Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi
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travelsafer
7,044 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Nice small square at the end of the borgo stretto street that leads to the bridge. It has a statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi who was a general who helped to unify Italy. There are a couple of bars, a gelateria and a bank with an ATM.
Written 23 May 2023
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dapper777
Monaco63,813 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
It is quite popular and is a reference point for the Pisans themselves and for visitors and tourists.
The square is located at the northern end of the Ponte di Mezzo and is bordered on the remaining three sides by historic buildings, which have characterized the cultural and social life of the city since the late modern age.
In the background, together with the Borgo Stretto, stands the building that housed the Casino dei Nobili from the mid-eighteenth century, while on both sides there are the buildings that were once among the oldest hotels in Pisa. Next to them is the building with the arch under which the "Madonna dei Vetturini" was placed, at the beginning of the arcades of Borgo Stretto. The wooden tabernacle with the Madonna and Child is attributed to Nino Pisano and dates back to the period 1360-1370.
It was so called because it was located at the beginning of Borgo Stretto, as a religious protection for the numerous carriage drivers, who were stationed in the square waiting for their customers, and who worshipped the tabernacle.
What we see today is a copy, because the original, badly damaged, was restored and placed in the museum of San Matteo.
Not exactly in the center of the square but a little bit westward, is the life-size bronze statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi made in 1892 by the Roman sculptor Ettore Ferrari and cast by the Crescenzi foundry in Rome.
The pedestal shows episodes from the life of Garibaldi, including the fall of Rome and his wound at Aspromonte, which was cured in Pisa.
Originally the square, which was the most central and famous because it was, for its position and size, the center of activity and hospitality in the city, was known simply as Piazza di Ponte di Mezzo until the end of the 19th century, when it was named 'Piazza Garibaldi'.
Interesting.
Written 7 October 2021
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Travelingjohn123
Peterlee, UK3,057 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Nice statue and square next to the riverbank and the bridge to station. Cafe serves half price pizzas during 6-8pm so worth a look if you want a cheap eat and are in the area.
Written 19 August 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Piazza Garibaldi is a popular square in the center of the Mezzo bridge. The square is not symmetrical, not very beautiful, but it is full of life like the Campo de Fiori in Rome. Why did I think of her? Because the dominant square is a statue of the same sculptor Ettore Ferrari. Only here, instead of the majestic Giordano Bruno, there is a statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Interestingly, it was placed in the same year 1892 as the bronze statue of king Vittorio Emmanuel II in front of the station. Note that here Garibaldi is also in a hurry, not on a horse like the king. For Ferrari to put the hero on a horse was not a problem - his Garibaldi in Rovigo on a horse. Perhaps this is a limitation of the customer, who carefully made sure that Garibaldi did not stand out. On the basis of the monument to the hero of Risorgimento, the main moments of his life are presented, in particular his arrival in Pisa after being wounded in the battle of Aspromonte in 1862. Garibaldi paid the tax in blood for the unification of his homeland, unlike his crowned counterpart.
Written 3 February 2020
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Bernard W
Dallas, TX1,904 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Piazza Garibaldi contains the statue of General Garibaldi who guided unification of Italy in the 1800s.
Written 25 November 2019
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Johan H
Stockholm, Sweden240 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is one of the squares you walk by while going along the main shopping street. Just as all the other squares scattered across the town this offers a nice variety of gelato, food and drinks!
Written 28 July 2019
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SJG2858
Nottingham, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great location for old city (tower) restaurants, shopping and train station

the rooms are very pretty clean and fresh. the owner Luigi is extremely welcoming and very helpful

Breakfast in the Palazzo is excellent.Good choice and lovely to sit and watch the world go by.

i would certainly recommend this little gem if a b and b
Written 16 July 2019
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,646 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This is a very nice piazza (square) in Pisa. It's near the Arno River, and you can stroll around here
Written 29 June 2019
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travelsafer
7,044 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
This is a small square at the beginning of Borgo Stretto in Pisa. It is next to the River Arno. There is a statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian general who helped the unification of Italy, that gives the name to this square.
Written 4 June 2019
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Conrad N
Whitstable, UK1,010 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This piazza is at the centre of Pisa facing the river. Over the bridge you get to Corso Italia - the main shopping street of the city, whilst going in the opposite direction (Northwest) you can get to the Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knight's Square) and further on the Piazza dei Miracoli. Piazza Garibaldi itself is unremarkable except for the statue of the great man.
Written 26 October 2018
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