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Piazza Dei Miracoli
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Piazza Dei Miracoli aka Field of Miracles
Piazza Dei Miracoli (which means 'field of miracles' or 'field of dreams') is home to the leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo, and the Baptistery. The square, and its surrounding areas, were the sites of of pre-Roman settlements.
The Piazza Dei Miracoli sits in reference to the leaning Tower of Pisa , the Baptistery, the Duomo, and the Camposanto. In 1987, the Piazza Dei Miracoli was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site . Home to some of the biggest medieval art centers in the world, Piazza Dei Miracoli (and the Piazza) is a world renown cultural center.
Renown worldwide for its deep cultural heritage and stunning architecture, the Piazza Dei Miracoli (and the famous buildings which reside on top of it) is a stunning sight. All around you are stunning pieces of global history- true testaments to the genius and capabilities of man, even if they are a little bit misaligned (pardon the pun). Craftsman from all over Italy have spent years try to emulate the magnificent sculptures and carvings that are proudly on display here.
The Camposanto, which was unfortunately damaged during strafing fire in World War Two, shines across the Piazza, generously embracing the picturesque scene and lending some of its warmth. Though technically a cemetery, the Camposanto is still quite beautiful, and the architecture is nothing short of breath taking.
Along the lines of beautifully appointed buildings and centuries of history, you will find modern museums, tourist destinations, and souvenir shops. Don't forget to let your attention wander to other sites, as even though the Duomo and the leaning tower of Pisa are the most popular, there's still a lot to see and do on the field of miracles.
What it Means to be a Tourist
Sometimes it can be easy to forget that you are visiting another place in the world. The air is fresh, the sun is warm and forgiving, and the grass is just as green. However, you are visiting some of the most history and significant places in the world.
While you are visiting the Piazza Dei Miracoli, don't forget to take a few moments to step away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds and revel in your situation. Enjoy every moment of the clean air, beautiful surroundings, and deep Italian culture. Not many people will be as fortunate as you to see structures such as the ones which reside before you, so make it an experience that you won't soon forget!
Every two weeks there are bazaars in Pisa where you can buy goods, similar to a flea market. Instead of the usual gift shop fair, why not have a peak at one of these bazaars if you happen to be in Pisa at the time of a Bazaar?
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