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Pisa is located in the Tuscany comune of Italy along the Arno river. It is home to over 90,000 residents and is known worldwide for its leaning tower. Pisa, the capital city of the Province of Pisa, contains many historic sites including churches, medieval palaces and bridges. It's origins date back to ancient times when it was a prominent port city on the west coast of Italy. Famous Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer, Galileo Galilei, was born in Pisa in 1564.
Today, over 1 million tourist travel to Pisa each year to see the famous leaning bell tower in Piazza del Duomo. Other popular sites include Santa Maria della Spina, St. Francis, and the University of Pisa.
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Top Historical Places
Cattedrale di Pisa
The Cattedrale di Pisa is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral in Pisa, Italy.
The cathedral is absolutely breathtaking. On the outside, it is decorated with bronze objects, marble of different colors, and mosaic work.
The inside has a wooden ceiling with gold leaf paint. There is also a painting inside the dome which was done in honor of the Virgin in all her glory with the saints. The famous artwork was painted by two artist, Orazio and Girolamo Riminaldi.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous sites in Italy. Each year over 1 million tourists come to Pisa to see the leaning bell tower.
Construction began in 1173 and was completed many years later in 1392. The tower is about 60 meters tall and has 296 steps going up to the top. It was one of the first circular buildings of its time. It weighs 15,000 tons. There are seven bells that ring in the tower which used to be rung for different occasions.