Published: September 29, 2017
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Pisa in Infrared

Infrared photos of the city, its streets, monuments, and Piazza dei Miracoli.

Loggias of the Tower of Pisa

Loggias of the Tower of Pisa - Pisa, Italy Detail of the arches and columns on the lower loggias of the Tower of Pisa.

The Tower of Pisa and the south end of the Pisa Cathedral transept

The Tower of Pisa and the south end of the Pisa Cathedral transept - Pisa, Italy The height of the Tower of Pisa from its foundation is 58.3 meters, or 100 Florentine arms ("braccio fiorentino"), or also Pisan arms ("braccio pisano"), an ancient measurement unit frequently used in the Republic of Pisa, which is equivalent to 58.3 centimeters (23 inches). Due to its tilt, its height above the ground varies approximately 80 centimeters (31 inches) between the highest and lowest side.

Neo-Attic vase with low-reliefs next to the Pisa Cathedral

Neo-Attic vase with low-reliefs next to the Pisa Cathedral - Pisa, Italy

The Baptistery, Cathedral and Tower of Pisa in infrared

The Baptistery, Cathedral and Tower of Pisa in infrared - Pisa, Italy

The Pisa Cathedral and the Tower of Pisa in infrared

The Pisa Cathedral and the Tower of Pisa in infrared - Pisa, Italy

The Putti Fountain in front of the Tower of Pisa

The Putti Fountain in front of the Tower of Pisa - Pisa, Italy

Porta Nuova in infrared

Porta Nuova in infrared - Pisa, Italy This gate, located on the west side of Piazza dei Miracoli, is part of Pisa’s medieval wall, and was commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici in 1562, whose statue is at Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knights’ Square), and can also be seen in the photo gallery of the City of Pisa.

Detail of Porta Nuova in the Pisa wall

Detail of Porta Nuova in the Pisa wall - Pisa, Italy

Lungarno Gambacorti in Pisa

Lungarno Gambacorti in Pisa - Pisa, Italy A street corresponding to the Sant’Antonio quarter, which borders the Arno River on the south.

The medieval wall of Pisa in infrared

The medieval wall of Pisa in infrared - Pisa, Italy

A street in the Santa Maria quarter of Pisa

A street in the Santa Maria quarter of Pisa - Pisa, Italy

South side of the Tower of Pisa

South side of the Tower of Pisa - Pisa, Italy The 6 loggias of the tower have 30 columns each.

Campano Tower in the center of Pisa

Campano Tower in the center of Pisa - Pisa, Italy This is a medieval tower located in Via Calvalca. It is also known as Torre dei Caciaioli ("Tower of the Cheese Mongers"), probably because, since medieval times, the ground level of many of the buildings in the area used to be rented to merchants for storage of goods.

The Arno across Pisa

The Arno across Pisa - Pisa, Italy

A street of Pisa in infrared

A street of Pisa in infrared - Pisa, Italy

The Archiepiscopal Palace

The Archiepiscopal Palace - Pisa, Italy Palazzo dell’Arcivescovado.

Lungarno Gambacorti

Lungarno Gambacorti - Pisa, Italy As mentioned in the gallery of the City of Pisa, the white geometric shapes on the windows of buildings along the Arno are part of the preparations for the "Luminara di San Ranieri", a traditional celebration of Pisa began centuries ago by Cosimo III de’ Medici, in which the buildings and historic monuments are specially lighted for a night.

Façade of the church of Santa Maria della Spina in infrared

Façade of the church of Santa Maria della Spina in infrared - Pisa, Italy

Back façade of Santa Maria della Spina in infrared

Back façade of Santa Maria della Spina in infrared - Pisa, Italy

Detail of the back side of the church of Santa Maria della Spina

Detail of the back side of the church of Santa Maria della Spina - Pisa, Italy Detail of the gables, arches and statues in the niches of this romanesque-gothic church.

Ceiling of the church of Santa Maria della Spina

Ceiling of the church of Santa Maria della Spina - Pisa, Italy

A building in Vittorio Emanuele II Square in infrared

A building in Vittorio Emanuele II Square in infrared - Pisa, Italy

Ponte di Mezzo

Ponte di Mezzo - Pisa, Italy The "Ponte di Mezzo" (Central bridge of Pisa), reconstructed after the Second World War, is located in the intersection of the 4 historic quarters of Pisa: Santa Maria and San Francesco to the north of the Arno, and Sant’Antonio and San Martino to the south.

Palazzo Pretorio and the Clock Tower

Palazzo Pretorio and the Clock Tower - Pisa, Italy Located at Piazza dell’Orologio or Piazza XX Settembre.

Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri

Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri - Pisa, Italy Church began in 1569. Located in Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knights’ Square). The bell tower of the church, dating from 1572, stands out behind its façade.

A gate of the Stampace bastion

A gate of the Stampace bastion - Pisa, Italy This bastion was part of Pisa’s wall and is located in its southwest end.

Detail of the façade of the Catholic church of San Michele in Borgo

Detail of the façade of the Catholic church of San Michele in Borgo - Pisa, Italy

Palazzo Poschi in infrared

Palazzo Poschi in infrared - Pisa, Italy This is a building dating from the 15th century in Borgo Stretto street, built over an arcade.

Palazzo Pretorio and the buildings along the south bank of the Arno

Palazzo Pretorio and the buildings along the south bank of the Arno - Pisa, Italy In the center of the picture is the Clock Tower of Palazzo Pretorio in Piazza dell’Orologio. On the left, a partial view of the Ponte di Mezzo.

Vittorio Emanuele II square in Pisa

Vittorio Emanuele II square in Pisa - Pisa, Italy

Statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II

Statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II - Pisa, Italy Statue of Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of unified Italy, in the homonymous square of Pisa. In the background, the building of the Chamber of Commerce of Pisa.

Church of San Sisto of Pisa

Church of San Sisto of Pisa - Pisa, Italy Church consecrated in the 12th century near Piazza dei Cavalieri.

Detail of the church of San Sisto of Pisa

Detail of the church of San Sisto of Pisa - Pisa, Italy The cross on top is the Pisan cross, which consists of 4 arms and 3 spheres on each arm.

Tower of the church of San Sisto

Tower of the church of San Sisto - Pisa, Italy

Façade of the Clock Palace at Knights' Square

Façade of the Clock Palace at Knights' Square - Pisa, Italy This is Palazzo dell’Orologio of 1607, in Piazza dei Cavalieri, which included in its structure a medieval tower, the "Torre della Fame" (Tower of Hunger).

Clock Palace in Knights' Square of Pisa

Clock Palace in Knights' Square of Pisa - Pisa, Italy

The church of Santa Cristina on the bank of the Arno

The church of Santa Cristina on the bank of the Arno - Pisa, Italy A church rebuilt in 1118, after a previous structure was destroyed by floods, whose neoclassical aspect is due to its restoration in 1816. It is located next to the Palazzo Blu.

The baptistery next to the Pisa Cathedral

The baptistery next to the Pisa Cathedral - Pisa, Italy

Archiepiscopal Palace in infrared

Archiepiscopal Palace in infrared - Pisa, Italy Bulding to the east of Piazza dei Miracoli.

Bike in a street of the Santa Maria quarter - Infrared version

Bike in a street of the Santa Maria quarter - Infrared version - Pisa, Italy

Detail of the back façade of the church of Santa Maria della Spina

Detail of the back façade of the church of Santa Maria della Spina - Pisa, Italy

Buildings in the center of Pisa

Buildings in the center of Pisa - Pisa, Italy

Detail of the façade of the church of San Michele in Borgo

Detail of the façade of the church of San Michele in Borgo - Pisa, Italy

Clock Palace in Piazza dei Cavalieri

Clock Palace in Piazza dei Cavalieri - Pisa, Italy

The Tower of Pisa through the medieval wall

The Tower of Pisa through the medieval wall - Pisa, Italy The Tower of Pisa as seen through a secondary door of the medieval wall next to Porta Nuova.

The medieval wall of the ancient Republic of Pisa - Infrared version

The medieval wall of the ancient Republic of Pisa - Infrared version - Pisa, Italy

Scuola Normale Superiore in infrared

Scuola Normale Superiore in infrared - Pisa, Italy The university institute Scuola Normale Superiore in Piazza dei Cavalieri.

Detail of the façade of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri

Detail of the façade of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri - Pisa, Italy

The Tower of Pisa in infrared

The Tower of Pisa in infrared - Pisa, Italy

Detail of the blind arcade of the Tower of Pisa

Detail of the blind arcade of the Tower of Pisa - Pisa, Italy Infrared photo of the arches of the tower at ground level, with Corinthian engaged columns, and inlaid polychrome marble laid out in geometric shapes.

The Baptistery of Pisa in infrared

The Baptistery of Pisa in infrared - Pisa, Italy

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Loggias of the Tower of Pisa - ThumbnailThe Tower of Pisa and the south end of the Pisa Cathedral transept - ThumbnailNeo-Attic vase with low-reliefs next to the Pisa Cathedral - ThumbnailThe Baptistery, Cathedral and Tower of Pisa in infrared - ThumbnailThe Pisa Cathedral and the Tower of Pisa in infrared - ThumbnailThe Putti Fountain in front of the Tower of Pisa - ThumbnailPorta Nuova in infrared - ThumbnailDetail of Porta Nuova in the Pisa wall - ThumbnailLungarno Gambacorti in Pisa - ThumbnailThe medieval wall of Pisa in infrared - ThumbnailA street in the Santa Maria quarter of Pisa - Pisa in InfraredSouth side of the Tower of Pisa - Pisa in InfraredCampano Tower in the center of Pisa - Pisa in InfraredThe Arno across Pisa - Pisa in InfraredA street of Pisa in infrared - Pisa in InfraredThe Archiepiscopal Palace - Pisa in InfraredLungarno Gambacorti - Pisa in InfraredFaçade of the church of Santa Maria della Spina in infrared - Pisa in InfraredBack façade of Santa Maria della Spina in infrared - Pisa in InfraredDetail of the back side of the church of Santa Maria della Spina - Pisa in InfraredCeiling of the church of Santa Maria della Spina - Pisa in InfraredA building in Vittorio Emanuele II Square in infrared - Pisa in InfraredPonte di Mezzo - Pisa in InfraredPalazzo Pretorio and the Clock Tower - Pisa in InfraredChurch of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri - Pisa in InfraredA gate of the Stampace bastion - Pisa in InfraredDetail of the façade of the Catholic church of San Michele in Borgo - Pisa in InfraredPalazzo Poschi in infrared - Pisa in InfraredPalazzo Pretorio and the buildings along the south bank of the Arno - Pisa in InfraredVittorio Emanuele II square in Pisa - Pisa in InfraredStatue of King Vittorio Emanuele II - Pisa in InfraredChurch of San Sisto of Pisa - Pisa in InfraredDetail of the church of San Sisto of Pisa - Pisa in InfraredTower of the church of San Sisto - Pisa in InfraredFaçade of the Clock Palace at Knights’ Square - Pisa in InfraredClock Palace in Knights’ Square of Pisa - Pisa in InfraredThe church of Santa Cristina on the bank of the Arno - Pisa in InfraredThe baptistery next to the Pisa Cathedral - Pisa in InfraredArchiepiscopal Palace in infrared - Pisa in InfraredBike in a street of the Santa Maria quarter - Infrared version - Pisa in InfraredDetail of the back façade of the church of Santa Maria della Spina - Pisa in InfraredBuildings in the center of Pisa - Pisa in InfraredDetail of the façade of the church of San Michele in Borgo - Pisa in InfraredClock Palace in Piazza dei Cavalieri - Pisa in InfraredThe Tower of Pisa through the medieval wall - Pisa in InfraredThe medieval wall of the ancient Republic of Pisa - Infrared version - Pisa in InfraredScuola Normale Superiore in infrared - Pisa in InfraredDetail of the façade of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri - Pisa in InfraredThe Tower of Pisa in infrared - Pisa in InfraredDetail of the blind arcade of the Tower of Pisa - Pisa in InfraredThe Baptistery of Pisa in infrared - Pisa in Infrared
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