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Tuesday May 3, 2005

Photo by Gertrude Meyer

Pisa Street

St. Michele degli Scalzi Church Facade-050305
Photo by Gertrude Meyer

St. Michele degli Scalzi Church
The church is documented since 1025, but the present building dates back to the XII century. It has the typical structure with nave and two aisles parted by columns.

Campo dei Miracoli
Field of Miralces
Romulus and Remulus

At the Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles), in the corner behind the Cathedral (Duomo) and the Torre Pendente (Leaning Tower), there you can see a Roman monument, a statue on a pillar. It is the well known statue of Romulus and Remulus which are fed by a she-wolf.

This is/was kind of symbol for the Roman Empire. This statue was placed here to show that Pisa belonged to the Roman Empire.

Here is a link to the story of Romulus and Remulus.


Photo by Gertrude Meyer

Campo dei Miracoli

Here's a guide to the Duomo (cathedral) complex: The dome building at left center is the Bapistry. The duomo is immediately to the right, and the campanile (bell tower) just behind that. The gray rectangle with the open center to the left is the Camposanto (cemetery).

Photo by Gertrude Meyer

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