Crossing the threshold of the new Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Pisa gives the sudden sensation of feeling elsewhere. Yet, the building of the ancient Episcopal Seminary is also located in the crowded Piazza del Duomo. After five years of work, from the 3000 square meters of the renovated museum emerge the cultural interweaving and the skill of the...

Archaeologists from a university in Pisa believe they have officially confirmed the identity of the city’s famous Leaning Tower. A man by the name of Bonanno Pisano remained a mystery for so long because he was embarrassed of his creation’s tilt. “The poor man died deluded, never realizing what a marvel it would be centuries later,” Professor Amman...

This past summer, six Princeton students from different academic backgrounds embarked on the inaugural year of the language immersion program in Pisa, Italy. For four weeks, students explored various themes, ultimately improving their Italian language proficiency while simultaneously gaining a deeper understanding of the country’s rich and diverse...

Un lampo di luce nella mente mentre, da sola nel suo studio che si affaccia sulla torre pendente, guardava per la millesima volta quell’iscrizione. Così un mistero che durava dal 1838 è stato svelato. Giulia Ammannati, ricercatrice di Paleografia alla Scuola Normale Superiore, ha capito subito di averla fatta grossa: «Per prima cosa ho mandato una...

Hypersonalization has been a leading trend in the field of services, design, fashion and goods in general. Why is this happening now? Several reasons are contributing to this shift, and all seem to have been accelerated by social media and digital devices.  Empowered behavior, as consumers have a direct channel to express what, where, and when they...

La Normale di Pisa è la prima università del mondo per la ricerca nelle 'Scienze Naturali': fisica, matematica, chimica. Lo ha reso noto una classifica internazionale pubblicata oggi 21 ottobre, la RUR Natural Sciences World University Ranking, che ha valutato le performance di oltre 700 università nelle 'Natural Sciences', analizzando numero di pa...

Visitors flock to Tuscany’s Pisa to share a fleeting moment with the famous Leaning Tower then leave – but Pisa is not all about the Tower. Eager to explore gorgeous Tuscany over 12 days, Pisa offers cheaper accommodation than surrounding cities and also makes an excellent base for travel. A little background on Pisa Pisa’s origins date back to the...

A new cooperative partnership with an Italian university is giving Troy University archaeology students a chance to explore one of the world’s most historic areas. TROY students spent this summer working on a historical dig with the University of Pisa, the first in what are planned to become yearly trips to Italy. The partnership came about due to...

A bunch of weeks ago, one of our articles dedicated to curious facts about the Colosseum became quite popular on Lifeinitaly’s Facebook page. As it seems our readers have a keen interest in knowing more, little known facts about Italy’s most recognizable monuments, we decided to dedicate a few lines to another very popular Italian landmark, the lea...

The year 2019 sees the ongoing celebration of the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the then young democracy of the United States and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The events, which last throughout the year, are organized by various public and private entities under the patronage of the American Consulate in Florence. It's just a coin...