Gabriele D’Annunzio effectively condenses the wonder and admiration that catch whoever visits the Duomo Square of Pisa.

The Opera della Primaziale Pisana (O₽A) is a non-profit organisation which was established in order to oversee the first works for the construction of the monuments in the Piazza del Duomo, subject to its own charter which includes the protection, promotion and enhancement of its heritage, in order to pass the religious and artistic meaning onto future generations.

«L’Ardea roteò nel cielo di Cristo, sul prato dei Miracoli.»
Gabriele d’Annunzio in Forse che sì forse che no (1910)

THE SQUARE

Discover the details of each monument

THE MONUMENTS

The square of the Cathedral of Pisa represents the best example of the Pisa Romanesque style through its magnificence and perfection, a harmonious fusion of classical, early Christian, Lombard and eastern motifs.
The buildings maintain a stylish unity.
The Cathedral, the Tower, the Baptistery and the Camposanto represent together the allegory of human life.
The Sinopie Museum hosts the big preparatory drawings recovered beneath the frescoes decorating the Camposanto and the Opera del Duomo Museum, at the moment closed for a restoration, will show the development of Pisa art and the great Middle Ages sculpture with a new and evocative museum path.

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News

ELEVENTH ANIMA MUNDI COMPETITION OF COMPOSITION

19 February 2018

The eleventh edition of the Anima Mundi Competition of Composition expires April 30, 2018

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The Cathedral: The restoration of the dome’s paintings

11 February 2018

One year after the fire of 1595, which devastated the Cathedral of Pisa and its sumptuous furnishing, Monisgnor Totti sent to the Opera del Duomo di Pisa a letter of presentation of the painter Michelangelo Cinganelli “per dare una vista per la pittura della cupola et per le altre occorrenze” (to give a first evaluation […]

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Commemorative medal for the 900th anniversary of the Cathedral. Winner announced.

19 December 2017

The winner of the competition Design of the sketch for the realisation of a commemorative medal for the 900th anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of Pisa was announced. Among the 18 participants, the commission considered winning the artist Silvia Bargagna. Born in Pisa on February 9th 1965, Silvia graduated with artistic graphic design […]

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COMPETITION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 4 STAINED GLASS WINDOWS FOR BAPTISTERY OF PISA 2° PHASE

12 January 2017

It is hereby announced that the Board of Examiners, after having scrutinized the applications received and, in particular, taken note of the curricula and the works performed by the artists and workshops proponents, identified in complete agreement the artists, connected to their respective laboratories, chosen to participate in the second phase of the competition. The […]

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COMPETITION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR STAINED GLASS WINDOWS IN THE BAPTISTERY OF PISA CATHEDRAL

9 September 2016

The Opera della Primaziale Pisana hereby proclaims a public competition among artists for the design and execution of four stained glass windows to replace four 19th century examples now beyond repair, inserted in the first story of Pisa Cathedral Baptistery, in the Cathedral Place, Pisa.

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OPERA DELLA PRIMAZIALE PISANA AND EUROPE

4 February 2016

With the meeting of June 3 this year the Nano Cathedral project kicked off, supported by the European Union within the nanotechnology field applied to Horizon 2020 cultural heritage with a fund of about 6.5 million euro. A total of six monumental buildings will be for three years under the eyes and hands of petrographers, […]

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