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Pisa

Listed under Medieval Towns in Leghorn, Italy.

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Pisa is most famously known for its leaning tower, but the long-time home of Galileo (who used the tower to drop pebbles to test his theories of gravity) has more to it than one tower. A walk around the historic quarters could lead to the 12th century Basilica di San Pietro a Grado or perhaps to Lord Byron’s former residence, Palazzo Toscanelli. Around the Tower itself, the magnificent Duomo and Bapistry make up an architectural trinity unequalled in Italy. Their construction was financed by the spoils of the Crusades, whose participants were transported there in Pisan ships.

Once an Etruscan port, ancient ships have been discovered buried in the town and are soon to be on display for visitors.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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