Piazza dei Miracoli
Pisa's unmissable 'Square of Miracles' is, in reality, the
Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) and is the site of the
freestanding -and famously leaning - eleventh century bell tower.
The stunning Romanesque Cathedral of Saint Ranieri itself dates
back to 1092. The Piazza dei Miracoli attained UNESCO World
Heritage Site status in 1987.
The Baptistery of Saint John
Standing opposite the cathedral, the magnificent circular and
domed Battisterois Italy's largest baptistery and is notable not
only for its beautiful Romanesque façade but also as the place in
which the astronomer and physicist Galileo was baptised.
National Museum of San Matteo
Pisa's National Museum is housed in a former Benedictine
monastery and is dedicated to the protection of Italian artworks
from twelfth to the eighteenth centuries which were originally
displayed in the city's churches. Exhibits include fine sculptures
and paintings from artists including Pisano, Fra Angelico and
Orto botanico di Pisa
Now in its third location since its establishment in 1544,
Pisa's Botanical Garden was the first in Europe and remains an
oasis of natural beauty within the city. The garden is divided into
themed sections including succulents, coastal plants, tropical
plants, hydrangeas and aquatic plants, and features one of the
oldest iron-constructed hothouses in Italy.