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The province of Pisa, a dream of art, sea and mountains

In Era Valley,Pisa on July 9, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , ,

There are certainly only a few regions in the world, which unite in their territory such a variety, as the province of Pisa it does. Its cultural wealth and scenic attractions range from the UNESCO World Heritage site of  Piazza dei Miracoli and the picturesque historic center of Pisa to the fantastic,  sandy beaches, natural oases, lakes, and the picturesque hills of the Valdera. In the province of Pisa, the scenic impressions vary from kilometer to kilometer. Read More »

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Il Gioco del Ponte – Pisa and its medieval traditions

In Events,Pisa on June 20, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , ,

On last Sunday in June the game of bridge takes place  in Pisa every year. At the end of a long procession, during which the participants wear traditional costumes from the Middle Ages, the two teams Tramontana  and Mezzogiono compete for the win. The game is a kind of tug of war. Object is not a rope, but a heavy car that is placed on rails. The team that manages to press the car on the bridge into the opponent’s territory  is the winner.

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Pisa Tour – from the Field of Miracles to the old town

In Pisa on April 25, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , , , ,

The Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, which together with the Baptistery, the Duomo, the Leaning Tower and the monumental cemetery forms the most important religious complex in the city,  is an obligatory stop for all visitors, who come to Tuscany. Because of  its uniqueness the place ranks among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read More »

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The beautiful areas of the Monte Pisano

In Pisa on September 10, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , ,

View from the river Arno up to the Monte Pisano; Foto: alidada

The Monte Pisano seems like a southern foothill of the Apuan Alps and extends over almost 15,200 hectares between the provinces of Lucca and Pisa. It is one of the oldest mountain ranges of Tuscany and is bordered by the Serchio River  in the west, the plain of Lucca in the north, the Lake of Bientina in the east and the River Arno in the south. From its summit one can enjoy breathtaking views of the Apuan Alps up to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. Read More »

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Calci, the insider tip of Tuscany

In Pisa on July 17, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , ,

Today we visit together Calci, a small town with 6271 inhabitants in the province of Pisa. The town is 10 km from Pisa and 20 km from Lucca. Read More »

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Pisa and its three leaning towers

In Pisa on May 27, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , ,

Pisa is a city of about 87,000 inhabitants in Tuscany and the capital of the province.

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