Pisa, a Glorious City

Pisa, a city with a glorious past.
A brief journey through History and Beauty. 
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Situated along the course of the Arno River, Pisa stands out as a city steeped in history with a glorious past as a significant maritime republic over the centuries. The approach from Florence reveals the ancient grandeur of this city, still alive in the hearts and minds of its inhabitants.
University of PisaAmong the numerous attractions, the University of Pisa stands out, one of Europe's most prestigious academic institutions, located in Piazza dei Cavalieri. This center of learning has played a significant role in the cultural and scientific development of the country over the years. Nearby, stands the Clock Palace (photo 1), whose prisons are the setting for the tragic story of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, who, to survive, finds himself consuming the flesh of his own children, a tale immortalized by Dante in his 23rd canto of the Inferno: "[…] He raised his mouth from that savage feast, wiping it on the hair of the head he had laid waste behind […]". This legendary narrative has left an indelible mark on Pisa's history.
The enchanting Piazza dei Miracoli (photo 2), a genuine open-air museum, captures the attention of visitors with its magical atmosphere. The renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the world's most iconic Italian monuments, dominates the area, creating a unique and evocative atmosphere. However, there is an unusual interpretation of this square. According to sociologist Silvano Bulgari, the Cathedral Square serves as an extraordinary cosmic calendar, where the Baptistery symbolizes birth, the Cathedral life, and the Tower the human desire for elevation. The Old Cemetery (Photo 3) represents decline, thus completing a fascinating narrative of this splendid square.
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Clock Palace in Pisa
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Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa
Photo 2
Old Cemetery in Pisa
Photo 3
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A Mule is celebrated in the Palazzo Pitti
A Mule is celebrated in the Palazzo Pitti

The marble decoration is situated on the left part of the courtyard.

Pisa, a Glorious City
Pisa, a Glorious City

Located along the Arno River, Pisa boasts a rich history and a glorious past as a maritime republic.

The terrestrial and celestial Gods
The terrestrial and celestial Gods

The wonderful decorations on the ceilings were commissioned by Cosimo I to Giorgio Vasari

Santa Reparata and its precious remains
Santa Reparata and its precious remains

Santa reparata was destroyed only at the end of the XIV century when works for the edification of the new one were going on.