A trip to Tuscany is considered one of the most pleasing things for the eyes and the soul, and therefore it is one of the regions most loved by vacationers from all over the world, and if you have already visited the main cities such as Rome and Milan, then Tuscany must be the next destination you visit.
In Tuscany, there are many great places to visit, where among the most recommended places is the city of Pisa which has become famous thanks to the many historical sites located within its walls. These made it one of the most famous cities in the world and even those who are not considered a great experts in geography have heard of it.
Among the most famous buildings in the city, you can find the Pisa Cathedral, whose bell tower, aka the famous “Tower of Pisa”, is considered the most popular tourist site in the city and among the most famous and busiest tourist sites in Italy and even in the whole world. Next to the cathedral and the building is also one of the most famous squares in the city – the cathedral square “Piazza del Duomo”.
The Pisa Cathedral is a spectacularly beautiful cathedral whose construction began at the beginning of the 11th century AD and it includes special design elements, especially those drawn from the Romanesque style. This cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Pisa and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Another interesting thing to know about the building is the choice of its location, outside the ancient walls of the city. This location is intended to show that Pisa is not afraid of attacks and provocations.
Over the years, a number of extensive renovation works have been carried out, including the restoration of parts that the years have not been kind to and the addition of new areas. As a result, the church that stands today is different from the one that was originally planned and it too, like its bell tower, is sunk into the ground and suffers from a certain instability.
The bell tower of the cathedral, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is not only the most prominent tower in the city but is one of the most important heritage and historical sites in the world, partly due to its tilt, as if threatening to fall on those looking at it from below. The building itself dates to the beginning of the 12th century AD and during its construction, many efforts were made to stabilize and level it, without success. According to speculations, by the beginning of the 24th century, the tower will collapse.
Cathedral Square is a lively urban square that is among the most central tourist centers in the city and also a meeting point from which guided tours depart and other tours stop there. The spectacular square is located right in the heart of the city, it is surrounded by a wall and is a historical focal point from the Middle Ages. Nearby are other important buildings such as the Baptistery and the Campo Santo Monumental.