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)


Discover the details of each monument


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.


- Tickets can be purchased in advance until the day before your visit -



17 June 2019

Five centuries of music in Anima Mundi’s nineteen edition, which will be held from 7 to 20 September, the second one with Daniel Harding as artistic director. He will lead the opening concert, with the magnificent Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra accompanied by the Choir, universally recognise among the best in the world. Seven are the […]

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12th Anima Mundi competition – the winner

12 June 2019

The winner of the edition of the 12th Anima Mundi International Competition of Sacred Music Composition announced by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana and the Anima Mundi Festival of Sacred Music is Gabriele Caselli. This special edition was dedicated to Mgr. Aldo Armani, the creator of the Competition. The President of the jury was Daniel […]

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4 June 2019

From 24 June to 4 July 2019 the 14th edition of Musica sotto la Torre which is a festival organised by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana will be held in the Camposanto of Pisa. There are four concerts in the program, each one is thought of as an encounter, a spiritual journey through the centuries. […]

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Tower and Camposanto, special opening by night

4 June 2019

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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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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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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