WHAT TO DO IN PISA: A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE CITY
If you think, like most visitors, that the first and only thing you can do in Pisa is admiring the famous leaning Tower, you are wrong. So, what to do in Pisa, then? There are many things to do and see besides the Tower. Find it out in this brief guide to Pisa!
What to do in Pisa
The Tower of Pisa is certainly a must-see attraction if you are going to visit Pisa, and you should visit it, and especially climb it. However, it’s not the only thing to do in Pisa.
Every hour of the day tourists rush the city of Pisa, and if you don’t mind getting up early, you should visit the city early in the morning.
At that time of the day you can enjoy the city, its beauty and the light illuminating the monuments. In addition, you can enter its shops and typical cafés located in the historic centre.
WHAT TO DO IN PISA
Besides the leaning Tower are many other things to do in Pisa and masterpieces to discover (even though you’ll stay only one day!)
Tower of Pisa – you can’t go to Pisa without seeing the leaning Tower! It’s the city’s most famous monument, so you’d better book your visit in advance, or you may run the risk of missing the most important attraction. In the post Tower of Pisa tickets: how to book and skip the line you’ll find all useful information to book the entrance ticket.
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta – next to the Tower of Pisa you’ll admire the wonderful façade of the Cathedral. If you’re an art lover you must enter. It will leave you speechless!
Baptistery – located near the Tower and the Cathedral is also the Baptistery. You can climb it and enjoy a stunning view of the city of Pisa. In addition, it has fewer steps than the Tower of Pisa!
Piazza della Carovana –the most important buildings of the city overlook this small square.
Ponte Di Mezzo (Mezzo Bridge) – to enjoy a wonderful view of the River Arno take a walk up to the Ponte di Mezzo. If you go there early in the morning or late in the afternoon you can take wonderful photos!
Santa Maria della Spina – this small Church on the River Arno boasts a Gothic façade and is one of my favourite places in Pisa. It is located not far from the Ponte Di Mezzo.
WHAT TO DO IN PISA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS: A ONE-DAY TRIP FROM PISA TO LUCCA
Pisa is beautiful and should be visited slowly, but one day is enough to discover it. But from Pisa you can visit other areas of Tuscany. For example, you can go and see works of art in Florence, but you can also make a trip to Lucca or to Siena, two cities located near Pisa just as fascinating (maybe even more).
However, you if you have more time at your disposal, you can take it easy and spend one day in each city, because each one has a completely different atmosphere.