19/05/2022 - 27/05/2022


Archivio di Stato
Lungarno Mediceo

In Pisa, a series of events from 19 to 27 May on the occasion of the ‘Days for the Enhancement of the Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage’, involving the State Archive and the Diocesan Historical Archive. Among the documents of great interest that can be admired is Clement VI’s bull, ‘In supremae dignitatis’, with which the Pope instituted the teaching of medicine, canon law and civil law in Pisa as the founding act of the University

For the exhibition at the Diocesan Historical Archive (20 – 21 May, guided tours at 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.), the main and most conspicuous fund is represented by the ‘Diplomatico Arcivescovile’, consisting of 2844 parchments produced or acquired by the Bishopric in the performance of its spiritual and temporal activities, starting from the 8th century (among them the oldest original parchment in Italy dating back to January 720) up to the 19th century.

For the State Archives of Pisa (20 – 27 May, guided tours at 11 a.m.) the Diplomatic collection gathers documentary evidence from the 8th to the 19th century, amounting to approximately 21,000 parchments. One of the main partitions of the Diplomatic collection is undoubtedly that of the Public Acts of the Municipality of Pisa: 234 parchments (11th-16th centuries) comprising, among other things, imperial and papal diplomas, relating to concessions of privileges to the Municipality and the Pisan Church, franchises, treaties, as well as a series of Arab diplomas and some Greek diplomas attesting to Pisa’s many important relations with the East