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“Disappointing”

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina
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Owner description: Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest example of Gothic fancy.
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Visited here on a day trip from Florence. Was disappointed as although it was a beautiful building it was not open and not signage to say if and when it was. The guide books rated it highly due to having an apparent thorn from Christs crown.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We managed to find this beautiful little church we spied it from the main bridge over the Arno we crossed and walked along the riverside to the next bridge and crossed back to it. The architecture was awesome. We would have liked to have gone in as there is supposed to be one of the thorns from the crown of thorns but there didn't seem to be anyone around at the time we were there pity.

Thank di1310
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Don't pass by this little cathedral, we stopped by it at sunset, and God, how amazed we were. The sun over the Arno river and the colourful buildings nearby contrasted beautifully with the building's facade.

Thank POlivia
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a tiny church built to house a thorn ('spina') from the Crown of Thorns. Its façade is viewable when crossing the Arno on the Ponte Solferino. We stopped to see it while walking from the train station up to the Campo dei Miracoli, and were so glad to have done so! There is something perfect about the little Gothic cathedral and its immensely detailed exterior. There are so many pinnacles, one wonders if it was designed to look 'spiny' on purpose.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We passed by this lovely little church walking back to the train station after climbing the tower. Its so pretty right on the river that we just had to stop in.

Thank MerSamson
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