When you choose to stay in rooms and apartments of the Donna Nobile Bed and Breakfast San Gimignano, it takes no time at all to reach the city of Pisa, known all over the world for its leaning tower. The Tower of Pisa, built in the 12th century, is located in the Piazza del Duomo, also known as Piazza dei Miracoli, declared a World Heritage Site.
Pisa is perhaps the most famous city in the world for its square, but within its historical centre, divided into two zones by the Arno River, Tramontana to the north and Mezzogiorno to the south, there are numerous medieval alleys and corners, formerly housing commercial premises or public institutions, which are the real centre of the city. Enclosed by a city wall open to the public, in its interior Pisa hides several ancient and modern treasures: the church of Santa Maria della Spina, a small Italian Gothic masterpiece; the baths of Nero, to which ancient Roman aqueduct once belonged; The Palazzo della Carovana designed by Vasari in piazza dei Cavalieri, now home to the famous Scuola Normale; the Tuttomondo mural by Keith Haring, to name a few.
Not to be missed in June is the feast of the patron saint San Ranieri, also known as Luminara, for the particular tradition of illuminating the palaces that overlook the Arno with lights and candles creating a unique and magical atmosphere.