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Museums - Pisa

Museums and Art

Overview

Besides the two major museums in Pisa that IQCruising highlighted - the 'Museo delle Sinopie' and the 'Museo dell’Opera del Duomo' - the 'Museo Nationale di San Matteo' is worth the walk to the north bank of the River Arno, where 12th to 15th century Pisan art is displayed.

If traveling to Pisa by train, the cruise visitor shouldn't miss a mural painted by Keith Haring on the rear wall of the Church of Sant’Antonio (very close to the train station).

Museo Nationale di San Matteo
(St. Mathew's National Museum)

Editor Points: This museum sits on the north bank of the Arno in the former monastery of St. Matthew, built in the 13th Century. The Pisan art featured here ranges from the 12th to the 15th century. There are also a few 18th-century pieces from the Tuscan art school. Sculptures, paintings, miniatures, and tapestries are all on display as well as ceramic basins and glass-work. Some of the most famous pieces are by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Francesco di Valdambrino and Donatello. You can also peruse the local Romanesque and Gothic art.

Photo of St. Mathew's National Museum in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

St. Mathew's National Museum, Pisa

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Tuttomondo
(All World)

Editor Points: A large mural on the rear wall of the Church of Sant’Antonio was painted in July 1989 and has become one of the main public art displays in Pisa. It is known as the last public work of New York artist Keith Haring. The total area of the mural is 180 square meters and represents humanity summarized in 30 separate figures.

Photo of the Tuttomondo Mural in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Tuttomondo, Pisa

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Editor Points:The Church (and the Mural) is located very close to both the train and bus stations. If traveling on your own to Pisa, the cruise traveler will have a rare a opportunity to see the artwork.

Museum of the Ancient Ships of Pisa

Editor Points: In 1998, ancient ships were discovered in the Pisa-San Rossore Station. A large number of ships sank in this particular junction of the Pisan channel and the river Serchio. As archaeologists continue to work, you can visit the area and see the ships, as more pieces are continually being uncovered and restored.

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Last Update: July 9, 2016

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