The Tower and the Sinopie Museum

The Leaning Tower

It is called the Leaning Tower or the Tower of Pisa but actually it was never used for defending the city; it is part of the religious complex in the cathedral square and acts as its bell tower. Who designed it? And why was it decided to make it cylindrical, and set away from the cathedral?

The Sinopie Museum

Destined to remain concealed beneath the finished work, the precious “sinopia”, or underpainting, is the only graphic work that we have of the earliest masters. Unlike any other in the world, the Pisa collection was brought to light by a terrible event – a fire that raged through the Camposanto during a bombing raid on Pisa in the Second World War.