Pisa’s marvelously striped marble cathedral is a textbook example of Pisan Romanesque architecture, dating back to 1064.
Roughly cross-shaped, the duomo features a galleried exterior topped with a small dome and completed with a rounded apse.
Inside, the building’s five naves create a sea of pillars rising to a golden coffered ceiling.
Much medieval detail was lost during a disastrous fire in 1595, but the mosaic by Cimabue surrounding the altar survived intact. Another highlight is the ornately carved pulpit by Giovanni Pisano.
Pisa’s Duomo is on Piazza dei Miracoli, around 1.5 km (1 mile) north of the train station, over the River Arno.
Walk through the medieval center of town to get here, or jump on a bus at the station.
Tours & Tickets
Explore Pisa on a comprehensive 1.5-hour tour with skip-the-line access to the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. After a walking tour of Cathedral Square ... Read more
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
See the highlights of Pisa on a 1-hour walking tour, led by an expert local guide. Learn about monuments like Duomo di Pisa and Campo Santo and, of course, the ... Read more
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
See the highlights of Pisa on a day trip from Florence, and use a skip-the-line ticket to climb the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. After traveling ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)