Pisa is a city in the central Italian region of Tuscany lets see what to do in Pisa.
You don’t need more than a day to see it and you can easily reach it by car or by train, it’s just one hour from Florence or Siena. The train station is only a pleasant 20 minute walk from heart of the center and there is no need to take a bus.
What to do in Pisa?
The Piazza dei Miracoli is the principal thing you want to see. The square is dominated by three religious edifices: the Cathedral, the Baptistry and the Monumental Cemetery.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa), however, is the best known building in the Piazza dei Miracoli. The construction of the tower started in 1173 and was completed in 1350. The land where it was constructed is quite sandy, so the tower began tilting while the builders were constructing the third floor and since then it has never stopped leaning.
It has always attracted many visitors over the centuries, including the Pisan scientist Galileo (he played a major role during the Italian renaissance he was an astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician) who climbed the tower to conduct his famous experiments on falling objects.
You can climb the Torre di Pisa for 15 Euros. It is also possible to reserve your entrance using the official site here below.
Besides the Piazza dei Miracoli, in Pisa you can see these museums:
- Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
Museo Nazionale di S. Matteo (where you will find the famous “The Virgin and Child” by Simone Martini)
- And other attractions:
Santa Maria della Spina
Piazza dei Cavalieri: (home of the Scuola Normale di Pisa, which is one of the most prestigious universities in Italy) the building was designed by Vasari in 1562.