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First Sunday of the month: museums free entrance

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It is a very important event involving all the State Museums with specials and free tickets access. Therefore, if you plan to visit Florence, Pisa, Lucca or any other Tuscan town our countless masterpieces without spending one Euro! For instance … Continue reading

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Pisa – Buddhist spirituality in Tuscany: the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Pomaia

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A place where the soul and the body are united in nature, ruled by hospitality and harmonious living, a corner of peace between the Tuscan hills: the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute has stood in Pomaia, near Pisa, since 1976. Renowned … Continue reading

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Tuscan famous personalities – Leonardo Fibonacci, Arabic science and the rebirth of mathematics in the West

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Leonardo Fibonacci was born around 1170, probably in Pisa, to Guglielmo Bonacci, a wealthy Italian merchant. Guglielmo directed a trading post (by some accounts he was the consultant for Pisa) in Bugia, a port east of Algiers in the Almohad … Continue reading

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Pisa: from marshland to a Seafaring Republic

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¬†Nobody knows exactly when Pisa was founded. Dionysius of Alicarnasso described the arrival of Deucalione Greco and his Pelagi Peloponnesians in Italy, he mentions Pisa four centuries before the War of Troy. Pliny, instead, tells us that Pisa was founded … Continue reading

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Pisa – National Museum of St. Matthew

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The museum is housed in the former convent of the Benedictine nuns of the order of St. Matthew, which in 1949 became the seat of Pisa’s National Museum. The collection is largely made up of works originating from religious edifices … Continue reading

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