Why Spend a Day at Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa?
The town of Pisa has so much in store for its visitors and this is why many of those who decide to go on holidays in Tuscany choose to spend a little time here. In general, those who want to get the most out of their Tuscan tours (whether self-guided or with a team of experts) will want to set aside at least a few hours to explore this area in particular. From learning more about the Tuscan lifestyle, to seeing world famous landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and everything in between; there are several reasons why this spot should be on your itinerary.
You may find that Piazza dei Miracoli is the perfect place to go for a little Tuscan adventure, since this part of Pisa has plenty to offer. Its name even means “the Square of Miracles”, so you can rest assured that it’s going to add something spectacular to your journey.
The heart of Pisa
There’s a lot to love about this town as a whole, but the variety of landmarks and activities within this square make it an excellent place to visit.
One of the main features is of course the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This is easily the main draw of the square (and the whole town), and it’s certainly worth seeing in person if you get the chance to visit Piazza dei Miracoli during your exciting tours around Tuscany. There’s so much more than the bell tower too, which makes Pisa an excellent destination to visit and explore regardless of what kind of Italian getaways you’re planning to enjoy.
What else does Piazza dei Miracoli have to offer?
There are 3 key religious sites to check out – the Baptistery, the Camposanto and the most well known of the group; the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Each of these have been here since the Etruscan era, and they all represent a different stage of human life. The Baptistery is birth, the Cathedral is life and the Camposanto is death.
There are other sites that you may want to check out too, like the New Hospital of Holy Spirit (Ospedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito), a care facility built in 1257 by Giovannu di Simone. The Opera Palace (Palazzo dell’Opera) is another great hotspot, simply because of the rich history and beautiful vistas that are attached to it.
While offering so much interest and culture, there is also plenty more for tourists to enjoy during their travels. You might find that you could easily spend hours here just admiring the beautiful architecture of the town as you wander through the streets, or going to fantastic eateries; even the well-kept walled lawns are great for relaxing and having a picnic.
To sum it all up, some areas make for the best Tuscan day trips and Pisa is one of them, with this square in particular being an amazing destination to explore during Italy tours.
There’s so much more in store for you in the rest of the region, which is why it might be worth finding a good tour company to take you around this beautiful part of Italy and introduce you to some of the many highlights. If you want the best tours in Tuscany, you’ve come to the right place.
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