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Whizzing in Pisa – a Pisa Itinerary 1430 – Arrive in Galileo Galilei airport (PSV) (if we whizz away on public transport – we’d arrive in our hostel max. 30 mins later) 1500 – Arrive in Hostel Pisa 1515 – Settle and get out of hostel (Whizz away either on public transport or on bus 11, we’d reach 30 mins later too!) 1545 – Leaning Tower of Piz-SA/ €15 or €17 ! (G) Cathedral of Pisa (Duomo)/ €2* (F) Cemetery / €5* (B) Battisero/ €5* (A) Piazza Dei Miracoli/ FREE** (M) Museo dell'Opera del Duomo/ €5 (I) (Bus 3, 4) Find the gelato place ; Gelato @ Gelateria De’ Coltelli, Lungarno Pacinotti 23, Pisa, Italy Tea Time (LEFT) Bar Pasticceria Salza Borgo Stretto 44 Dinner (RIGHT) Antica Trattoria Il Campano Di Mugnai Piero & C. Sas Via Domenico Cavalca, 19, 56126 Pisa, Italy +39 050 5 5 5 Chill (BOTTOM) Bazeel (Buffet (6.30-9), bar w/ music) Lungarno Pacinotti 1 Centro Note: Around the corner of Borgo Stretto, there’s a place selling yummy chocolates and sweet things called ‘Bon Bon’. Food Market – Open-air morning food market off the corner of Borgo Stretto as well. Yummy Gelato! - Gelateria De’ Coltelli Lungarno Pacinotti 23, Pisa, Italy (Map: Last page)

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Whizzing in Pisa – a Pisa Itinerary Info Corner – What are we looking at?! Leaning Tower of Piz-SA/ €15 or €17 ! (G) Limited to 40 people inside, 300 steps. It’s defying gravity (and expensive)! Cathedral of Pisa (Duomo)/ €2* (F) With spoils stolen from the Arabs in 1063, it funded the construction of the dumo in 1064. It’s the ‘father’ of all the Romanesque churches in Tuscany. Its elliptical dome, also a first, added in 1380. There are biblical scenes featuring ‘immaculate conception of the Virgin & birth of Christ’ (central doors), the road to Calvary & Crucifixion of Christ. Cemetery / €5* (B) Soil shipped from Calvary during Crusades lie within the white walls of this cemetery. The soil is so special it’ll reduce cadaver to skeleton within days. During WWII, Allied artillery destroyed many of the cloisters' precious frescoes. Among the few to survive was the Triumph of Death - a remarkable illustration of Hell - attributed to an anonymous 14th-century painter known as 'The Master of the Triumph of Death'. Fortunately, the mirrors apparently once stuck next to the graphic, no-holdsbarred images of the damned being roasted alive on spits have since been removed - meaning a marginally less uncomfortable visit for visitors who would have once seen their own faces peering out of the cruel wall painting. Battisero/ €5* (A) A dome piled atop one another, half of it made of tiles and the other half of lead then it’s topped by a gilt bronze. The lower level of arcades is Pisan-Romanesque, while the pinnacled upper section and dome are Gothic. Inside, the beautiful hexagonal pulpit (compare it with Giovanni's notably more ornate one in the cathedral) carved by Nicola Pisano in 1260 is the undisputable highlight. Inspired by Roman art, Pisano used sarcophagi from Pisa's Camposanto as models for his powerfully nude Hercules - Christian fortification personified inspiration - and other strong allegorical figures. Five panels on the pulpit illustrate Christ's life. Don't leave the baptistry without (a) admiring the Islamic floor, (b) climbing up to the gallery for a stunning overview and (c) risking a whisper and listening to it resound. Alternatively, the custodian demonstrates the double dome's remarkable acoustics and echo effects every half-hour. Piazza Dei Miracoli/ FREE** (M) Lovely, busy square & a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’re also some nice green lawns.  Nearby you’ll see the cathedral, baptistery and tower. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo/ €5 (I) Home to cathedral canons between the 12th and 17th centuries, it has a profusion of works of art once displayed in the tower, cathedral and baptistry. Highlights include Giovanni Pisano's ivory carving of the Madonna and Child (1300) carved for the cathedral's high altar and his Madonna del Colloquio (Madonna of the Colloquium). Legendary booty includes various pieces of Islamic art including the griffin that once topped the cathedral and a 10th-century Moorish hippogriff. Torre Guelfa/ €2 (N) Destroyed in WWII and rebuilt when your dad was born. It’s a citadel and you can climb it. Nice. The Whizz Team *Audio guide included. **It’s a square so it’s free.  Note: Commuting time goes according to Google, so blame Google if anything happens.


Whizzing in Pisa – a Pisa Itinerary Overview Hopefully there’re maps in the hostel.

Map Directions to the Gelato area and a detailed look at the things surrounding this area

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Whizzing in Pisa – a Pisa Itinerary Other Notable Places we can visit if we have time

Musee Nazionale di Palazzo Reale – Exhibiting the belongings of the families that lived in the palace: paintings, statues, armors, etc. Church of San Nicola - Built by 1097, was enlarged between 1297 and 1313 by the Augustinians, perhaps by the design of Giovanni Pisano. The octagonal belfry is from the second half of the 13th century. The paintings include the Madonna with Child by Francesco Traini (14th century) and St. Nicholas Saving Pisa from the Plague (15th century). Noteworthy are also the wood sculptures by Giovanni and Nino Pisano, and the Annunciation by Francesco di Valdambrino. Santa Maria della Spina – Cute little gothic church. Spina means ‘thorn’. Piazza dei Cavalieri (A) – Second largest square after dei Miracoli. After the middle of 16th century the square become the headquarters of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen. Stroll along Arno River cos it’s like River Thames muahahaha. :D The Whizz Team *Audio guide included. **It’s a square so it’s free.  Note: Commuting time goes according to Google, so blame Google if anything happens.

The Pisa Itinerary  

The Pisa Itinerary by Whizz Away