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    Joshua Cooper
    3 Jul 03, 2014

    I haven't spent a tremendous amount of time in Pisa but the city is largely just the leaning tower. With all the scenic and historical towns throughout Tuscany, my preference would be Florence, Cortona, or Siena.

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  • PisaPro 2014
    Leow Cheng Lam
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    5 Jun 29, 2014

    Pisa is famous Leaning Tower and Cathedral in the Square of Miracles. Here there's time for photos before continuing your drive past the quarried of Carrara and the resorts of Portofino.

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    Wayne Atherholt
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    4 May 02, 2014

    This is a great town - and of course you have to see the Leaning Tower - but the town itself is nice and not too crowded and a quick easy train ride from Florence which can seem overrun with mopeds and tourists at times depending on the district.

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    Forrest Spears
    3 Jun 18, 2014

    It's the Tower! Oh, yes, you can walk back to town and along the Arno River but, it's still the Tower.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Nov 12, 2013

    Pisa is famous for the leaning tower, but it is so much more than that. The historic center is lovely. The baptistery is one of the coolest buildings I have ever seen. Unfortunately it can feel at times like a tourist trap; nevertheless, it is still worth visiting

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    Rachel Greene
    4 Oct 20, 2013

    Admittedly, I've not seen too much of Pisa - just the walk from the bus to Campo dei Miracoli, but the bit of it that I did pass through was lovely and I'd definitely like to revisit more of the city.

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    Jonathan C
    5 Jul 03, 2014

    Pisa with its famous tower, Duomo and Baptistry is just under an hour's drive away from Bagni di Lucca.

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    3 Mar 29, 2014

    Pisa was better than expected, but I don't know how you can spend more than half a day there. The doumo, leaning tower, and the main square are the principal attractions. Also the church of San Stefano (with the pirate banners), but mostly it's a stop-off on the way to Florence.

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    Barbara Kossy
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    5 May 05, 2013

    Sometimes I think of Pisa as "Florence in your pocket." It's got the famous tower, the Arno, great art and architecture, and a university, but you can walk through the center of town in a day. It's got lots but its not overwhelming. I love the mix of students and tourists and residents, the lovely buildings along the Arno, and the great restaurants. Plus it's a transportation hub so you can take day trips to Lucca, Florence, and Pietra Santa.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Mar 31, 2013

    Pisa is a small city with a small airport. It's something you can do in two days or less. Most people come for the Tower, but there's more to see in that plaza. Walks along the Arno are amazingly. There's even a tiny cathedral on it.

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    Serena T. Dolci
    4 Mar 10, 2013

    Eternal rival of Lucca, Pisa is well known because of its tower. If you plan a visit in Tuscany, stop one day there, visit the tower, find out her secrets and have dinner in the downtown.

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    Jim Barton
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    4 Dec 18, 2012

    If you want to go to the top of the tower get there early and plan on staying for a while. The wait could be long!

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    Rebecca Everson
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    4 Dec 12, 2012

    Only go if you really want that picture. You will be bored in 15 minutes. The airport is really the only good attraction.

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    Carla Henriques
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    3 Oct 11, 2012

    Lovely city, but there is no need to straying away from the main tourist track that takes straight to the leaning tower, besides that it's pretty much just a large display of Italian urban age-decay.
    Have a gelatto while around, but before coming reserve your visit to the leaning tower to make your visit quicker. Then by train go to Florence or La Spezzia (Cinque Terre), they are places with much more to do.

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    Koji Kawano
    3 Oct 09, 2012

    I was in Pisa for a day, a business trip from London and had to return in the evening. The airport is very cute, and so is the city center. I wished I had had more time to explore...

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    Nichole Hartmann
    3 Aug 01, 2012

    Beautiful!! Definitely worth stopping for a couple hours, while you are on your way to another destination, or a day trip from Florence.

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    Manuela Nadin
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    3 Aug 01, 2012

    Pisa is one of the main cities in Tuscany, famous for its pending tower you could see also quiet far away. the historic centre is quite small and it is the only worthy part of the city to visit. Everything concentrates around Piazza dei Miracoli. It is quiet alive and there are some interesting spost along Arno river, where young people go to have a drink.

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    Francis Pena Airline RN
    5 Jul 27, 2012

    AMIDST the soaring temperature (30C) of the day, my enthuasiam to see the iconic and famous Romanesque style Leaning Tower of Pisa did not dampen my day. Driving 2 hours from Parma, we arrived at 12 noon at the piazza dei Miracolli and the place was teeming with crowds - visitors and tourists in groups.
    Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy located in the mouth of the right bank of River Arno. It is the capital city of the province of Pisa. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also home of the Univeristy of Pisa known for its Napoleonic studies since the 12th century.
    Just like me, for any other reasons, I came to this city today to see the sights and most especially the bell tower of the Leaning tower of Pisa. People and tourists converged at the piazza dei Miracolli to get a vantage view of the tower and do a striking poise as if their hands or fingers are leaning on the tower. Unusual as it is ... looked so funny just like me posing in a body movement that seems so unnatural.
    After paying 2euros entrance fee, I entered the main Duomo cathedral and was awed by its magnificent interiors. One can feel the somber and solemnity of the place amidst the rows of wooden pews. The light from the afternoon sun that penetrates through the stained glasses highlights the soft illumination of its romanesque architecture. As I have been to numerous churches all around Europe. my mood and feelings are always beyond my expectations.

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    Dee Rule
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    You see pictures and hear about it, but nothing can prepare you for the first glimpse. The view from the top is outstanding. The tower is within the Miracle square and all around are little curio stalls. Well worth the trip.

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    Kip Stolberg
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    I'm sure there are more things to do in Pisa than just see the leaning tower, but we had a hard time getting anywhere. Also I guess we weren't supposed to rive our camper so close to the tower hence the 200 Eruo ticket. Too touristy and felt like an outdated Disney attraction.

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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 dei Miracoli, or Field of Miracles, where the Duomo, ... read more
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 the 12th century wall snakes through the old city. After soaking up the history and archetecture you can explore some of the restaurants and shopping or just kick back and enjoy the views.

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