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21 August 2011

Pisa - Tuscany

Since returning from holiday in Lerici, a must is the nearby Tuscan city of Pisa. In this post, some photos of the tower of Pisa, the Baptistery and the Cathedral, Enjoy.
The visit is made even more enjoyable by the fact that the square is a pedestrian zone, so you can admire its beauty in peace. The square is also characterized by a portion of lawn that helps to give a magic atmosphere. The walls that surround the square were built to protect the religious center of the city. Construction was begun in 1155 under the consulate of coconut and Griffi ended after about two centuries.

On holiday in Pisa, a must for all tourists is undoubtedly the famous Piazza dei Miracoli. Baptistery Piazza del Duomo (known as the Square of Miracles) comprises an area not far wide of the impressive architectural monuments that make it famous throughout the world: the Duomo, the Baptistery, the Leaning Tower(La Torre Pendente)

The Cathedral of Pisa

The Cathedral is the medieval cathedral of Pisa, whose construction was begun in 1063 - 1064 and consecrated in 1118 by architect Buscheto by Pope Gelasius II.La facade is gray and white marble decorations and presents with inserts of colored marble, while the main door is made of bronze massiccio.L 'interior is made ​​of white marble and black and has a seventeenth-century gilded coffered ceiling, gilded wood and dipinto.All' interior houses a cycle of paintings and sculptures in marble and bronze.

The Baptistery

The Baptistery, designed by Diotisalvi in 1152, was completed in the next century by Nicola Pisano. It has a circular shape, decorated with blind arches, gables pierced, sculptures and bifore.Le four-door, placed at the cardinal points, giving special help to this establishment. Note the east-facing door to the presence of Byzantine stylistic elements of nature. Inside contains important works such as the baptismal font (1246) by Guido Bigarelli, the statue of St. John the Baptist (1926), and the work of Italo Griselli Pergamon (1260) by Nicola Pisano

La Torre di Pisa
The Leaning Tower, symbol of the city, was conceived as a bell tower of the Cathedral and it is certainly one of the most famous Italian monuments in the world, characterized by the unmistakable elegance of its architecture as well as for its particular slope.Construction work began in 1174 as a bell attached to the Duomo and the Baptistery, two magnificent building started in 1064 and in 1152 respectively.

After a few years of planning, we are seeing subsidence of the soil, causing the inclination of the tower on the side opposite to the current and the inevitable disruption of the work to about half of the third floor. Because of land subsidence, which caused a severe slope of the structure, the Leaning Tower became famous throughout the world.

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  1. i nice thing to make, if it happens You go to Pisa twice or more times, it is to mage a video or to snap photos, regarding tourists in Piazza di Miracoli posing in the way to be seeming as keeping the tower with the hands.
    It will be a very funny collection of photos, be sure! :)))
    All good wishes!

  2. Hi Pilland Thanks for the comment, you are always welcome. If you happen to go to Pisa, will be very funny pictures that will start in that area, there are many interesting things to see and spend some time in serenity, in the shadow of the leaning tower.

  3. Beautiful photos! I wanna visit there, too.. in my dreams :). Adgitizing..

  4. Hi Michelle, welcome and thank so much for your comment ;)

  5. Isn't it amazing what beauty was created without electrical equipment like saws or cranes and rigging to reach heights - BTW there was an article in the New York Times the other day about Ligurian wine making...I thought of you.

  6. Hi Grace, thanks for the comment. is spectacular, as you say, that man with his bare hands have built these huge structures without electricity. With regard to the wines of Liguria, just smell them and you'll see the perfumes and fragrances of this beautiful region.

  7. Great photos!


  8. Hi Joyce, Welcome and thank you for comment.

    "Catch My Words" is nice ;)


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