Constructed in a cloister design with wings sprouting from a central dome, the massive complex was built on hallowed earth brought to Pisa from Calvary in the Holy Land, during the Fourth Crusade.
According to legend, this soil is reputed to reduce bodies to skeletons within a day of burial.
The cemetery is also famous for its precious frescoes. Most of the artworks were destroyed during WWII, but those that remain are displayed in the Fresco Room. The most famous are the Triumph of Death and Last Judgment.
Tours & Tickets
Embark on this 9-hour day trip to Florence and Pisa with a pickup directly from the La Spezia cruise port. Discover the beauty of each city with visits to the ... Read more
Location: La Spezia, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
The tour departs from Livorno with our shuttle service. Once in Florence, you can hop on a Vespa scooter and enjoy a 3-hour tour that will take you around ... Read more
Location: Livorno, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)