I visited Pisa from 9-10 April in 2013 as a matter of necessity since I needed to use the airport (the closest to Cinque Terre – where I had just come from) to fly back home . . . or wherever I was living at the time; however, I made the most of my time there and thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Piazza del Duomo; what follows are some of the photographs I took while I was in Pisa.
The Arno River in Pisa.
Entrance to the Cittadella Nuova (“New Citadel”), which dates to the 15th-century AD; now it serves as the entrance to Giardino Scotto (“Scotto’s Garden”), a public garden.
More of the old wall from the Cittadella Nuova.
Buildings and trees across the Arno River.
San Michele in Borgo; the church was built in the late 10th- to early 11th-century outside the walls of the city, over an ancient temple dedicated to Mars; its façade dates from the 14th-century AD.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Cathedral at the Piazza del Duomo (also known as the “Piazza dei Miracoli” or “Square of Miracles”).
Another view of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Courtyard of the Archbishop’s Palace in Pisa.
Martyrs of Liberty Square.
Ponte Di Mezzo over the Arno River.
Walking along Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti.
Colorful buildings on the other side of the Arno.
Another view of the Arno River with the Ponte Di Mezzo in view.
The Arno River with Santa Maria della Spina in view – the tiny church, which was erected in the 13th-century AD and supposedly has a thorn from the Crown of Thorns (which is where its name comes from).
Knight’s Square (“Piazza dei Cavalieri”) with the Palazzo della Carovana (on the left) and the Church of the Knights of the Holy and Military Order of St. Stephen (on the right).
Statue of Cosimo I de’ Medici in front of the Palazzo della Carovana.
Bar Duomo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The Pisa Cathedral with the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The Pisa Baptistry, Cathedral,and Tower all in view.
Another view of the Cathedral and Leaning Tower.
San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno (“St. Paul on the Bank of the Arno” – locally, it is known as “Duomo Vecchio”); this church dates back to the 10th-century AD.
Guelph Tower and the Cittadella Vecchia (“Old Citadel”).
Façade of Santa Maria della Spina.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa in the Piazza del Duomo in the morning.
Looking up inside the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
View of Pisa from the Leaning Tower.
Columns on the Leaning Tower.
The top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The Pisa Cathedral and Baptistry, seen from the Leaning Tower.
Looking up at the façade of the Pisa Cathedral.
The interior of the Cathedral.
Another view of the interior of the Cathedral.
The Pisa Baptistry.
Looking up at the dome inside the Baptistry.
Looking down at the baptismal font from the second level inside the Baptistry.
The façade of the Pisa Cathedral (with the top of the Leaning Tower visible behind it), seen from a window on the second level inside the Baptistry.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa seen from the second level of the Museo dell`Opera del Duomo.
The interior courtyard of the Camposanto Monumentale (“Monumental Cemetery”), a cemetery supposedly built around a shipload of sacred soil from Calvary, brought back to Pisa from the Fourth Crusade.
Grave stone on the hallway floor inside the Camposanto Monumentale.
Detail of a fresco on the wall inside the Camposanto Monumentale.
Statue inside the Camposanto Monumentale.
Hallway in the Camposanto Monumentale in the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa.