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.

Read Pisa Guide»

Italy Podcasts

Hidden Rome

Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Francesco Galluzzi, a tour guide in Rome, about some of the city's less known attractions.

Download Podcast » View All Podcasts »

Pisa Videos

Pisa - a video postcard

Have a look around Pisa with our video postcard.

All Pisa videos »

Pisa Pocket Guide

Pisa Pocket Guide

Download our free pocket guides for cities all over the world that are packed with money-saving tips and more.

Download Pisa Pocket Guide View all guides »

Pisa City Reviews

  • 50%


    Don't stay over night

    There is not a lot to do in Pisa. You see the tower, wander the streets, have a pizza and that's all there is in Pisa. Lovely visit but not worth stayin overnight.

  • 90%


    Leisurely and comfortable Pisa

    Never look forward to such a comfortable Pisa. I spent a sunny and leisure day there. Foods are cheap and good. Worth coming!

  • 20%


    Terrible experience in Pisa

    I had my first melt down on my solo trip here. The people are not friendly and there is nothing to do except the leaning tower of pisa. Pisa is not a place that needs much time to explore. It was really cheap to get to La Spenzia to do the hikes in Cinque Terre though.

    Insider Tip:Do as quick stop if you are really dying to see the leaning tower.You will need a max of 20 min in this city.

  • 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!

Italy: Itinerary

Forgotten by too many travellers when visiting Italy as it is more commonly known for its fashion and rather than its culture, Milan is somewhere you should stick on your itinerary. Granted, it can be slightly more brazen than other Italian cities, but it also has some breathtaking architecture and intriguing museums.

Read More »

View All Italy Itineraries »

Please give us your feedback