City Guide Pisa, Italy

Visiting Pisa

Located in the Tuscany region in the north of Italy, Pisa is best-know as the home of the world-renowned Leaning Tower. That’s not the only string on the bow of this great city though, as it also boasts a number of other great attractions along with a great selection of bars and restaurants.

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Pisa City Reviews

  • 40%


    Prime location but that's about it...

    This B&B doesn't mean the expectation of bed and breakfast, as there wasn't any breakfast yet the confirmation booking says 'breakfast included'. When we asked about this we were told there's a kitchen we can use. MISLEADING. The positives was that there was Wi-Fi which worked well, clean and decent rooms with comfortable beds (however, we did have to wait 15mins upon arrival for the rooms...UNORGANISED), shared bathrooms and walking distance to the centre, sights and train station.

    Insider Tip:Avoid booking this accommodation unless you're use to staying somewhere where you're pretty much left to your own devices. It was as if we were staying in someone's house without the hospitality. Glad we only stayed 1 night, had an odd vibe.

  • 60%


    Ruined by tourism...

    I visited Pisa 7 years ago for a day and was quite enamoured with it, found a tiny unassuming restaurant that served the best carpaccio I've ever tasted, then lay beside the tower listening to a guy and his guitar, lovely atmosphere. Not this time, it was busier and it was FILTHY! We retraced our footsteps to the restaurant which now sports a tacky neon sign above the entrance, we visited another LP recommendation which didn't disappoint, but it's not the pretty atmospheric city of before!

  • 40%



    Worth a stop to see the tower but extremely overrated. All the bars and restaurants close at 8pm and there is literally NO NIGHT LIFE. I'm not just talking clubs and bars, but walks and pubs and shows/entertainment. There is genuinely nothing to do in Pisa, which is a real shame because its a beautiful city.

    Insider Tip:Do Pisa in a day - don't stay the night as there's nowhere to eat, drink or hang out after 8pm!

  • 60%



    Very little to do in Pisa. Pisa doesn't look all that appealing once you come out of the train station. Once you've made your way to the Leanjng Tower and Duomo and looked around the markets, we felt we had seen as much as we wanted to.

  • 80%


    Well located. Within walking distance of both the train station and the river. The breakfast was really good, and served room service style.

    Insider Tip:If you enjoy museums, go to the Blue House. it is an easy walk, and free admission!

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