ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, Italy - Facade of the cathedral of Pisa, begun 1063. The cathedral (Duomo) of Pisa was founded in 1063 after the victory of the Pisan fleet over the Saracens near Palermo. Stylistically it was a variation of the Mediterranean basilica plan with influence from Near Eastern architecture. The building has also Lombard overtones, especially in the facade with its four registers of freestanding gallery work.
ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, Italy - Cathedral of Pisa, begun 1063 The churches of Tuscan Romanesque were more decorated and artistic in design than the Lombard. The cathedral of Pisa has a typical Tuscan Romanesque basilica plan, a double-aisled nave is intersected by a transept formed by two single-aisles minor basilicas, each with its own apse and an elliptical dome over the crossing which is added later.