The Pisa's tower
The bell tower of Santa Maria, also known as "Torre di Pisa" is unique in the world for its inclination: it’s in Piazza del Duomo, also called "Piazza dei Miracoli".
The 56-foot tall tower is the most famous Tuscan monument in the world, and its inclination was caused by the friable ground that partially collapsed during construction, lasted for about two centuries.
In fact, his works began in 1173 but were blocked due to the collapse of the underlying soil and only started a century later, after attempting to correct the slope.
Although it is the most famous, the bell tower of Santa Maria Assunta is not the only hanging tower in Pisa: there is also the bell tower of San Michele degli Scalzi.
The Duomo of Pisa
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is in the center of Piazza dei Miracoli, next to the famous leaning tower.
Its construction began in 1063 in an area outside the medieval wall, to symbolize the power of Pisa that didn’t need protection. Its current appearance is the result of many restoration campaigns in different historical periods.
Many artworks can be found here, including the famous parchment of Giovanni Pisano, carved by the artist between 1301 and 1310.
Baptistery of St. John
The Baptistery of St. John is one of the monuments in the "Piazza dei Miracoli" and is the largest baptistery in Italy (107 meters of circumference and almost 55 meters high).
The construction started in 1153 to replace a smaller building, and it hosts some artworks too even though it has a simple design without decorations.
Inside the Baptistery of St. John we find the Pulpit of the Baptistery of Pisa with its hexagonal structure: a masterpiece by Nicola Pisano made in 1260.