San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno – also referred to as the old cathedral (duomo vecchio) – is one of the oldest religious establishments in Pisa, historic mentions being made as from the 9th century. The restoration and expansion works the church underwent during the 11th and the 12th century were clearly conducted under the influence of the Pisa Cathedral which by then stated to implement a sensibility for Romanesque curves and grandness as far as architectural elements go. The façade is said to feature the most striking resemblance with the Cathedral, having been completed in the 14th century by the renowned Giovanni Pisano and it is mainly carved in marble. An additional objective behind the church as such is represented by the Sant’Agata Chapel which was restored subsequently to World War Two, as it was the case with San Paolo in its entirety. At present, the establishment makes a fine tourist objective one must always tick off once in Pisa.

San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno
Piazza San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno, Pisa, Italy