According to a legend, Pisa was founded by some mythical troopers from the Greek city of Pisa, once in the Alfeo river valley  in the Peloponnese.
Among the most important monuments of the city is the famous square of the Duomo, known as the Piazza dei Miracoli, declared a patrimony of humanity, with the cathedral built in white and colored marbles, between 1063 and 1118, in Romanesque style. The bronze portal of San Ranieri, by Bonanno Pisano and the pulpit by Giovanni Pisano. In the square stands the characteristic 12th-century bell tower, high 56 m high, which gained its characteristic inclination ten years after the beginning of its construction, today one of the most famous Italian monuments in the world.
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