Pisa’s medieval wall was built between 1100-1200 , it is tall 11mt, and in the past it is circumsbribed the whole city.Unfortunately the south side of the wall was destroied during the second world war amd now there are only 3km in the north side. It starts in Piazza dei Miracoli and finish in Piazza del Rosso. The Wall have 4 up and down and walking on the top gives another point of view of the city and can discover a corner of Pisa you cannot see from the ground.
Pisa’s medieval wall is open everyday, accept if there is prohibitive weather conditions.
Finally, almost 20years of its discovery, it is poned the Museum of Roman’s Ships! The wonderful location is at Arsenali Medicei, into the area of old harbour of Pisa, where you can see the beautiful roman’s ships, there were discovered on 1998 during workers closed to San Rossore train station.
The boats kept commercial life and life on board articraft. The shipyard brought to the light 30 Roman ships with their extraordinary discoveries regarding the methods of conservation of the time and archaeological narration of roman maritime trade.
The Museum is divided in 8 sections:the city between 2 rivers,land and water,the fury of roman navilia,ships, trade, navigation and life on board.
This Museum is open on friday, satuerday and sunday.
Grazie alla collaborazione con “Smile &Ride” i nostri clienti potranno noleggiare biciclette sia da città che da montagna per esplorare le bellezze di pisa e dintorni.
Vi invito a visitare il sito www.smileandride.com e a vedere i vari itinerari da loro ideati per poter scoprire tantissime cose sul territorio , dai monumenti storici presenti in città alle bellezze naturaliste del territorio limitrofo. Inoltre è possibile scaricare direttamente la App con cui potete prenotare il vostro noleggio biciclette e organizzare la vostra visita.
Il Parco Naturale dell Cinque Terre è una porzione di territorio monutoso e a picco sul mare tra la Liguria e la Toscana. I cinque borghi da cui prende il nome il parco sono: Rio Maggiore, Manarola, Corniglia , Vernazza e Monterosso. La conformità del territorio ha reso celebre le Cinque terre non solo per la bellezza dei paesi che la compongono e lo splendido mare che bagna la costa,ma ha anche attirato nel tempo numerosi escursionisti dediti al trekking in quanto vi è una rete capillare di sentieri che storicamente collegavano sia i borghi che il capoluogo di provincia, La Spezia. Da qui partono tutti i tour e i mezzi di trasporto per visitare le Cinque Terre, che si possono raggiungere con il treno,con il bus e con il battello.
Dalla stazione di Pisa Centrale partono treni ogni ora per La spezia ed è quindi possibile visitare il Parco Naturale in giornata.
Historians and geologists believe that the Monti Pisani group is one of the most ancient mountain formations in Italy. Part of the mountains is made up of limestone rocks, a fact that has allowed the formation of cavities which in many cases have become more or less extensive caves. It should be noted that for geological science there is a rock, called Verrucana which took its name from Mount Verruca which is found in the M. Pisani (at the top of which stands the ruins of an ancient castle) and which characterizes it for its presence . Over time many populations have settled in this area and, at the dawn of Christian worship, the area was identified as an ideal place for retreat and prayer. This gave way to the construction of several churches, oratories, parish churches, allowing the development of the main town of Calci, docs the bellsima Certosa was built, which can still be visited. The hydrogeological conformation has allowed the formation of various springs ranging from San Giuliano Terme to Uliveto Terme, allowing the development of these countries made famous for their thermal baths. From one of these springs (that of Asciano) starts the splendid Medici aqueduct, begun at the behest of Cosimo I de ‘Medici and finished by his son Ferdinando at the end of the 1500s and which still arrives in the city of Pisa. Thanks to the countless paths and mule tracks it is possible to make many excursions in the Pisan Mountains: on foot, by bicycle and on horseback, which leave from the most important towns such as Vecchiano, San Giuliano Terme, Asciano, Calci and Uliveto Terme.
Going out from Hotel Moderno you will go on the right and following the roads to Stazione Leopolda. It is one of the first train stations were built in Italy, infact it was built in 1844 for its supporter Granduke Leopoldo of Tuscany. In front of it there is Fortezza Nuovo or Giardino Scotto, it was an old castle to defence Pisa from attack and it born in 1406 by Medici’s Family and it was suffered a restauration for military reasons.
Gabriele D’annunzio called this square “Piazza dei Miracoli” because the composition with the with Cathedral between the Leaning Tower and Baptistery gave a wonderful show.
After Piazza dei Miracoli, this square is the most beautiful and famous square in Pisa. In the antique age it was the centre of the Pisan power and on XVI century, the Power’s heart of Pisa Republic Marine.
The Famous Leaning Tower was built in 1173 and it has a big mistery around it for the reasons of its stability also because we don’t know who was the architect, if Bonanno or Diotisalvi.
It is a beautiful symbol of Gotich art, the Tower is leaning because the earth under it gave way when the building had arrived at first floor. For this reason the work was stopped, and on 1275 it was started again with Giovanni di Simone and get end on second part of XIV century with Tommaso Pisano.
The Seal of San Rossore is a part of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli Regional Park, it is one of most important area in Tuscany and Italy.
In the past the coast was to the east side but, after a lot of years with the sea currents and instability of the rivers, born large sand embankments who blocked the water and created the lagoons.