The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous Italian monuments in the world. Together with the cathedral and the baptistery it is part of an architectural ensemble that the poet D’Annunzio called “Miracles”, hence the diction of Piazza dei Miracoli (literally “Square of Miracles”) for the place that hosts them. 

 

 

This place’s fame is certainly due to the Tower’s nearly four-degree lean, which is the result of a subsidence in its foundation; however, its fame is also a result of its magnificent architecture: its arches and small loggias on the outside, and the 294 spiral steps in the inside make the Tower a remarkable piece of art which is known for its architectural grace and harmonious design. Furthermore, the steps lead to the top of a belfry which has a spectacular view 56 metres above the ground.

However, this tourist destination in the centre of Tuscany is not the only thing which Pisa has to offer. Pisa is in fact an open-air museum but also a lively, modern and buzzing city. The greatness of the ancient maritime republic of Pisa is reflected in its bridges, palaces and in the frescoed interiors of its buildings. Some of the city’s attractions include Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Museo della Grafica in the Royal Palace and the Charterhouse.

The medieval centre is full of churches, arcades and clubs. Pisa is also the birthplace of famous painters and it is still an important centre for contemporary art.

 

 

The magnificent Tuttomondo, the mural by Keith Haring, is close to the station while the fountain in Piazza della Stazione is a piece of art by the famous Arnaldo Pomodoro.

 

The Pisan cuisine, like all Tuscan cuisine, combines simple meat and fish recipies, and the Tuscan bread (without salt) is an essential element of the local cuisine.
Another ingredient that characterizes the local cuisine is truffle, which is particularly valuable in this area. Some typical dishes also include:

 bread soup and ‘ribollita’;  truffle Pisan-style rice;  Pisan-style tripe and salted codfish.

The local wines and olive oil also deserve special attention. Among the most famous wines are Bianco Pisano di San Torpè and Bianco Pisano di San Torpè Vin Santo.

From a real estate point of view, Pisa is an extremely important city in the area: housing prices are competitive, and this has also been proven by ISTAT (The Italian National Institute of Statistics) that has collected data from Real Estate Market Observatory.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about real estate opportunities in the region  do not hesitate to contact us at info@italianrealestatelawyers.com. We’ll be more than happy to help!

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