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Church of Santa Maria della Spina

Santa Maria della Spina
It is like a house of fairy tale, a cute candylike church. The white and pink marbles reflect beautifully in the blue Italian sky.

4.5 stars
Standing on the Arno River, it's a beautiful little Romanesque-Gothic church. Built in 1230, the delicate Gothic spire and statues, reliefs are really attractive. Originally it was the Oratorio (prayer place), but it became extended at the beginning of the 14th century. Two doors, two arches and two rose windows side by side... it seems like twins.

The interior consists of three arches, and there are two important statues of St. Giovanni and St. Peter by Tommaso Pisano.

Church of Santa Maria della Spina (Santa Maria della Spina)

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00-14:00,15:00-18:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:45
Admission: 1.5 euros ( 1 euro for groups of over 65 years old or under 15 years old)


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Church of San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno

San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno
The finely decorated facade is beautiful. Vertically divided into two colors.

4 stars
A Romanesque church established in 925 and sertificated in 1032. Since 1092 the monks of Vallombrosani had started to use this church, and become a monastery in 1147. At the mid-12th century, it was enlarged in its present form like cathedral. The front part of the decoration of the church was completed by Giovanni Pisano in the 14th century. In the backyard there is a small octagonal chapel of Santa Agata (Cappella di Sant'Agata).

Church of San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno


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Piazza dei Cavalieri

Palazzo della Carovana
The beautiful palace of the Caravan designed by Giorgio Vasari, who is famous for the "Vasari's Corridor" in Florence.

Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri
Church of St. Stephen of Knights

4 stars
This is the square of the Knights, where the Palazzo della Carovana (Hall of the Caravan) and the Church of St. Stephen of Knights (Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri). The Hall of Caravan was built by Giorgio Vasari between 1562 - 1564. Giorgio Vasari also designed the Church of St. Stephen of the Knights, and its ceiling decoration by sculptor Bartolomeo Atticiati is quite magnificent. Next to the hall of the caravan, there is a palace with a decorated clock on the front (Palazzo dell'Orologio).

Palazzo Della Carovana (Hall of the Caravan) and the Church of St. Stephen of the Knights

Open hours:Monday to Saturday 10:00-19:00, Sunday 13:00-19:30
Admission: 1.5 euros
HP: http://www.sirius.pisa.it/sscavalieri/


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Other recommended attractions in Pisa

Museo Nazionale Di Palazzo Reale
National Museum of Old Royal Palace

Museo Nazionale Di San Matteo
National Museum of San Matteo (Museo Nazionale Di San Matteo)

Vespa
Piaggio Museum (Museo Piaggio)

National Museum of Old Royal Palace (Museo Nazionale Di Palazzo Reale)

Address: Lungarno Pacinotti 46, 56126 Pisa
Open Hours: weekdays 9:00-14:30, Saturday 9:00-13:30,
Closed:Tuesday, Sunday and National Holidays, January 1, December 25
Admission: 5 euros,
Combination ticket with the National Museum of San Matteo: 8 euros
HP: http://www.sbappsae-pi.beniculturali.it/...

National Museum of San Matteo (Museo Nazionale Di San Matteo)

Address: piazza San Matteo in Soarta 1, 56126 Pisa
Open Hours: weekdays 8:30-19:00, Sunday and Holidays: 9:00-13:30
Closed: Monday, January 1, May 1, Dec 25
Admission: 5 euro,
Combination ticket with the National Royal Palace Museum: 8 euros
HP: http://www.sbappsae-pi.beniculturali.it/...

Pisa University College Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico)

Address: via Luca Ghini 5, I-56126 PISA
Admission:
Adults: 2.5 euros
Students and children from 6-12 years old: 1.5 euros
Family ticket: 6 euros
Under 6 years, over 65 years old: Free
1/7-31/8: Monday-Saturday 8:30-13:00 (last entrance 12:30)
9/1-6/30: Monday to Friday 8:30 to 17:30 (last entrance 17:00), Saturday 8:30 to 13:00 (last entrance 12:30)
HP: http://www.horti.unimore.it/CD/Pisa/Pisahome.html

Museum of Measuring machine and Computer (Galileo Galilei Foundation)

Address: via Nicola Pisano 25, Pisa
Open hours: 9:30 to 13:30 weekdays, 10:00 to 17:00 on Sundays and Holidays
Admission: Free
HP: http://www.fondazionegalileogalilei.it/museo/...

Piaggio Museum (Museo Piaggio)

Museum of Piaggio company, a producer of famous Italian "Vespa" Motorcycle
Address´╝Üviale Rinaldo Piaggio 7 - 56025 Pontedera PISA
Open Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: Free
HP: http://www.museopiaggio.it/museo.html