Pisa is an ancient city, first Greek, then Etruscan and Roman; a great Maritime Republic and finally part of the Medici Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
Pisa developed its own architectural style by blending classical and oriental forms. Magnificent Italian Gothic sculpture was also born at Pisa with Nicola Pisano's school which produced Giovanni Pisano, Arnolfo da Cambia, and Andrea and Nino Pisano.
From the early 11th to the late 14th centuries Pisa was one of the most significant and most active Italian centers of art. Proof of this is the remarkable group of buildings constituted by the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Leaning Tower, and the adjacent Cemetery which, in their perfect isolation, form one of the most solemn and enchanting corners in all of Italy.
This is a guide to Pisa, for one day visit to the Piazza dei Miracoli and its famous Leaning Tower.