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“Pisa, an antient town, stands in a  marshy place, has a good river runs  through part of it,and an aqueduct upon  arches, that brings water from mountains  four miles distant, and has nothing else  remarkable, except the Camposanto, which  is made of holy earth brought from  Jerusalem in fifty galleys.”

— ,John Clenche. A tour in France & Italy, made by an English Gentleman, 1675

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, straddling the River Arno just before it empties into the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city’s cathedral), the city of over 89,940 residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area) contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across the River Arno. Much of the city’s architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics.

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