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Duomo di Pisa, Pisa

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World heritage site · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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Standing tall in Pisa's most famous square, Duomo di Pisa is a medieval cathedral dating to 1064. The church has a distinctive Pisan-Romanesque style with noticeable Byzantine influences. Admire the black-and-white marble interior, and look up at the gilded ceiling and the frescoed dome. The frescoes had to be redone after a fire in 1595 that ruined much of the cathedral's Renaissance artworks. The 14th-century mosaic in the apse survived the fire. Look for the sarcophagus of St. Ranieri, Pisa's patron saint. Put Duomo di Pisa into our Pisa holiday planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pisa.
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  • Lots to see in the Piazza- make sure you have tickets to all sites so you can see everything here in one trip. 
    Lots to see in the Piazza- make sure you have tickets to all sites so you can see everything here in one trip.  more »
  • An amazing piece of architecture and place of worship. Tickets for the cathedral are obtained from the same one as for the Tower but, I believe they are free. To enter the cathedral you MUST have... 
    An amazing piece of architecture and place of worship. Tickets for the cathedral are obtained from the same one as for the Tower but, I believe they are free. To enter the cathedral you MUST have...  more »
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  • Must be seen. The tickets are free but limited for certain hour. It contains really nice pieces of historical artifacts. But remember to read about the history of the place in advance. Especially history about Galileo is interesting. It makes it much more meaningful if you red in advance
  • This is the jewel of Pisa. The leaning bell tower gets the press but the beauty inside the cathedral is stunning. The light is dim inside and a good digital camera, even a good digital pocket camera, will help bring the art into better view without flash. Some of the outside is stone taken from other structures and old inscriptions may be found upside down or off center and off level and not relevant to the cathedral.

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