It is with its historic heritage and richness that Pisa lures countless tourists around the world, a history which is substantiated by the many establishments the city is replete with. Most of its cathedrals and churches, as well as its museums are known to have been founded as early as the 9th of 10th century, the heritage being enlarged during the subsequent centuries. But religious establishments and museums aside, there is a series of other edifices in Pisa which pertain to none of these two categories; nevertheless, they are just as valuable as to their historic charge.

The Archbishops Palace (Palazzo Arcivescovile) impresses by its solemnity so characteristic of the façade and of the elements which peg it out, such as the windows and the pediments, as well as the two columns sustaining the first floor terrace. The courtyard of the Palace features some busts representing various archbishops in Pisa, but also a fine work of art of Andrea Vacca, namely, Moses, dating back to the 18th century. The ground floor features some Baroque frescoes, but the main asset of this edifice concerns the archive it hosts, namely, the Archiepiscopal Archive.

Palazzo Arcivescovile
Piazza dell’Arcivescovado, Pisa, Italy