GLOBAL TREASURES: Italy (Pisa)


 

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Global Treasures: Pisa
Ullman, Frank - Television Director

Catalogue Number: GTR-DVD-1001
UPC: 879061006005

Global Treasures - History's Most Protected Monuments - Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa's Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world's heritage. Join us as we explore one of these protected monuments.

Starting at Piazza dei Miracoli, the square in which the Leaning Tower is located, the architectural splendor of the Cathedral and the Baptisterium are in fascinating contrast with the Camposanto Cemetery. Classic art, frescos and sculptures live alongside the engaging simplicity and reverent calm of the graveyard.

Although the decorative splendor, symmetry and generous dimensions of the Piazza dei Cavalieri are a feast to the eye, it is the startling and precarious imperfection of the Leaning Tower that dominates the interest of this Renaissance city.

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