R&D Management conference 2015 - Pisa

About Pisa

The city of Pisa plays host to treasures of priceless value, making it one of Italy's most important cities of art. The Piazza dei Miracoli, with its world-famous Leaning Tower, is the hub of the prized artistic and architectural offerings.

The marble whiteness of the monuments treats visitors to a unique sight, seemingly rising from the grassy carpet of the piazza. The harmony of the arcades lends the imposing Leaning Tower a lightness that is repeated in the Cathedral and the further along Baptistery, in a striking and rare show of stylistic and visual continuum.

To round off the artistic delights of the square are the Museum of Sinopie, housing the preliminary drawings of the frescoes of the Monumental Cemetery (Camposanto) and the Museum of the Cathedral (Museo dell’Opera) with its vast collection of sculptures, paintings and ancient relics.

Pisa's Ancient Maritime Republic has a great deal to offer besides the renowned Tower and is well worth a few days' stay, just enough time to take in all of its gems. The city grew and developed in and around the inlets of the Arno, which lend the view of the Lungarni and the majestic grand ducal buildings, Romanesque and Gothic style churches and the overlooking Medieval and Renaissance fortifications. The allure of the Lungarni has featured in works by such authors as Byron, Shelley, Montesquieu, Leopardi, Carducci, D’Annunzio and Foscolo.

 

Useful links

 Tourism website of the Municipality of Pisa
 Tourist map
 The Battle on the Bridge by courtesy of "Associazione Amici del Gioco del Ponte"