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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.

Giardino ScottoWikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0
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Giardino Scotto

Giardino Scotto

Famous A garden at the heart of an ancient fortress

A garden at the heart of an ancient fortress

Stay.com Editors' Note

Giardino Scotto, also known as Cittadella Nuova, is an ancient fortress, on the south bank of the river Arno, between Ponte della Fortezza and Ponte della Vittoria. The building of the fortress begun in 1440.

At the center of the ramparts of the fortress there is now a garden landscaped in the early nineteenth century by the architect Giovanni Caluri for Domenico Scotto. This is how the fortress got its current name.

Giardino Scotto
Lungarno Fibonacci, 56125 Pisa