Minister Bonisoli in Pisa: in Piazza dei Miracoli I don't want to see stalls. We will enhance San Matteo and ancient ships


Cultural Heritage Minister Alberto Bonisoli visits Pisa and says he does not want to see stalls in Piazza dei Miracoli, and also San Matteo and ancient ships will be enhanced.

Institutional visit for Minister of Cultural Heritage Alberto Bonisoli to Pisa. Bonisoli arrived yesterday in the city of the Leaning Tower, where he visited the National Museum of San Matteo and the Museum of Ancient Ships, while this morning he will participate in a working table organized by theOpera della Primaziale Pisana entitled Consolidation and Restoration Works of the Tower and its Monitoring, and will conclude his mission with a visit to the Monumental Cemetery.

Yesterday, during his visit to the San Matteo, the minister met with the press and local authorities, starting with Mayor Michele Conti, and had the opportunity to speak out on such long-standing issues as the issue of the stalls in Piazza dei Miracoli (a petition against their return was launched last February), the shortage of staff at the National Museum of San Matteo, and the enhancement of the Museum of Ancient Ships. On the stalls, Bonisoli said that “Piazza dei Miracoli is perfect like this and I don’t want to see the stalls there. I am convinced that we will soon find a solution ... however, it is a placement that does not involve returning to Piazza dei Miracoli, not even temporarily.”

As for the two museums, Bonisoli said they are “two real jewels to be enhanced, which will get all the attention they deserve from Mibac.” In particular, for the National Museum of St. Matthew, the minister assured that the ministry is working “to resolve the age-old issue of staff shortages, through an extraordinary recruitment plan that provides for the inclusion of 3,600 units over the next three years.” As for the Museum of Ancient Ships, on the other hand, which the minister would like to open in May, the ministry has earmarked 7 million euros in addition to another 10 million already invested over the years for the excavation and restoration of artifacts. “We want all the people who come to Pisa to see Piazza dei Miracoli,” Bonisoli stressed, “to be able to appreciate the entire heritage that this city is able to offer.”

Mayor Conti also spoke of a path “to be taken to enhance the many cultural assets we have in Pisa, starting with the treasures housed in the Museo di San Matteo, working to attract the millions of tourists from Piazza dei Miracoli to the center and the Lungarni circuit.”

Pictured: minister Bonisoli (center, in profile) with Pisa Mayor Michele Conti (far right) as they visit the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo in Pisa.

Minister Bonisoli in Pisa: in Piazza dei Miracoli I don't want to see stalls. We will enhance San Matteo and ancient ships
Minister Bonisoli in Pisa: in Piazza dei Miracoli I don't want to see stalls. We will enhance San Matteo and ancient ships


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