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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 still stays the least-known of the Italian cities. A Rennaisance city that was once a wealthy seaport, it 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.

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Cinema Lumière

Cinema Lumière

Famous The oldest cinema in the world

The oldest cinema in the world

Stay.com Editors' Note

The first screening at Cinema Lumière was in December 1905 - this puts this prestigious institution ahead of Korsør Biograf Teater in Denmark which opened in 1908 and is considered the oldest by the Guinness Book of World Records. As Lumière is no longer in operation, Korsør still holds the crown.

Cinema Lumière was set at Palazzo Agostini. The venue was renovated in 2005, and equipped with more modern sound and screening systems. All efforts to preserve the cinema’s original Art Nouveau charm have been made, and architect Luigi Bellincioni’s masterpiece has been carefully preserved.

However, the cinema closed in 2011, and the new owners are most likely to convert it into a café. Even so, it would be interesting to make a note on your Pisa travel guide if you want to see the location of the oldest cinema in the world.

Cinema Lumière
Lungarno Pacinotti 27, 56126 Pisa