It is between the mid 13th century and the beginning of the 14th century that the Church of Santa Catarina was built for the intended use of the Dominicans. Its artistic assets have been amasses in time, referring to the works of Lippo Memmi, Fra Bartolomeo, Santi di Tito, Aurelio Lomi, Raffaello Vanii and Pier Dandini, not to mention the contribution of Andrea Pisano and of his son, Nino Pisano.

Giovanni di Simone is also said to have allegedly went shares in the general asset of this establishment by the bell tower pertaining to it. The façade of the building, though nothing out of the ordinary, looks a lot like a hut and it features a centrally positioned typical rose window. The church underwent a terrible fire in mid 17th century, but traces of the original artistic and religious richness of the establishment can still be seen, parts of it being restored in time.

Santa Catarina
Piazza Santa Caterina, Pisa, Italy
Telephone number:
0039 (0)50 552 883