Pisa’s Duomo was completed in 1092 and stands as one the most impressive examples of Pisan Romanesque, a local subgenre of Romanesque design.
We all know the Italian city of Pisa for its iconic leaning tower. But right next to one of the symbols of Italian architecture stands a stunning cathedral that should not be missed by Catholic travelers.
The majestic Corinthian columns between the nave and the apse, sculpted from granite monoliths, come from the mosque of Palermo.
One of the most outstanding features of the cathedral is its “cosmati” stonework, where elegant geometric patterns were created with inlaid marble.
The apse features a large mosaic by Italian sculptor Cimabue depicting Christ enthroned between the Virgin and St. John.