Pisa Holidays

Located in western Tuscany, and settled for nearly 3000 years, Pisa is known for just one thing – the Leaning Tower, which serves around the world as a shorthand image for Italy. It is indeed a freakishly beautiful building, a sight whose impact no amount of prior knowledge can blunt. Yet it is just a single component of Pisa's breathtaking Campo ... Read more
dei Miracoli, or Field of Miracles, where the Duomo, Baptistry and Camposanto complete a dazzling architectural ensemble. These amazing buildings belong to Pisa's Golden Age, from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries, when the city was one of the maritime powers of the Mediterranean. There are over 20 other churches and palaces in Pisa and numerous bridges crossing the Arno. After soaking up the history and architecture you can explore some of the restaurants and shopping or just kick back and enjoy the views.

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Head to the rolling hills of Tuscany in high summer and you will get your share of that mythical Tuscan sun, but you'll be competing with a rush of other travelers inspired by the same idea. Spring and fall ... Read more
offer an ideal combination of good weather, with temperatures around 73F (23C) and fewer crowds. The month of August and Easter are both important holidays for Italians, so expect to book far in advance, while visiting in winter will afford the lightest crowds and cool but not freezing temperatures at 45F (7C).

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Coxsackie

Pisa is a smaller must see town in Italy, with its iconic leaning tower, you just can’t explore Tuscany without a stop here! Great authentic food for an affordable price- once you venture down a side street off the main drag of course. And what’s a visit to Pisa without the typical posed photo holding up the tower!

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Broadbeach

Who hasn't heard of historic Pisa? The quadrangle contains not only the Leaning Tower abut also the Cathedral and the Baptistry - all very interesting buildings to visit and, if you're feeling energetic, you can climb up to the top of the Leaning Tower. Pisa is also a university town with the River Arno running through the centre and the birthplace of Puccini - so the City itself is also full of history.

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Foster City

I took a day trip to Pisa from Florence by train to see the leaning tower of Pisa. Spent half the day walking around Pisa before coming back by train.

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San Diego

There's really not much to see in Pisa besides the tower, but for that quintessential European summer stop, you need to go. Just avoid midsummer weekend afternoons if possible. Because we didn't, and it was nuts.

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In comparison with other Italian cities, Pisa feels much smaller and quieter. The Piazza del Duomo, where the Leaning Tower of Pisa stands, is quite lovely, though some may not find this worth a trip to an entirely different city. Keep in mind, however, that Pisa also offers a number of other churches, bridges, and the River Arno to satiate your adventure needs.

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Anchorage

Known mostly for the leaning tower, Pisa's top site is actually a world-class four-site architectural ensemble known as Piazza dei Miracoli.

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Local from Arezzo

(150Km 1h 50min) Pisa is the city of Leaning Tower, the most famous symbol. Other important sights are Duomo in Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), the Baptistry and the Monumental cemetery.

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Abergavenny

What started off as a very rainy day, the sun soon came quickly out to brighten the day and I had a great day out in the Square of Miracles climbing up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and exploring the area. Well worth the visit.

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Puerto Vallarta

The main point of visiting Pisa is to come to see, and take a picture with, the famous leaning tower!

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Oklahoma City

I’ll admit that when close friends were considering Pisa as a honeymoon destination my advice was to opt for the romance of Florence/Firenzeinstead, but for those not on a honeymoon, Pisa’s railway junction makes it a great base for exploring by train.
There are frequent trains between Pisa and Florence/Firenze and the journey time is only 45 mins.
The fact that price difference in average hotel rates can enable travellers staying in Pisa to save money, even when the train ticket prices to/from Florence/Firenze are factored in to the equation, is a good reason for opting for Pisa, but it is far from the only one!
There are multiple spectacular destinations, other than Florence, that can be accessed from Pisa by train.

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