Pisa Travel Guide

Pisa is well known to most Italian visitors for its Leaning Tower, in this city you will enjoy some magnificent architecture, medieval quarters and Romanesque churches. Pisa deserves more than the day trip most visitors allow for. Part of the Tuscany region, Pisa is home to its own airport and offers easy access to other popular parts of the Tuscany region including Florence and further on to Rome. The city is a beautiful part of Italy and is a living testament to the spectacular architecture found throughout Italy.


Pisa Accommodation

Although Pisa is most popular as a day trip on many visitors' itineraries, it is well worth spending a little more time in this amazing city. Overnight options are available and with the great range of Pisa accommodation available, there's really no reason why you shouldn't. Conveniently located close to major attractions including, of course, the Leaning Tower, Pisa accommodation offers a range of comfortable and affordable options. With easy access to public transport, getting to and from your Pisa accommodation is also quick and affordable. Book Pisa Accommodation


Getting Around Pisa

Getting around Pisa is simple and affordable thanks to its great public transport options and airport. The Galileo Galilei Airport is Pisa's own airport and is conveniently located just a few kilometers south of the city itself. This makes getting to Pisa easy and with hourly train services departing from the airport, including services which continue on to Florence, getting into the city is a breeze. Trains arrive approximately 1km from the city's centre and there are also regular bus services available. Getting There


Attractions

Attracting millions of tourists annually, the iconic landmark of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is just part of major tourist attraction Campo dei Miracoli or 'Field of Miracles'. The Campo dei Miracoli is also home to the Duomo cathedral, Baptistry and cemetery or 'Camposanto'. The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is also a popular attraction and is home to Giovanni Pisano's Madonna del Colloquio while in the city's east you'll find Romanesque churches and in the west, the Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale. More about Pisa Attractions


Pisa Facts

Pisa is the birthplace of Galileo Galilei, one of the greatest astronomers and physicists in Western history. Football is Pisa's main sport however one of the first sports to have its own association in Pisa was shooting. Beginning in 1173, construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa took 344 years. Although the Allies received intelligence during World War II that the Germans were using the Tower as an observation post, it was so beautiful that they did not destroy it. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo, Baptistry and Camposanto were all named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.