Piazza dei Miracoli
Piazza dei Miracoli Pisa (Square of Miracles) is one of the most famous places in all of Pisa. The name of this placed was given by Gabriele d’Annunzio, a famous Italian writer, who mentioned it in his novel. Located to the north of central Pisa, the place holds some of the main buildings which make Pisa such a great place for tourists. If you want a taste of art and architecture from the medieval times, then this is the place you should visit.
It is a scared area, which consists of four religious buildings, namely; Duomo (cathedral), the Baptistery, Campanile (which is the free standing bell tower of the cathedral, commonly known as the Leaning Tower Of Pisa), and Campo Santo (monumental graveyard). Other buildings are also situated here, one of which is quite intriguing, known as the Museum of Opera del Duomo (The Cathedral Square Museum).
The square became a world heritage site in 1987, as declared by UNESCO. The place is a beautiful work of architecture surrounded by patches of green lawn. The white marbles, with which the buildings have been constructed, look perfect in this natural setting, with their charm resonating in the whole area.
Every tourist who comes here, even if just for a couple of hours, can’t help but become mesmerized by the beauty of these buildings which seem to fit in seamlessly with the natural surroundings. You can’t help but admire the intricate delicacy with which each building has been constructed. The design and blend of styles will take you back in the medieval times, when these beautiful works of art were created. The harmony of colors, aura of the ancient walls and religious architecture, held by these buildings is of monumental significance.
The cathedral is the oldest buildings in the square and is a dedication to the Assumption of the Holy Mary. The leaning tower of Pisa along with the cathedral is located at the far end of the field. The famous wonder of the world, Leaning Tower of Pisa, is one of the busiest places, even today.
The logge is a very special place within the building, from where the surrounding area can be viewed. You can stand and see what is happening below or around the tower, with ease and comfort. Climbing the leaning tower of Pisa needs to be booked in advance; otherwise you won’t get a chance to see it. The contrast of the white marble with the green grass is in harmony with one another, so much so, that the place seems to reverberate with beauty.
The square has its own rich history with the oldest city walls, located right beside it. These walls along with their gate – named Porta Nuova (New Door) – often go unnoticed due to their surroundings. Constructed in the year 1155, the walls have stayed the same ever since they were built. Recently, steps have been taken to preserve them.
Spring is the best time to visit this field, with its lush grass and huge number of people coming to see it, from all over the world. At night, taking a stroll around the square lets you experience a scenic view, with purple lights highlighting the buildings.
Experience the magnificence of this picturesque field as the sun sets, with the last rays of the sun illuminating the buildings to expose their glamour. The spectacular sight presented during the evening is truly majestic in nature. So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Pisa and visit this miraculous square; the most popular attraction of Pisa.