The city of the Leaning Tower
The tower is just one of the many ancient and amazing monuments adorning Piazza dei Miracoli or Miracles Square. The square is unique, there’s no other similar piazza in the world: a spectacular and large green field dominated by amazing historical buildings in white marble, such as the Duomo, the Monumental Cemetery, the Baptistery and the imposing building in terracotta hosting the Sinopie Museum, displaying the interesting drafts of the frescoes in the Camposanto.
On the back of the Duomo, right in front of the Campo Santo, there is a stone full of black holes. Legend has it that the holes are Devil's footprints.
He left them when he tried to climb the Duomo in order to stop its construction. People from Pisa say that is impossible to count the holes since they are not always the same.
But Pisa is much more than that. The historical center is incredibly full of state buildings, ancient churches, like the church of San Francesco, and museums that certainly deserve a visit. The little church of Santa Maria della Spina, standing right on the edge of the Arno river is simply delightful.
The city also boasts one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Italy, dating back to the 12th century.
Finally, in the province of Pisa you can find the beautiful Natural Park of Migliarino and the Park of San Rossore, that has been recognized as one of the best European parks.