Pisa Pocket Guide

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Best-known as the home of the Leaning Tower, Pisa presents you with a clear impression of green shutters and bustling piazzas, along with its more iconic sights. Bisected by the Arno River, Pisa is divided into four main historical quarters and each one has its own specific draws. Sunshine, great food and friendly conversation are all found in abundance here, so if you're heading to Northern Italy make sure to add Pisa to your list of destinations to check out.

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  • Cheap Eats Find out where to go for top Tuscan dishes, cheap lunch specials and more...
  • Don't Miss From the Leaning Tower to the Botanic Gardens, we bring you Pisa's top attractions...
  • Pisa for Free Learn how to save money on bottled water in Pisa and much more...
  • A Day in Pisa... Read how we spent the perfect day in this city in Northern Italy

Pisa City Reviews

  • 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.

  • 40%


    Just a tower!!

    Second time in Pisa, and nothing to do or see once the Tower has been visited. Lots of very typical tourist restaurants, all quite cheap but no real Italian style food or cafes.

    Insider Tip:Worth a visit as a day trip, but would not spend more than 3/4 hours here.

  • 70%


    Can be done in a day!

    We arrived in Pisa at 6pm and left the following day at 2pm, this was ample time to do everything! We had a nice meal in the evening, saw the tower, went up then tower and went to the cathedral the following morning, toured the local markets and had a nice lunch! The city is a little grotty with the exception of the main tourist area.

    Insider Tip:Stay at the Window to the tower B&B! Its easy to find and walkable from the station, get to the river, cross it, head to the tower and then you are basically there!

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