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Opening of the Opera del Duomo Museum

17 October 2019

In 1979 the Sisters Cappuccine, owners of an ancient building in the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, decided to abandon their convent to retreat to a more suitable location. The Board of the Opera della Primaziale Pisana saw then the opportunity to fill that lack of space that the development of the Fabbriceria had long […]

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ANIMA MUNDI 2021 20th EDITION

4 August 2021

Anima Mundi is there, and comes back to bright with music the extraordinary environments that host its concerts since 2001, the first edition inspired by an artistic idea put forward by Maestro Giuseppe Sinopoli. The pandemic prevented the twentieth from taking place in 2020, which however the forced stop has only postponed: the seven traditional […]

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Visit the Tower at sunset

13 July 2021

Long opening every day until 22, last visit at 21:30. Enjoy the sunset view. BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE the best way to book.

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Baptistery. The large restoration site is ready.

9 July 2021

The large restoration site is ready. We are restoring the vaults over the Matroneum and the plasters of the dome.

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Beauty will save the world

9 July 2021

Passion for beauty and truth that still guides us today in the conservation of this precious heritage of humanity

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Buffalmacco e il Trionfo della Morte

8 July 2021

Antichi saperi e moderna tecnologia di restauro Una direzione lavori presieduta da Antonio Paolucci. Una squadra di 11 restauratori per riportare in parete, dopo oltre 70 anni, il più noto ciclo di affreschi del Camposanto pisano. Cronaca degli ultimi tre anni di intervento. novembre 2015 – giugno 2018

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Baptistery. The large restoration site is ready

1 July 2021

The large restoration site is ready. We are restoring the vaults over the Matroneum and the plasters of the dome of the Baptistery, which over time have exhibited defects including detachments and crumbling and other phenomena due to a loss of consistency of the binders. The visitors can continue to admire the technical perfection achieved […]

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App for the visit of the Opera del Duomo Museum available

10 June 2021

Available on App Store and Google Play, the audioguide of the Opera del Duomo Museum guides the visitor along the museum. 5 languages available, Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and 55 listening points for 90 minutes audio that tell the development of Pisan art and medieval sculpture, born in the centuries-old construction site of the […]

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Temporary exhibition – Orazio Riminaldi

19 May 2021

A Master from Pisa between Caravaggio and Gentileschi 28 May-5 September 2021 Pisa, Opera del Duomo Palace The occasion of the recent restoration of the dome of the Pisan cathedral, painted by Orazio Riminaldi between 1627 and 1630, gave rise to the idea of the exhibition. A monumental work, painted in oil, not fresco as […]

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Opera del Duomo Museum, first anniversary. Long opening and guided tour.

13 October 2020

Given the success of the initiative, the Opera della Primaziale Pisana proposes another long opening day. On Saturday 24 October the Opera del Duomo Museum will be open until 21:00. The cafeteria, that overlooks the cloister and offers an enchanting point of view of the square, will also be open. Guided tour of the 26 […]

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Sinopie Museum, three works by Igor Mitoraj are exhibited

10 August 2020

On the occasion of the reopening, the museum houses 3 artworks of the artist Igor Mitoraj. The exhibition in the Sinopie Museum, Piazza del Duomo, Pisa will remain until September 2021. Mitoraj’s art thus is back to dialogue with the monuments and museums of the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, a dialogue that began in […]

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The Sinopie Museum reopens on 1 August

27 July 2020

It was closed from 13 January for extraordinary maintenance. The museum houses the sinopias, that is to say the preparatory drawings for the vast frescoes that adorned the walls of the Camposanto. Here you can admire and compare the most extensive cycle of fourteenth-fifteenth-century graphics known to us. In addition to the sinopias, the museum […]

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Anima Mundi 2020 postponed to 2021

19 July 2020

The 20th edition of the Anima Mundi festival has been suspended for 2020. The confirmation of what we already imagined came with the Decree Law of 16 May 2020, n.33 which prohibits gatherings and, therefore, the big concerts scheduled indoors for this summer. The XIII edition of the Anima Mundi competition for the best musical […]

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13TH ANIMA MUNDI COMPETITION OF COMPOSITION

27 January 2020

The thirteenth edition of the Anima Mundi Competition of Composition expires April 17, 2020

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2019

2 December 2019

Serena Bozzo Soprano Margherita Maria Sala Mezzo-soprano Salvatore De Benedetto Tenor Piermarco Viñas Bass Cappella Musicale della Cattedrale di Pisa Orchestra da Camera di Mantova Coro di voci bianche Bonamici Angelica Ditaranto Choirmaster Riccardo Donati Conductor Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Mass in B flat major ‘Theresienmesse’, Hob:XXII:12 for solo voices, choir and orchestra Anonymus author, Nenia […]

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ANIMA MUNDI 2019 19th EDITION

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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MUSICA SOTTO LA TORRE IN THE CAMPOSANTO

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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TWELFTH ANIMA MUNDI COMPETITION OF COMPOSITION

25 January 2019

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

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2018

29 November 2018

Elisabetta Lombardo soprano Jennifer Schittino soprano Sara Bacchelli alto Matteo Michi tenor Cappella Musicale della Cattedrale di Pisa Orchestra Senzaspine Coro di voci bianche Bonamici di Pisa Angelica Ditaranto choirmaster Riccardo Donati conductor Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Magnificat RV610 for solo voices, choir and orchestra Gloria in D major RV589 for solo voices, choir and orchestra Anonimo, […]

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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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MUSICA SOTTO LA TORRE IN THE CAMPOSANTO

21 June 2018

From June 25 to July 5 2018 the 13th edition of Musica sotto la Torre which is a festival organized by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana will be held in the Camposanto of Pisa. There are four concerts in the program designed around the theme of travel. The life and works of the composers are, […]

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COSTRUTTORI DI SOGNI E CATTEDRALI

19 June 2018

The dedication to God of a new church has always had a great impact on the spirituality of the Christian people. On the occasion of the ninth centenary of this decisive event, celebrated by Pope Gelasius II, on September 26, 1118, the Archdiocese and Opera della Primaziale Pisana set up a sacred representation, which will […]

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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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A NEW RENAISSANCE FOR EUROPEAN CATHEDRALS

17 May 2018

After three years of research and experimentation, the results of the Nano-Cathedral project challenge the market   The closing event of Nano-Cathedral, the research project dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage started in mid-2015 and financed by the European Commission with almost 7 millions of euros, will be held in the former Sala Affreschi […]

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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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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

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

19 December 2017

Invalid Displayed Gallery 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 […]

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2017

26 November 2017

The divine of Mozart is such a purity that an entire age could only see it in the light of a false ideal. The more man is bigger, the more apparent this dualism appears, the stronger the fight between the two opposing forces and the more wonderful becomes the conciliation, the brighter the harmony, the resolution of dissonance in the agreement. Alfred Einsten, W.A. Mozart, His Character, His Work, Oxford University Press, 1962

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ANIMA MUNDI 2017 – INIZIATIVE DI SOLIDARIETÀ

7 September 2017

Il pubblico di questa edizione di Anima Mundi avrà la possibilità di sostenere attraverso libere offerte alcune iniziative di solidarietà e assistenza sul territorio, promosse da Arcidiocesi di Pisa-Caritas Diocesana.  

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Anima Mundi 2017 17th edition

4 July 2017

It has now been five hundred years since the Lutheran Reformation (and when we speak about the Reformation in the contest of music, people always end up talking about Johann Sebastian Bach), two hundred and fifty years since the death of Georg Philipp Telemann, who was Bach’s contemporary and colleague, and four hundred and fifty […]

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Anima Mundi X – the winner

2 July 2017

The winner of the Xth edition of the 10th Anima Mundi International Competition of Sacred Music Composition announced by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana and the Anima Mundi Festival of Sacred Music is Paolo Pandolfo. The committee composed of John Eliot Gardiner (Jury President), Mgr. Marco Frisina, Mgr. Aldo Armani, Maestro Antonio Greco and Maestro […]

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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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CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2016

10 November 2016

«Dear Lord, here it is finished, this poor little mass. Have I just written sacred music, or rather, sacrilegious music? I was born for opera buffa, as you well know. Not much technique, a little bit of heart, that’s all. Blessings to you and grant me Paradise.»(Gioachino Rossini, Passy, 1863) La Petite Messe Solennelle is […]

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European cathedrals – new technologies

4 October 2016

The world of culture in recent years seems to have made a covenant with new technologies for the revival of Italian artistic heritage. A proprietary app, mobile devices, 3D printing, augmented reality can lend a hand in this crucial area; having the protagonists “talk” directly: the monuments. Analysts’ projections tell us that, thanks to digital […]

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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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Anima Mundi 2016 16th edition

4 August 2016

Two great nineteenth-century oratorios will open and close Anima Mundi 2016 in the Cathedral. Let’s start with Saturday 10th September with Svatá Ludmila (Saint Ludmila) by Antonín Dvořák, an unusual piece but fascinating for the religion of late Romanticism, brought to Pisa by a director who is arousing great interest in the world of music, […]

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The Square under the moonlight

7 June 2016

After sunset, the Leaning Tower and the Camposanto will come to life, offering a wonderful, unforgettable experience where you can enjoy the night view of the architectural “miracles” of the Square.

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IX ANIMA MUNDI COMPETITION OF COMPOSITION

4 February 2016

The ninth edition of the Anima Mundi Competition of Composition expires April 20, 2016

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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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Christmas Concert 2015

19 December 2015

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Il GRIFO: cronaca di una sostituzione

2 November 2015

Zampe di leone e becco di uccello, il Grifo fu collocato alla sommità del timpano dell’abside, nel luogo più sacro della cattedrale pisana, forse fin dalle origini. Per secoli il grande bronzo, di manifattura ispano-araba del periodo Taifa (1031-86), probabile frutto della spedizione vittoriosa dei Pisani sui Saraceni alle Baleari, ha rivolto il suo sguardo […]

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Pisa, the Cathedral Square a millenium of culture

2 November 2015

Le fabbriche monumentali della Piazza del Duomo di Pisa. I restauri, le esposizioni temporanee, i cantieri: un impegno quotidiano che l’Opera della Primaziale Pisana coordina da quasi un millennio.

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E’ viva la torre di Pisa

2 November 2015

Immagini tratte dal film “E’ viva la torre di Pisa” regia e montaggio Daniele Segre fotografia e riprese Franco Robust musiche Maria Teresa Soldani Una produzione I Cammelli sas 2012

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Il salvataggio della Torre pendente: 10 anni di restauro ( parte 1 )

2 November 2015

La torre pendente e i dieci anni di restauro che ne hanno evitato il collasso. Le cause della sua inclinazione, l’allarme per il rischio di crollo e i lavori del comitato internazionale di esperti che dal 1990, con un approccio multidisciplinare, ne hanno assicurato il salvataggio.

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Il salvataggio della Torre pendente: 10 anni di restauro ( Parte 3 )

2 November 2015

La torre pendente e i dieci anni di restauro che ne hanno evitato il collasso. Le cause della sua inclinazione, l’allarme per il rischio di crollo e i lavori del comitato internazionale di esperti che dal 1990, con un approccio multidisciplinare, ne hanno assicurato il salvataggio.

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Il salvataggio della Torre pendente: 10 anni di restauro ( parte 2 )

2 November 2015

La torre pendente e i dieci anni di restauro che ne hanno evitato il collasso. Le cause della sua inclinazione, l’allarme per il rischio di crollo e i lavori del comitato internazionale di esperti che dal 1990, con un approccio multidisciplinare, ne hanno assicurato il salvataggio.

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Gli affreschi del Camposanto: cronaca di un recupero

2 November 2015

Filmati di repertorio in un montaggio avvincente che ripercorre le vicende del camposanto e del suo maestoso ciclo di affreschi, subito dopo il bombardamento che ne aveva decretato una apparente, irrimediabile, perdita. E i lavori che ne sono seguiti per riportare alla luce gli oltre 1500 metri quadrati di scene dei maggiori maestri tre – […]

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Camposanto virtual tour

2 November 2015

Immergiti nella ricostruzione virtuale del Camposanto, un viaggio nei secoli in cui ripercorrere le vicende conservative di uno dei primi musei pubblici europei, meta del Grand Tour.

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La Piazza dei Miracoli

2 November 2015

Una carrellata di immagini che ci introduce alla visita del complesso monumentale pisano, dal 1987 decretato patrimonio dell’umanità dall’UNESCO. Un rapido volo sui tetti del battistero e della cattedrale e la vista mozzafiato che si gode salendo sulla torre pendente.

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Anima Mundi 2015

12 September 2015

This year marks the 750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s birth: Pisa is celebrating it with Anima Mundi 2015 by including the momentous symphony Dante by Franz Liszt and Giuseppe Verdi’s Laudi alla Vergine Maria (from Paradiso) conducted by Stefan Soltesz and featuring the Carlo Felice di Genova Orchestra and Choir. The festival will open with […]

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ARNALDO POMODORO. Continuity and Innovation

27 June 2015

The highest aspiration for a sculptor is to set his works in dialogue with the urban fabric and with the landscape. Sculpture, as Hegel puts it, is the taking of a space and it has meaning if it manages to transform the place where it is set. So I am extremely happy that some of […]

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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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Scarica Leaning TowerUP da AppStore

9 June 2015

La versione 1.0 dell’applicazione ufficiale della Piazza dei Miracoli ha superato i test di prova di Apple ed è ora nello Store, nella sezione ‘Education’, l’applicazione sviluppata per consentire agli utenti, anche quelli non connessi alla rete, di fruire gratuitamente di una selezione di contenuti legati al sito UNESCO noto per la famosa torre.E proprio […]

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Christmas Concert 2014

16 December 2014

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MITORAJ, angels

17 May 2014

On display around one hundred works, including monumental sculptures, bronzes, cast iron and drawings. Furthermore 50 plastering materials, for the first time collected in a single exposure, form the ideal artist gipsoteca. The exhibition reveals Pisa, for the first time, the production of the less known Mitoraj master painting. The paintings, result of the work […]

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Christmas Concert 2013

16 December 2013

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Anima Mundi 2013

14 February 2013

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Christmas Concert 2012

16 December 2012

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Anima Mundi 2012

13 February 2012

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Christmas Concert 2011

16 December 2011

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Anima Mundi 2011

17 February 2011

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Christmas Concert 2010

17 December 2010

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Anima Mundi 2010

15 February 2010

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Christmas Concert 2009

18 February 2009

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Anima Mundi 2009

15 February 2009

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Christmas Concert 2008

16 December 2008

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Anima Mundi 2008

12 February 2008

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Christmas Concert 2007

16 December 2007

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Anima Mundi 2007

13 February 2007

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Christmas Concert 2006

16 December 2006

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Anima Mundi 2006

17 February 2006

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Christmas Concert 2005

16 December 2005

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Anima Mundi 2005

14 February 2005

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Anima Mundi 2004

21 February 2004

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Anima Mundi 2003

26 February 2003

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