Piazza dei Miracoli

The Piazza dei Miracoli, formally known as Piazza del Duomo , is a wide walled area located in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy, recognized as an important center of European medieval art and one of the finest architectural complexes in the world.


Piazza dei Miracoli – one of the most remarkable areas in Italy. We see the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Camposanto cemetery, beautiful green lawns and all the museums. Considered a sacred area by the Catholic Church, the square is dominated by four great sacred edifices: the Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Baptistry, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Camposanto Monumentale . Partly paved and partly grassed, the Piazza dei Miracoli is also the site of the Ospedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito (New Hospital of the Holy Spirit), which houses the Sinopias Museum , and the Cathedral Museum.


Not the first time I come to Pisa, and always go to the “Square of Miracles”. The last time used to take his son with him, I think that this is one of the main attractions of Italy, where it is necessary to visit. This year on the lawns area cordoned off from visitors, and rightly so. Previously, they were trampled and did not look as beautiful as it is now.The name Piazza dei Miracoli was created by the Italian writer and poet Gabriele d’Annunzio who, in his novel Forse che sì forse che no , described the square as the “prato dei Miracoli” or the “meadow of miracles”. The square is sometimes called the Campo dei Miracoli . In 1987 the whole square was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


But practically the only interesting. The whole ensemble here, and the Duomo and Tower. Be sure to go inside the Cathedral of Pisa. Around gazonchiki green, but for which any of tourists pass yes. More experience spoil heap clowns with bad taste, trying sfotkatsya allegedly supporting tower.


Its Construction began in 1064 by the architect Busketo, and set the model for the distinctive Pisan Romanesque style of architecture. The mosaics of the interior, as well as the pointed arches, show a strong Byzantine influence. The whole area looks very nice and tidy, on green grass background Cathedral, Baptistery and Tower all-white building, memorable, much prettier than you expect!

The façade, of grey marble and white stone set with discs of coloured marble, was built by a master named Rainaldo, as indicated by an inscription above the middle door: Rainaldus prudens operator. When traveling there, were convinced that there is not much to do. A couple of photos – and all. But it turned out quite the contrary. Stuck there for half a day. Duomo Tower and Piazza itself loved. Had a great time. In general I advise everyone!

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