Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the Arno river on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city’s cathedral), the city contains more than 20 other historic churches, several palaces and various bridges across the Arno river. Much of the city’s architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics. ‘Piazza dei Miracoli’, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a magical place of rare beauty. In 1911 a series of cast iron and steel poles were installed to support the trolleybus wires.
Piazza dei Miracoli restoration
Neri has restored the old trolleybus poles changing them in lamp posts, with two pastorals, using ‘Light 22’. The top bracket was lost, so a mould has been recreated to reproduce the missing parts.
Several years ago, Neri had restored the same kind of pole, providing them with two ‘lampara’ lights. The poles had
been manufactured by ‘Pignone’ – a well known Florentine foundry – and placed along the banks of the Arno river.
As well as preserving and restoring its historical cast iron heritage, Pisa has recently made a series of maintenance operations on lamp posts that Neri installed thirty years ago. The original spheric light fixtures have been replaced with ‘Light 23’ to obtain significant energy savings and a better illumination.
Maia with ‘Light 22’
In other parts of the city, new lighting systems have been installed, specifically chosen for individual projects, like Maia with ‘Light 22’.
Heka with ‘Light 23’ and ‘Light 21’
The Heka system with ‘Light 23’ and ‘Light 21’ has been placed as well in roads and squares.
Mizar with ‘Light 21’
For those areas characterised by a more contemporary architecture, Mizar system with ‘Light 21’ has been chosen.
Tabit with ‘Light 801’
For those prestigious areas of the city, near the Piazza Cavalieri for instance – famous for the Count Ugolino’s tower described by Dante Alighieri – the Tabit system with ‘Light 801’ has been preferred.
‘Light 801’ has been chosen for the pedestrian paths in the city centre.
Under the market ‘loggia’, to illuminate the cloister vaults, ‘Light 150’ has been preferred due to its lighting features, able to illuminate downwards and upwards.
Near the train station, the old cable-mounted lights have been replaced with ‘Light 34’.
The lighting project has been complemented with fountains, benches, litter bins, edges flower bed and gazebos, creating a coordinated and harmonious set.