The Cathedral Square of Pisa

Larger Than Life: Art that inspires us through the ages

The monuments stand on display in the early morning light, serving the people of Pisa and the heavens above. (Guglielmo Giambartolomei/CC BY-SA 4.0)
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Piazza del Duomo, Pisa (translated as Pisa Cathedral Square) was conceived in a time when Pisa held a dominant maritime position in the Mediterranean, boasting thriving trade and the largest navy in the sea. The piazza, or square, reflects the city’s flourishing wealth. The four monuments—the cathedral, the baptistery, the campanile (bell tower), and the Camposanto Monumentale (monumental cemetery)—are made from white marble and provide a striki
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