A great artistic city, one of the most important in Tuscany and Italy for the monumental, artistic and historic values, Pisa is located in the alluvional plain of the Arno, between Monte Pisano and the sea. This city offers delightful attractions in its many neighbourhoods. Not to be missed is the district of Santa Maria, which includes the oldest part of the city and is where most of the finest monuments of the religious and secular medieval centre are located.
Topping the list is the Piazza del Duomo, also known as Campo dei Miracoli, with the annexted structures in the Romanesque - Pisan manner: the Duomo, an authentic living museum which holds the "lamp of Galileo" and the chapel of San Ranieri; the Baptistery, a Romanesque structure with raised decorations depicting episodes in the life of Christ ; and the medieval bell tower, better known as the Leaning tower.
In addition, there is the monumental Camposanto, a cemetery that holds the earth of the Holy Land and contains a collection of Roman sarcophaguses, and Piazza dei Cavalieri, the civic centre of the medieval city, also known as Palazzo degli Anziani del Popolo.