Pisa Travel Guide
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 98%History Buffs
- 60%Local Culture
- 51%Budget Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (83)
- PisaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 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
- PisaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Aug 06, 2013
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.
- PisaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2May 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.
- PisaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 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.
- PisaOct 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.
- PisaJul 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.
- PisaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersBackpackersJul 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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