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Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest example of Gothic fancy.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very ornate, little gothic church right on the edge of the Arno river originally constructed in the 13th century and then dismantled and raised to a higher point on the river bank in the 19th century. Worth looking over the spectacular and intricate exterior...More

Thank inoble
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the river bank you can see this little marble church. It is full with carvings, just you can not go inside. But an excellent photo opportunity.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Passed by this tiny church, set on the bank of the River Arno to the right of the Solferino Bridge as we walked from the train station to the Leaning Tower. It is very beautiful and the carvings on the walls amazing so much like...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Nice church to look at from the outside. Do not be sad if you don't come inside, it is not much to see.

Thank BoaWe
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

While walking from Pisa Central Station to the Leaning Tower of Pisa we stumbled on the Santa Maria Della Spina, a Gothic church on the Arno River.

Thank Jeffthehangman
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Walking back from the Leaning Tower to the train station we crossed the Arno River and had a view of the unusual Saint Maria Della Spina church. This was an unusual pale coloured church built right on the rivers edge. It was a beautiful little...More

Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is an old church sitting right on the edge of the river it is one of the most stunning building I have seen and it is miles away from any where so very easy to miss.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Such a special building saved from the river. Often special exhibits inside but worth seeing just the outside for its charm and detail

Thank Beatrice H
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Walking from the train station toward the Leaning Tower of Pisa, before crossing the bridge across the river, many will find it almost impossible not to stop, walk down a just bit to see this beautiful little church close up. Part fairy tale castle, part...More

Thank MeandHeTravel
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is a nice stop before visiting the famous Leaning Tower. Midway between the train station and the tower, it belongs to the unique Pisan architectural style and shares some similarities with the tower. The interior is relatively austere.

Thank Leon L
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