Discover the most famous square in Italy, the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, known in English as the "Miracle Square". A symbol of the economic and political power of Pisa in the Middle Ages and an important centre for the development of Christianity, this area boasts of many awe-inspiring architectural and cultural attractions that are bound to take your breath away.
We will begin our exciting Online Experience at the original city walls of Pisa - considered the oldest in all of Europe - and make our way to our first destination within the Miracle Square: the Baptistery of San Giovanni. This is the world's largest baptistery and was built to exhibit a gorgeous architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles in the year 1153. Located right opposite to this marvel is the 100-metre-long Cathedral of Pisa, an expression Romanesque-Pisan style, characterised with a strong Arab influence.
Next up, we will visit the Campo Santo or monumental cemetery, which is a veritable pantheon of Roman sarcophagi and medieval frescoes. Here, you will learn about its name and how it is inspired by the "holy land" within. This will be followed by a visit to the hospital of Santa Chiara, founded in 1256 and still active to this day.
Finally, we will make our way to the famous Bell Tower of the Assumption, better known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This inclined structure attracts millions of visitors every year that has rendered it one of the most recognisable symbols of Italy and a joy to explore.
From the Baptistery to the Leaning Tower, every attraction we see inside the Miracle Square has an interesting past. I will reveal it to you through some interesting details, anecdotes, and legends surrounding each site - such as the Nails of the Devil, the Column of Women, the Lizards of Fortune and the sacred inscription of Saint Michael. I hope your curiosity has been awakened, and look forward to seeing you soon!