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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11th Anima Mundi Competition – the winner

20 July 2018

The winner of the edition of the 11th Anima Mundi International Competition of Sacred Music Composition announced by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana and the Anima Mundi Festival of Sacred Music is Andrea Baratti. The committee composed of John Eliot Gardiner (Jury President), Mgr. Marco Frisina, Mgr. Aldo Armani, Maestro Antonio Greco and Maestro Guido […]

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ANIMA MUNDI 2018 18th EDITION

19 July 2018

Anima Mundi certainly has not needed to mature its eighteen years of holding events to fully come of age. It is undoubtedly an achievement worth celebrating and it’s not the only one this year. In fact, on 26 September 1118 Pope Gelasius II consecrated the Cathedral of Pisa to Santa Maria Assunta. Nine hundred years […]

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A REDISCOVERED MASTERPIECE OF ORAZIO LOMI GENTILESCHI

18 July 2018

The Madonna in adoration of the Child The Opera della Primaziale Pisana in collaboration with the National Gallery of Umbria and the Libera Accademia di Studi Caravaggeschi, has organised the exhibition dedicated to the Maestro Orazio Lomi Gentileschi, Pisa. The exhibition was curated by Prof. Pierluigi Carofano with a scientific committee composed of Prof. Raymond […]

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Tower and Camposanto, special opening by night

15 June 2018

From 17 June to 31 August special opening by night up to 22.00. Furthermore If you buy the ticket for visiting the Tower from 19.30 you get a free pass to visit the Camposanto. It is a unique opportunity for the visitor, who can admire the Piazza del Duomo and its wonderful monuments in a […]

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ALTAR OF THE MADONNA DI SOTTO GLI ORGANI, THE RESTORATION OF THE DECORATIVE PANEL

14 June 2018

The restoration of the decorative metal supporting panel framing the painted wooden panel was completed in 2018. The foundation of the altar of the Madonna di Sotto gli Organi dates back to 1225, when the painting made its entrance from the Lombrici Castle (Camaiore). In 1887 the Primaziale Chapter had the frame created with the […]

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The renewed glass windows of the Baptistery

4 June 2018

In 2018 the restoration of the stained glass windows of the Baptistery of Pisa was completed. The intervention was carried out by the Centro di Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale of Turin, under the operative direction of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro of Rome. Four original stained glass windows were […]

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Official presentation of the Triumph of Death

31 May 2018

  On June 6, special opening by night of the Camposanto and free entry from 19:00 to 22:00. The Opera della Primaziale Pisana presents to the visitors and the city of Pisa the fresco The Triumph of Death, relocated to its original position after a long history of restoration

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The frescoes of the Monumental Camposanto of Pisa

13 April 2018

With the scene of the Triumph of Death the ambitious project of restoration of the pictorial cycle that decorated the walls of the Camposanto ends. The restoration works of the scene of the Triumph of Death by Buonamico Buffalmacco is going to be completed and the ambitious restoration project of the great pictorial cycle that […]

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The Cathedral: The restoration of the dome’s paintings

11 February 2018

Orazio Riminaldi, detail of the Assunzione della Vergine 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 […]

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