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museo nazionale di san matteo

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SAINT MATHEW

The National Museum of Saint Mathew is one of the most important museums of Pisa that hosts numerous masterpieces of paintings and sculptures from the early medieval age, as well as archaeological and ceramic treasures. The collection contains works of some famous Tuscan artists like Nicola e Giovanni Pisano, Andrea e Nino Pisani, Francesco di Valdambrino, Donatello, Andrea della Robbia, etc..
The museum is situated in the ancient convent of Saint Mathew, on the small square San Matteo in Soarta, which dates from the early XI century.

 

 

Hours:
-work days: 8:30-19:00
-week end: 9:00-13:30
-closed: on Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

Price:
-Full price: 5.00 €
-Reduced: 2.50 €

 


the ancient naval museum of pisa

THE ANCIENT NAVAL MUSEUM

The Museum of Ancient Ships of Pisa, is a very young museum still under construction.
In 1998, during some works at the railway construction, different archaeological material started to come up. It has revealed to be a very important archaeological site, situated beside the Serchio river, where, due to numerous floods many centuries ago, at least 30 ships were destroyed and hidden under the water. Thanks to the complete lack of oxygen, they remained well conserved.
The Naval Museum is, for the moment, hosted by Arsenali Medicei, at Pisan Lungarno.

museo dell'opera del duomo

MUSEO DELL'OPERA DEL DUOMO

The Museum of Opera del Duomo is located at Piazza del Duomo, in the former chapter house of the Primatial, how the Duomo is called, since the archbishop of Pisa became a Primate in 1092.
The museum was inaugurated in 1986, to host all the treasures and works removed from the Duomo and Baptistry. The Museum guards some of the masterpieces of Tino di Camaino and Giovanni Pisano, as well as the reliquary from the XVII and XVIII centuries, and paintings from XV to XVII century.