Top attractions in Pisa
There are quite a few things to see in Pisa aside from the obvious! The Tuscan city's four historical quarters offer lots to see and do - here are a few suggestions.
You have to admit - the Leaning Tower of Pisa does look a bit odd in real life, but that's what makes it a fun and perfect spot for a selfie!
This is the less well-known but more grand building attached to the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Inside, you'll see Galileo's Lamp, very impressive frescoes, and intricate marble work.
Over one thousand years old, this spa's relaxing properties are just as potent today as they were back when it was built. The natural spring water, Acqua Mathelda, is mineral-rich and promotes dilation of the blood vessels.
Tuscany's idyllic hills provide the backdrop of a rich wine heritage, just an hour or two outside the city of Pisa.
Pisa offers much more to see beyond its well-known Renaissance art. In the 1980s, legendary New York artist Keith Haring was so enamored with the city that he painted a mural inspired by his admiration. Look out for it- hidden off Piazza Vittorrio Emanuele II.
Established in 1544, this was the first university botanical garden in Europe. Enjoy its greenery and open air buildings!
A relatively well-kept secret, this small museum houses most of the original art from Pisa's historical buildings.
If offbeat buildings are you thing, make your next trip the tiny village of Suurhusen, Germany, whose church's steeple beats Pisa's tower by 1.22 degrees.
The Luminara festival is held every June in Pisa, in case you want to plan your trip around it - the spectacular sight of 10,000 candles along the River Arno shouldn't be missed if you can help it!
Unsurprisingly, the area around the Leaning Tower is very busy and therefore the prices are heavily inflated. Wander Pisa's winding streets for an authentic dining experience and more affordable prices!
Unfortunately, tourists can be targets of crime in Pisa - keep your belongings close to you and be wary if strangers approach you offering help.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+02:00)
- Country Code+39
- Best time to visitLate September to October is the best time to avoid the high heat of the summer and the crowds. If you don't mind the busy season, June has a number of lively street festivals. Keep in mind, in August many locals go on holiday and close their shops, restaurants and hotels.
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What people are saying about Pisa
I recommend this trip. Is a great way to see a part of Tuscany in a day. San Gimignano and Siena are great places. Take a gelato or a glass of wine and enjoy the panoramic view in San Gimignano. All the guides were friendly and was a pleasure to be around them. Vegetarian option for the lunch.
Eduardo was an awesome guide who helped us navigate easily and gave great recommendations! He was able to take us to so many different locations and used time wisely so nothing felt rushed!
Rosa the tour guide was fantastic. With her warmth, friendliness and knowledge it made for an amazing tour. The sites of Tuscany were breathtaking, especially San Gimignano and Pisa. The wine tasting was a great way to experience the wines of the region and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the tour. My husband, son and myself loved it. Very friendly people and guides on our tour.
Loved this tour! Saw places we never would have gotten to see and without the hassle of driving ourselves. The wine tasting was excellent and lunch was good. I read other reviews that said lunch was late in the day and not much food. Ours was before noon and plenty to eat and drink. We totally enjoyed it and the whole tour! Money well spent! We’d definitely do it again!
The minivan was comfortable and spotless: the guides knowledgeable and the February sunshine set the scene for Pisa and florence, two fantastic sites that were busy, but did not overwhelm with tourist hoardes.