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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

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Pisa

    In a nutshell, I was a bit let down by Pisa. Walking round, there is a general feel that some of the vibrancy and life that the rest of Italy has to offer is washed away here. The tower isn't as spectacular as other towers in Tuscany, say for example Giotto's Campanile in Florence. It just happens to be on a lean. Others may disagree and feel more suited to the touristy vibe. I was mostly travelling there to use the airport.

    Insider Tip:I did have a brilliant meal in Pisa though! A set meal with bread, salad, pizza, beer and great service for under 10 euros. It was on the main street leading up to the tower, towards the back though away from the crowds.

  • 50%

    qchrissiet

    pass on pisa

    Pisa is alright to stay one day/one night in. Go to Pisa and see the tower, grab a bite to eat in the town - then catch an early train out the next morning.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Consider going to Lucca when you visit PISA.

    PISA will be covered by half-day, then you can spend another half at Lucca, 30 minute by train from PISA central.

  • 60%

    shinobisin6358

    Pisa is a good city for half of the day but there is a also a great place for swimming not far away in Tirrenia, Marina Di Pisa and Livorno (20-30 minutes by bus, cost 4 euro return ticket).

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Small, pretty city near the beach for hot weather!

    Pisa is a small city in the north of the region of Tuscany! Which means it can be really hot here in summer (as in most of Tuscany). Other than that it's a beautiful city! Espacially the Piazza di Miracoli, whit the tower and it's cathedral. Pisa isn't really big, but it's really close to nearby cities as Lucca & Florence (Firenze in Italy). It's also pretty close to a beach, which is only appr. 30 minutes away with the bus. Another plus, the airport is really close by the city center!

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