Not only when we talk about Italy, the city of Pisa, which has one of the world’s landmarks, is one of the most recognized cities in the world with the Leaning Tower of Pisa. What makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa famous is its oblique view, which, as everyone knows, is no different than a birthday cake.
Speaking of oblique views, I attribute Italy’s frequent tourist appeal to this. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is on the verge of being demolished. It must be seen before it is destroyed. Indeed, Venice. It will be submerged, it’s a must see before you stay! Then the twin towers in Bologna collapse, they too are leaning. They even shaved one because it would be destroyed in half. You have to see it too. No one asks why you don’t make it solid. Let’s see Pisa, let’s do a kick and head pose. If not, let’s put an ice cream cone on it and pose for eating ice cream. Yes, these are clichés. However, some things are not relative. Then let’s start.
Sir, the place called Pisa is located in the Tuscany region of Italy. To the west of this region, you face the Tyrrhenian Sea, while to the east is the land of San Marino and the Adriatic Sea. To reach Pisa, there is the city’s airport near the city. In the summer months there are direct flights from our country to Pisa Galileo Airport. However, from the date of writing this article, I saw the connecting flights from THY to Pisa via Rome. We don’t think you came to Italy just to see Pisa. If you come to Pisa, Cinque Terre, with 5 beautiful villages, or Florence, where you can find the traces of the Renaissance, Venice and Rome should be in your plan, even if they are a bit far from here. So don’t waste your ticket.
The most convenient option to reach the city from Pisa Galileo Airport is to reach the main train station. For this you can use the S2 coded PisaMover, which moves every 10 minutes. In fact, the airport is so close to the train station that Google calculates that it can be reached on foot in 20 minutes. If you were to come here by train, what would you do? We came with the tickets we bought from Florence S.Novella Station. Most of the tickets you buy to get here by train are via Florence. (Except Genoa – there is direct transport from here.) Frankly, we think your time in Pisa will be limited. Only half a day is enough to see Pisa. If you are going to visit the cities/regions mentioned above, you can stay somewhere near the train station.
As soon as you step out of Pisa train station, set foot in the city. As we mentioned above, the airport and train station are very close to the city center. If you have a backpack and suitcase, you can leave them here in the locked lockers. If you take the train station behind you and walk, you will come to a nice square. Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. There is a mural of the same name on Keith Haring St on the left side of the square. The work, which is predominantly pink and green, hangs on the wall of the church of Sant’Antonio Abate. We recommend viewing the mural from the early 1990s. (already on the way). This and similar works by the artist have attracted so much attention that they have inspired many brands.
From here we find our way on the street called Corso Italia. This street is always a lively shopping street. There are many shops such as Zara HM, as well as cafes and restaurants. On the street where Corso Italia becomes Via di Banchi, you will see Logge Dei Banchi on your left before entering Gambacort Square. The building was built in 1603 by Fernando Medici of the Medici family. When you head towards the river Arno, you will see a small square and Palazzo Gambacorti, the construction of which dates back to the 14th century. It becomes especially impressive when the bell tower is lit up at night. If you do not cross the bridge and turn left, you will see Santa Maria della Spina, one of the landmarks of Pisa. On your left on the road, a blue building called Palazzo Blu will welcome you. The first information about the foundations of this building dates back to the 12th century. The blue building, the last residence of the Gualandi family, was bought by the Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa Foundation and turned into an art museum.
Santa Maria della Spina is mounted as a prefabricated building on the banks of the river Arno. The rectangular building is decorated on all four sides with statues of patron saints and iconic saints. The building, whose construction began in 1230, was rebuilt in the 15th century, it was renovated many times due to its location on the river, and heavy sculptures were replaced by replicas. We suggest you say it’s on its way and take a look. You can use the Ponte Selferiono to cross from here. When you continue to Ponte Di Mezzo across the road, you will see the National Museum Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale on the left. There are many things inside, from antique cars to paintings and a porcelain collection. When you reach Ponte Mezzo, you will see a beautiful view of the city. Piazza Garibaldi (Garibaldi Square) is right at the beginning of the bridge. Garibaldi is a patriot, writer and general who played a role in the creation of the Italian state. This 18th century person is one of Italy’s leading values. We enter Borgo Street from the right side of Garibaldi Square. Don’t be fooled by what we call the street. These streets are like an ordinary street. The good part is that it is closed to traffic. You can walk comfortably. Along this street, cafes, colorful shops and restaurants are located below the glittering streets. Our next stop is to walk through these streets to the Ridderplein. Let’s give a tip here. We would like to invite you to explore the ancient small narrow streets that open to the right and left along this street. Because at the end of the streets you see beautiful squares, houses, towers and palazzos, which are mansions in our country. When you reach the Ridderplein, you will see it with a beautiful square. There are 2 beautiful buildings on this square. Palazzo della Carovana and Palazzo dell’Orologio (bell tower).
These two buildings are public buildings of the University of Pisa. The clock tower was home to the Knights of St Stephen, who gave the square its name. Actually there were 2 buildings here, then they were connected by an arch. Palazzo della Carovana was built in the 15th century by Giorgio Vasari. Passing under the bell tower, you can continue to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Yes, you are finally where you want to be. Miracoli Square (Square of Miracles) is home to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the main landmarks of Pisa and Italy. This square, together with the baptistery and the cathedral, is under the protection of Unesco. The square’s most notable structure is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which was built as the bell tower of Pisa Cathedral. Known as the Leaning Tower, the building has remained sloped since its construction due to the ground it stands on. Saying that it was destroyed, they managed to repair it at some point as a result of long efforts. The 56-foot-tall building tries to lean at an angle of about 5 degrees. It is possible to climb the tower, which was built in 1173. To be honest, we thought this building looked better from the outside than it did from the inside. Moreover, it would not be a good experience to climb 300 steps and pay 18 euros.
Honestly, I compared this clock tower to a birthday cake. Another might compare it to an ice cream cone. Hundreds of people visit Pisa every day and take different forms to repair the tower. I tried to walk away. You are standing crooked or stepping. It’s up to you, it’s up to you to have fun. The other building in Duomo Square is the Baptistry attached to the Cathedral. The structures here are already part of the cathedral. The defect in the floor also affected the baptistery. You can clearly see this. The room tries to lean. Source: Brandlifemag – Cengiz Selcuk