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A city of Miracoli
Unlike Florence, which is highly commercialized, Pisa is serene and laid-back. Known all over the world for its leaning tower (Torre pendente) and the Campo dei Miracoli, Pisa is however the least known of the Italian cities. A Rennaisance city, that was once a wealthy seaport, welcomes today tourists from all over the world with its Pisan-Romanesque style churches, the Campo Santo (the most beautiful cemetery in the world), trattorias, boutiques and an atmosphere of cultured bohemia.
Chiesa di San Sisto
Historic, Pisane-Romanesque style church
Chiesa di San Sisto was consecrated in 1133, and dedicated to the old patron saint of Pisa, whose day was celebrated on August 6, till 1284 when Pisa lost 12,000 men in battle of Meloria. Since 1958, the church commemorates the heroes of Pisa on August 6.
Chiesa di San Sisto is a simple stone church, built in Pisane-Romanesque style. Inside the church there are an Arabic tombstone, the copy of a 14th century Madonna with Child and the rudder of a Pisane galley.
Via Pasquale Paoli, via Corsica, Pisa