|View of the monuments inside the Field of Miracles (Cathedral Square) from the entrance gate. |
In order from front to back: the Baptistry, the Cathedral, and the leaning Tower of Pisa
|The Baptistry of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni), which was also|
constructed on the same unstable soil as the leaning tower, leans
0.6 degrees towards the Cathedral.
|Museo delle Sinopie behind the chain of souvenir stores|
Inside the Field of Miracles is a museum housing the preparatory sketches for the lost Camposanto frescoes. Hidden behind the souvenir stalls, Museo delle Sinopie serves as the keeper of the drawings which were laid down by the medieval maestros themselves for them to follow as they painstakingly plastered over small portions of the sketch to paint a certain portion of a final fresco. I appreciated these drawings more when I learned about how frescoes are made.
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