museo dell'Opera del Duomo: where there are the original sculptures of Nicola Pisano and Giovanni Pisano.
  • Museo delle Sinopie: showing the sinopias from the camposanto, the monumental cemetery.
  • Museo Nazionale di S. Matteo: exhibiting sculptures and painting from 12th century–15th century,of Giovanni and Andrea Pisano, the Master of San Martino, Simone Martini, Nino Pisano and Masaccio.

Famous people born in Pisa

  • Jason Acuña
  • Guglielmo Agnelli
  • Christian Amoroso
  • Anselm of Capraia
  • Gerardo Appiani
  • Giovanni di Balduccio
  • Iacopo Balestri
  • Michele Bartoli
  • Ercole Bazicaluve
  • Alfredo Biondi
  • Alessandro Birindelli
  • Bona of Pisa
  • Guido Buffarini Guidi
  • Philippe Buonarroti
  • Ulisse Dini
  • Pope Eugene III
  • Fibonacci
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Giovanni Galli
  • Orazio Gentileschi
  • Ugolino della Gherardesca
  • Ignazio Hugford
  • Enrico Letta
  • Fabio Lione
  • Dario Marianelli
  • Francesco Marianini
  • Giuseppe Melani
  • Antonio Pacinotti
  • Pandolfo Masca of Pisa
  • Andrea Parola
  • Giovanni Pisano
  • Nino Pisano
  • Bruno Pontecorvo
  • Gillo Pontecorvo
  • Girolamo Riminaldi
  • Orazio Riminaldi
  • Titta Ruffo
  • Rustichello da Pisa
  • Paolo Savi
  • Sidney Sonnino
  • Marco Storari
  • Antonio Tabucchi
  • Terramagnino da Pisa
  • Francesco Traini
  • Soozie Tyrell

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