This beautiful museum contains the masterpieces from the centuries-old construction site of Piazza dei Miracoli, in which the Cathedral, the Tower, the Baptistery and the Camposanto of Pisa are located.
The museum has 25 rooms containing a total of 380 works. Among them, there are several new works that have been restored, such as the triptych of the Virgin Enthroned with Saints, tempera and gold on a panel by Spinello Aretino, or the crown, the sceptre, the globe and a very refined cloth belonging to Emperor Henry VII, recovered on the occasion of the recognition of his tomb, carried out in 2014.
While moving through the rooms, we have the first Pisan, Islamic, Byzantine and classical art that dialogue with each other, with inlays, bas-reliefs and capitals from the facade of the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Then there is the original furniture of the presbytery, a marble capital and a bronze Griffin. From the great season of medieval sculpture in Pisa, the museum contains works by Nicola Pisano and his son Giovanni, by Tino di Camaino and Nino Pisano, up to Andrea Guardi, Donatello's most active student in the city of Pisa.
At the end of the itinerary, while in the museum rooms, you can look out from the upper loggia at the Leaning Tower. In the cloister on the ground floor, the large busts of the Baptistery, aligned along the left wall inside compartments, underline the dialogue of the statues with the architecture. The creator is the young Giovanni Pisano, who proves himself to be the absolute protagonist of this museum.