"Field of Miracles" Campo dei Miracoli Tip by Willettsworld

Campo dei Miracoli, Pisa: 78 reviews and 147 photos


There's evidence that people have been living in and using the area known as Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) since the 8th century B.C. A small dwelling of a curved plan structure with an unbaked brick floor was recovered from the north-east sector.

From the 8th to the 3rd century B.C. the north-east sector was assigned for sacred use where sacrifices were carried out and offerings left to the gods.

In the 3rd century B.C. following a fire that destroyed the last temple from the classical era, the area went back to being unhabited. Then a series of domus occupied the area.

From the 4th century A.D. the area became progressively employed for funerary use - the first cathedral is likely to have been built in this period. The present day cathedral now sits on the same site.

Address: Piazza del Duomo

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  • Updated Jul 4, 2005
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