Pisa is a small town in the Italian region of Tuscany. Perhaps most well known for its Leaning Tower, Pisa is full of fantastic architecture, with the majority dating back to between the 11th and 13th centuries.
The town is a maze of hidden backstreets that lead to picturesque squares and medieval buildings. Pisa's main historical centre lies on the northern stretch of the River Amo and is enclosed by 12th century walls.
The best time to visit Pisa
Pisa holidays offer a Mediterranean climate with hot sunny days during the summer months and cooler rainy weather in winter.
Summer brings the highest temperature and also the highest number of visitors. If you're looking to experience Pisa with a quieter atmosphere then pick spring or autumn dates between April and June or September and November. These low season months offer pleasant days with clear skies and gentle breezes.
Sightseeing in Pisa
Top of most people's list for taking a holiday to Pisa is the Leaning Tower, but don't be fooled into thinking that's the only attraction worth seeing. The Leaning Tower is the bell tower to the cathedral it stands next to, both of which are part of the Campo dei Miracoli or Field of Miracles. Alongside the cathedral and tower are the largest Baptistery in Italy and the Camposanto, said to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world.
Culture and History in Pisa
Pisa holidays are packed with historical monuments and medieval buildings and are a perfect example of the phrase 'outdoor museum'. If you want to spend some time indoors then head to the Museo dell'Opera, which houses numerous paintings and sculptures. Or pay a visit to the Museo delle Sinopie that exhibits original Camposanto fresco sketches.
For a chance to experience a true Italian atmosphere the Piazza Garibaldi is the place to be. This pedestrianised area is considered to be the centre of the city and here you'll find open-air concerts amongst bars, restaurants and shops.
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