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Ancient times

Pisa's origins remained unknown for centuries. The city lies at the junction of two rivers, the Arno and the Serchio in the Ligurian Sea forming a laguna area. The Pelasgi, the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Ligurians have variously been proposed as founders of the city. Archeological remains from the 5th century BC confirmed the existence of a city at the sea, trading with Greeks and Gauls. The presence of an Etruscan necropolis, discovered during excavations in the Arena Garibaldi in 1991, allowed to clarify its Etruscan origins.

Ancient Roman authors referred to Pisa as an old city. Servius wrote that the Teuti, or Pelopes, the king of the Pisei, founded the town thirteen centuries before the start of the common era. Strabo referred Pisa's origins to the mythical Nestor, king of Pylos, after the fall of Troy. Virgil in his Aeneid states that Pisa was already a great and developed centre by the times described; the foundation of the city in the 'Etruscan lands' has been credited to settlers from the Alpheus coast.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Pisa


A: 0436 20120917 Pisa 3 Schiefer Turm

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B: Pisa - Leaning Tower

door Carsten Arenz, 20 hier vandaan

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C: Leaning Tower

door Toni Garbasso, 20 hier vandaan

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Leaning Tower

D: Italy pisa vor turm

door Frank Luetgenau, 20 hier vandaan

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E: Leaning Tower of Pisa

door Hans von Weissenfluh, 20 hier vandaan

One of the world wonders. Buiding began in 1173 by Bonanno Pisano and ended in 1350. 12,000 by 6,000 ...

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F: Torre de Pisa

door Allan De Leon, 20 hier vandaan

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G: Pisa 02

door Mok Oh, 20 hier vandaan

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H: Pisa

door Piotr Pacyniak, 20 hier vandaan


I: Leaning Tower

door Toni Garbasso, 20 hier vandaan

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Leaning Tower

J: The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

door Sergey Kalinin, 20 hier vandaan

The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Dit panorama is genomen in Pisa, Tuscany

Dit is een overzicht van Tuscany

The Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions, is known throughout the world for its Landscapes and for the Works of Art that it houses (It is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance). Six localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the Historical Center of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa with the Leaning Tower and the Val d'Orcia. It is in the central Italy and borders with Emilia Romagna (north), Marche and Umbria (east) and Lazio (South). The West coast is bathed from the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea; here we can find the islands of the Tuscan archipelago including the island of Elba. The regional capital is Florence and the other provinces are: Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.

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