Top Sights to See on the Field of Miracles in Pisa

Pisa Baptistery Cathedral and Leaning Tower

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the top sight to see on the Field of Miracles that also include the cathedral (duomo), baptistery, Camposanto cemetery, and museums. The top sights to see in Pisa are all grouped together on what is often simply called the Field of Miracles (Campo Dei Miracoli, or often also Piazza … Read more

Visit the Romanesque Duomo (Cathedral) in Pisa

Duomo and Leaning Tower of Pisa in afternoon sunshine

Visit the Duomo in Pisa — a romanesque masterpiece of white marble with black detailing and a cathedral filled with art. Admission is free but requires a time-slot reservation ticket. Pisa Cathedral (Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale di Santa Maria Assunta or more commonly simply Duomo di Pisa) is best known for its campanile — the famous leaning … Read more

Visit the Baptistery in Pisa (Battistero di Pisa)

Baptismal Font in Pisa

The Battistero di Pisa is the largest baptistery in Italy and like the famous leaning tower leans at a slight angle.  The white marble Baptistery is in many ways the most beautiful building on Pisa’s field of miracles. It combines a round Romanesque base with Gothic upper floors with dainty details. The white of the … Read more

Visit the Cathedral Museum of Pisa (Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo)

Islamic Griffin in the Cathedral Museum in Pisa

The Cathedral Museum of Pisa (Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo) displays original artwork from the famous cathedral, baptistery and leaning tower of Pisa. Many of the original sculptures of the Duomo, baptistry and Camposanto Cemetery in Pisa are now preserved in the relatively small Cathedral Museum of Pisa (Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo). In addition … Read more

See Renaissance Frescoes at the Camposanto Cemetery in Pisa

Triumph of Death Fresco in the Camposanto in Pisa

The gothic arcades of the Camposanto Cemetery in Pisa are decorated with some of the finest Renaissance frescoes in Italy. Despite having a large collection of sarcophagi, the Camposanto Cemetery next to the marble Cathedral of Pisa is mostly not visited for graves but rather for its collection of Renaissance frescoes. For centuries the Camposanto, … Read more

Visit the Sinopie Museum in Pisa

Sinopie Museum in Pisa

The Sinopie Museum (Museo delle Sinopie) in Pisa gives a fascinating look at how the frescoes of the Camposanto Cemetery were created. The Sinopie Museum (Museo delle Sinopie) in Pisa displays the original rough sketches used in the designs of the magnificent 14th-century frescoes in the Camposanto Cemetery. As these drawings were plastered over never … Read more

Buying Tickets and Tours for Siena Cathedral Complex (Duomo) in Tuscany

Panorama View of Siena

Tickets and tours for the Siena Cathedral (Duomo) complex with the church, baptistery, crypt, museums, and viewing platforms are cheapest onsite but best bought online in advance. The Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Siena is one of the finest churches in Italy. Its black-green and white stripy exterior is famous but its interior … Read more

Visit the Dom zu Halberstadt with Cathedral Treasury (Domschatz) in Germany

Detail of the Arm Relic St Nicholaus in Halberstadt Cathedral Treasury

Visit the gothic Dom zu Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt to see one of the best and most important medieval cathedral treasuries (Domschatz) in Germany. The Dom St. Stephanus und St. Sixtus (Cathedral of St Stephen and St Sixtus) in Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt is one of the finest French gothic churches in Germany. However, it is most … Read more

Visit the Dom St Nikolaus in Stendal to See Stained-Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows in the Dom St Nikolaus (St Nicholas) in Stendal

Visit the Dom St Nikolaus (St Nicholas) in Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt, to see one of the largest ensembles of medieval stained-glass windows in Germany. The brick-gothic Dom St Nikolaus (Cathedral of St Nicolas) in Stendal is famous for its large collection of 15th-century stained-glass windows. Although never actually a cathedral, it was a collegiate church before … Read more

See Stendal’s Brick Gothic and Romanesque Town Gate Towers

Detail of the Brick Gothic Uenglinger Tor in Hansestadt Stendal

The brick Gothic Uenglinger Tor and Romanesque Tangermünder Tor are two beautiful medieval town gate towers in Stendal in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Only two of Hansestadt Stendal’s medieval town gate towers survived but both are exceptionally beautiful: the brick Gothic Uenglinger Tor is the better looking but the Tangermünder Tor with early 13th-century Romanesque base is … Read more

Visit the Romanesque Kloster Jerichow Monastery in Germany

Kloster Jerichow Monastery in Germany

The collegiate church at Kloster Jerichow (Monastery) in Saxony-Anhalt is one of the oldest brick Romanesque buildings in Northern Germany. The 12th-century basilica and complex of Kloster Jerichow is the oldest brick building east of the Elbe River and a top sight to see on the Romanesque holiday routes (Straße der Romanik) of both Saxony-Anhalt … Read more