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%



    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!

  • 60%


    one-day trip

    Me and my boyfriend was there only for one day, during our trip to Florence. it was nice to see classical touristic spot - Leaning Tower. we also caught the bus to Marina di Pisa, located at the seaside, which was also nice, but we were dissapointed there was not even a little beach to relax and take a bath. Pisa is a little bit too empty - no other places to see, a lot of streets without any signs or maps, helping the tourists getting to know where they are or where should they go.

  • 50%


    Its the leaning tower of Pisa! ... Okay...

    clean city although most food places shut around sunset, not much of a party scene that i noticed, felt safe and easy to find your way around.

    Insider Tip:go to the tower/cathedral at sunset, it looks stunning! 18 euros to climb the tower so bring money for that if you intend to do so! dont go looking for loads to see and do, there really is the tower and cathedral and the walk back to your accommodation

  • 80%


    The tower and the old city

    Pisa is a nice place to visit, but not for a long stay. The cathedral and the tower are must-see, but after that it is much better to travel with a bus to a beach or to some other place in Tuscany.

    Insider Tip:There are very nice ice cream in the city centre.

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