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Pisa

The Field of Miracles

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PisaThis former maritime republic is most famous for its Leaning Tower, which rises precariously from the huge jade-green Field of Miracles. It started leaning almost from the day it was built in 1173. The tilt is now about 5 metres from the vertical, but recently the tilting has been arrested and the tower has been re-opened to the public.

 

Alongside the tower stand three other spectacular buildings, tLeaning Tower with Hale-Bopp Comethe Duomo famous for its pulpit by Giovanni Pisano, the Baptistry which also contains an equally fine pulpit, and the Camposanto Cemetery, look out for the frescoes illustrating 'The Triumph of Death'.