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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.

Ship carvings on Leaning Tower of PisaAndy Hay / CC BY 2.0

Navi Antiche di Pisa

Navi Antiche di Pisa

Famous The archaeological site of the ancient ships of Pisa

The archaeological site of the ancient ships of Pisa Editors' Note

The Navi Antiche di Pisa working site is located about 500 metres from the renowned Piazza dei Miracoli. Not many tourists know that this attraction exists, although it does occupy an are of 10,650 sqm. This is the place where you can see the ancient ships of Pisa being restored.

The first of the Navi Antiche di Pisa was discovered and unearthed in December 1998. The site were this ship was discovered is today the site of the “Restoration Centre for Archaeological Wet Wood” (“Centro di Restauro del Legno Bagnato”), a unique institution in the world, aimed at restoring and preserving a huge quantity of objects uncovered in the deposit of San Rossore.

Navi Antiche di Pisa
Via Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, Pisa
+39 055 5121919
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: A.M.: 10.00 and 11.30 P.M.: 14.30 and 16.00 - guided tours start approximately every 90 minutes