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Field of Miracles and the Cathedral
Foto Pisa: Field of Miracles and the Cathedral
Campo dei Miracoli is one of the most beautiful piazza of Italy. It houses the cathedral, the free standing campanile, the free standing baptistery and the cemetery. The duomo, regarded as a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, is made of marble and stone, decorated with four orders of round arch loggias. Epigraphs engraved into stone describes the story of the basilica.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Foto Pisa: Leaning Tower of Pisa
It is the town symbol. It was built in 1173 as the free standing bell tower of the Pisa Cathedral and although intended to stand vertically, the soft grounds caused the tower to lean few years later its erection. It is entirely decorated with round arches loggias in Pisa Romanesque style with the exception of the ground floor ornated with blind arches. Many engineers have worked to prevent the tower to sink further into the soil and the situation seems to be under control, now. Tourist are allowed to enter the tower again, after a period no-admission policy.
City Walls
Foto Pisa: City Walls
To this day, only little portions of the city walls remain. They constituted a complex system of fortification including towers and gates. Today the path running along the walls houses the main city market.
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