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Bed and breakfast accommodation in Pisa Monasteries

• Unique and peaceful Monastery stays like no other

• Enjoy one of a kind guest accommodation in some of the most historic and beautiful buildings in Pisa on the doorstep of some of Italy's most renowned tourist attractions.

• provides a unique opportunity for anyone to stay in beautiful Monastery accommodation across Pisa and the surrounding area, the perfect base for a peaceful, relaxing retreat.

Pisa Visitor information

The zenith of Pisa’s power was the 11th – 12 centuries, when, as an independent major maritime and commercial player, it controlled much of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Sardinia. The money poured in, funding the construction of its greatest architectural sight, the complex known as the Campo dei Miracoli, the Field of Miracles. Here stands the Campanile, the real name of the iconic Leaning Tower (1173 - 1350), the Duomo 1064 – c1180) and the Battistero (1152 - 1350), one of the finest and most remarkable trio of buildings in the world. It’s flanked by the beautifully restored Campo Santo, built for burials and bombed in 1944. The famous Tower, constructed on soft, sandy soil, started leaning early in its construction, reaching 4.5 metres from the vertical in 1990, when it was in imminent danger of collapse. Engineers attached tons of lead to the north, held in place by steel cables, and a wedge of earth was removed, allowing the Tower to settle into a better position; it is now stable. 

This university city has lovely piazzas, a great daily food market and other fine buildings in the shape of churches and palazzi, particularly the string of 16th-century mansions along the River Arno.

History of Pisa

Roman Pisa morphed seamlessly into Christian Pisa, a sea-faring nation with a hatred of Islam. Pisan ships hunted down Arabs as early as the 11th century and provided the Normans with vessels when they took Sicily from the Arabs. In 1095 Pope Urban II called the Christian kings and princes of Europe to fight to recover the Holy Land from Islamic rule, an enterprise that became known as the First Crusade. The Pisans supported this with ships and troops, going on to found colonies in the near east, and leading a crusade of their own against the Saracens in the Balearic Islands in 1113. They brought home with them inspiration for their own buildings; the unique style of the Campo dei Miracoli, known as Pisan Romanesque, was influenced by Islamic architecture.

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