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'''Pisa''' (population 100,000) is a city in [[Tuscany]], [[Italy]] at the mouth of the river [[Arno]] on the [[Mediterranean]].
 
'''Pisa''' (population 100,000) is a city in [[Tuscany]], [[Italy]] at the mouth of the river [[Arno]] on the [[Mediterranean]].
   
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By far the best known for site in Pisa is the famous [[leaning tower of Pisa|leaning tower]] which is but one of many archetecturally and artistically important structures in the city's ''Campo dei Miracoli'' or ''Field of Miracles'' to the north of the old town center.
Pisa is best known for its [[leaning tower of Pisa|leaning
 
tower]], which is part of the ''[[Piazza dei Miracoli]]'' (Square of Miracles).
 
The tower was built to stand vertically but began leaning soon after construction started in [[August]], [[1173]].
 
   
 
Pisa was one of the 4 Marine Republics of Italy (''[[Repubbliche Marinare]]''), toegether with [[Genoa]], [[Amalfi]] and [[Venice]]). The city was a very important commercial center during the [[Middle Ages]] and controlled a significant Mediterranean fleet.
 
Pisa was one of the 4 Marine Republics of Italy (''[[Repubbliche Marinare]]''), toegether with [[Genoa]], [[Amalfi]] and [[Venice]]). The city was a very important commercial center during the [[Middle Ages]] and controlled a significant Mediterranean fleet.

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Pisa (population 100,000) is a city in Tuscany, Italy at the mouth of the river Arno on the Mediterranean.

By far the best known for site in Pisa is the famous leaning tower which is but one of many archetecturally and artistically important structures in the city's Campo dei Miracoli or Field of Miracles to the north of the old town center.

Pisa was one of the 4 Marine Republics of Italy (Repubbliche Marinare), toegether with Genoa, Amalfi and Venice). The city was a very important commercial center during the Middle Ages and controlled a significant Mediterranean fleet.