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

  • 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!

  • 40%


    It's the tower. That's it.

    Seriously don't expect to stay more than a couple hours here. We spent the day there (although we were at the end of our long trip, so super exhausted) and there was really nothing to do.

  • 60%



    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.

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