Pisa: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Piazza dei Miracoli

When talking about Pisa, the most famous image of the city is without any doubt the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles): this unique architectonical complex is dominated by four great religious edifices: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo (Cathedral), the Baptistry and the Campo Santo (Monumental Cemetery).

The square, surrounded by a beautiful green lawn is a well-known meeting point for tourists and students allowing themselves some relaxing moments inside this historical frame of rare beauty.

A few meters away is the second main square of the city: the Piazza dei Cavalieri, also called Piazza delle sette Vie (Square of the seven streets). The square houses the Muda Tower, the Palazzo della Carovana, the Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri. Pisa is a strikingly beautiful city where every corner is full of monuments referring to different historical periods.

The little streets running along the Arno River, besides being a local meeting place for the younger generations, are home to important buildings, bridges, towers and churches. Every 16th of June, on the eve of the feast day of Pisa’s patron Saint, the celebrations start with the Luminara of San Ranieri: the riversides are illuminated by candles and the architectural details of the buildings are recreated with white wooden frames on which candles are then attached and lit after sunset, creating a striking play of light and colour.