The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Square of Miracles, which is also known as the Piazza dei Miracoli, is one of the most popular tourist attractions – and you can find in Pisa, Tuscany.
The UNESCO proclaimed it as one of the World Heritage Sites 25 years ago. The square is located towards the north-west of the fortified wall, not within the city center as you might think. The square of miracles is equipped with three structures, which can be referred to as the main stages of human life; birth, life and death.
Now let’s have a look at some history about the Square of Miracles. The entire complex or the cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta was created in 1064 and the square was constructed as a part of it. Therefore, you will be able to find most of the stylistic elements that existed during that time in the Square of Miracles.
Since Pisa was a maritime republic at the time, sailors around the Arab travelled in here, which has influenced a lot for the design of Square of Miracles. Enlargement of the fortified began after some time and the building of the baptistery was constructed in 1152.
After about 20 years, constructions of the bell tower started, which is now famous as The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Even though the constructions of Square of Miracles began during the 11th Century, several changes were done to the design from time to time, until it was completed during the 19th Century. An architect who is known as Allessandro Gherardesca has given the final appearance for it.
The Square of Miracles is surrounded with an attractive green lawn, which has impressed tourists who come from all over the world. From the researches, it has been identified that a lot of university students come to this area in order to lie down and relax themselves. The peaceful and calm environment has played a major role behind the popularity of Square of Miracles among native people.
The Name Square of Miracles, or Piazza dei Miracoli has been given to it after the First World War. When Gabriele D’Annunzio in his work “Forse che sì, forse che no”, 1910 cited it with these words:
“The Ardea rotated over the sky of Christ, over the meadow of Miracles”.
Any person who visit the Square of Miracles will love to stay in the area for a long period of time while admiring the beauty. The originality of miracles including the Baptistery, the Cathedral, the world famous Leaning Tower and the Monumental Cemetery have increased the popularity of it.
Most of the constructions are made out of white marble from the famous Carrara, which provides a fabulous look when combined with the blue sky and green earth. If you are planning to enjoy the beauty of nature along with some man made miracles, Square of Miracles is one of the best places to consider going.