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A Day in Pisa

Torre-di-Pisa1The city of Pisa is mostly famous because of its Leaning Tower, but they are other things to see in this antic Maritime Republic. In the following lines we propose you a tour to visit in one day the longtime rival of Florence.

Few people know that the famous Tower, which construction began in 1173, was aimed to be the campanile (a freestanding bell tower) of the adjacent Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta. It began to tilt while it wasn’t even finished because of the sandy soil making its base unstable. These edifices situated on the Piazza del Duomo (renamed Piazza dei Miracoli by the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio) together with the Baptistery and the Camposanto (a 1278-cemetery) are unfortunately among the last medieval monuments of Pisa. Indeed, the city suffered a lot from the Allied and German bombings at the end of World War Two.

The Italian Version of About Pisa is Finally Online

Now “About Pisa”, the useful online guide to Pisa, has also an Italian version.

This Pisa tourist guide was already available in English, German and Spanish language and, from today, also Italian users will have the chance to read all the information and tips concerning this city.

As a matter of fact, the website allows finding out many interesting news and information about this city, such as about its world-renowned monument and universal symbol, the Pending Tower, or the less famous palaces and historical buildings, its beautiful churches and old squares rich in history and culture, and much more.

In addition, users will also find the best museums to visit, the “Lungarni” and the bridges on Arno river, and many suggestions about the best guided tours for visiting Pisa in every corner. As you know, there’s so much to see in this Tuscan city, but with the help of such guided tours you will have the chance to marvel at the most important monuments in Pisa, even if you won’t have much time at your disposal. On “About Pis”, you’ll find all the information for booking your walking tours, bike tours or segway tours in Pisa! It will be a new and exciting experience!

Furthermore, a little section of the website is dedicated to

Book and Ancient Press Festival in Pisa, 2012

On November 10th – 11th the Ancient Book Festival is back in the city of the most famous leaning tower! (in Piazza Martiri della Libertà).

Since 1989, this event is a must for all collectors, who will find here  rare incunabulums, first editions, and a rich sector of cartography and “vedute”, to suit everyone’s tastes and pockets.

This year the festival can count 40 exhibitors, with a wide range of Italian antiquary libraries.

Pisa: La Luminara and The Regatta of Saint Ranieri

Every year, on 16th June, the Luminara of Saint Ranieri is renewed along the river Arno in Pisa, when the sun goes down.

According to an old tradition, the city of Pisa celebrates with this unique illumination in wax the feast of its Saint patron, St. Ranieri, on 17th June.

The illumination runs along the streets near the river Arno with about 70,000 wax candles that for each edition are set in glasses

Expo Pisa 2012, the trade fair of Tuscan handmade products

From 23rd March to 1st April 2012, the 24th edition of Expo Pisa will be held in the city of Pisa, Tuscany.

This important fair in Pisa every year wants to show the best of Tuscan handmade and manufacturing products, and thousands visitors come from every corner of Italy.

Promoted by Confesercenti Pisa and sponsored by Regione Toscana, Provincia di Pisa, Comune di Pisa and Camera di Commercio, the fair will take place at the exhibition center