Pisa is in the hearth of Tuscany, land of Culture and hospitality, 10 Km (6 miles) from the sea, close to Florence, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra and many others. Pisa was one of four the Italian maritime republics and much of the city’s architecture was realized during this period (XI-XV century). In Pisa you can go up on the top of the Leaning Tower, you can visit the interiors of the Baptistery, the Cathedral and the Monumental Cemetery in the famous Miracles’ Square, which are excellent examples of the distinctive Pisan Romanesque style of architecture.
Moreover you can walk on top of the Medieval walls, visiting the Palace of the Knights of Saint Stephen, the prison of Count Ugolino, the Gothic Church of Santa Maria della Spina on the banks of the Arno river and, at the end, you can reach in a couple of minutes, Piazzetta Keith Haring, near the Railway Station, were the last public work of the American artist is exposed with its colors fully recovered, after the recent restoration. Throughout the month of June, Pisa hosts a series of celebrations that fill the city with a festive atmosphere, music and explosive colors. That’s why the so called Giugno Pisano is a major event awaited not only by city residents but also by many people from the surroundings that attend every year. In particular, on the night of June 16 Pisa celebrates its patron saint, Saint Ranieri with a spectacular candlelight show, the world-famous ‘Luminara’.
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