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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IN PETER’S FOOTSTEPS, PISA CATHEDRAL AND THE VATICAN BASILICA

12 April 2017

Originating from an idea of ​​Rome’s European Centre for Tourism, Culture and Entertainment and organised by the institution, l’Opera della Primaziale Pisana in collaboration with the organisation, the Fabric of Saint Peter in Rome, the exhibition entitled: “IN PETER’S FOOTSTEPS. PISA CATHEDRAL AND THE VATICAN BASILICA” will open in the Palazzo dell’Opera and the adjoining […]

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TENTH ANIMA MUNDI COMPETITION OF COMPOSITION

16 January 2017

The tenth edition of the Anima Mundi Competition of Composition expires April 20, 2017

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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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Opera della Primaziale Pisana channel – YOUTUBE

9 June 2015

Look, hear, move in the Miracles Square, searching for its treasures of faith and culture, enclosed in the perimeter of the green lawn and managed for nearly a millennium by Opera della Primaziale Pisana.

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