Pisa

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Discover Pisa and Tuscany

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the icon of the city, is the most famous Italian monument in the world. Together with the cathedral and the baptistery, the tower forms a complex of buildings, described by the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio as a "miracle". For this reason, the piazza where these buildings are located became known as Piazza dei Miracoli. In 1987 it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pisa is a mix of open-air museum and lively student town; its university is one of the oldest and most prestigious in Italy. The medieval city centre is lined with churches, porticoes, and numerous restaurants and bars. Pisa’s beauty is also apparent in its bridges, palazzi, and outstanding museums, such as the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and the Museum of Graphic Arts.

The nearby coast offers beautiful beaches and postcard pretty towns such as Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, not to mention the famous “Cinque Terre”, five enchanting villages on the Ligurian coast. The picturesque countryside is known for its rolling green hills, cypress and olive trees, and vineyards.

Facts & figures

  • Flight time

    01:15 h

  • Distance

    600 km

  • Ländervorwahl

    +39

  • Airport

    PSA

  • Language

    Italian

  • Currency

    EUR

Edelweiss tips for Pisa

Sightseeing in your Pisa holidays

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    At the Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa's green cathedral square, you'll find not only the cross-shaped Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, but other impressive buildings such as the Baptistery, the Camposanto Monumentale cemetery, and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. View in maps
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    Aside from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, this university town has many surprises in store. Take a stroll along the Arno river to discover the charm of this wonderful destination. Make sure to visit the Piazza delle Vettovaglie to have a bite to eat in one of the many bars or restaurants. View in maps
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    Pisa makes the perfect starting point for a road trip through Tuscany. Set off on an adventure through the romantic hills of the countryside and enjoy lively cities such as Siena or San Gimignano. The winding country roads will give your road trip that extra kick. View in maps

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