Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Culture Vultures
    • Language

      Italian and Flemish (Belgian Dutch). Very few people speak English in Pisa.
    • Altitude

      4 metres/ 13 feet
    • Time zone

      UTC + 2 hour
    • Theme

      Heritage, Religious

Not just the Leaning Tower, the small town of Pisa will charm you with its brilliant Gothic and Renaissance architectural wonders, art galleries, lush-green parks and lively streets.

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  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

    There is something about this tilted structure that attracts millions of visitors every year from across the globe to Pisa. So, come and discover this wonderful monument yourself!

  • Architecture

    While most people travel to Pisa to see the epic tower, monuments like Baptistery, Duomo, Guelph tower and other structures also boasts of immaculate architectural excellence.

  • Great Cafes

    Thanks to the University students that crowd the city every year from different parts of Italy; many value-for-money cafes, restaurants and other eateries can easily be found here.

Be prepared

  • Less Activities

    Besides Segaway tours and a historical walk around the Piazza dei Miracoli, there are not many options for activities in Pisa.

Describing It

Imagine a city that has been drawing attention to itself world over because of a monuments which leans unintentionally. Synonymous with the city of Pisa, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is now a rare wonder for many visitors from across the globe. Welcome to the city of the Leaning Tower- Pisa. While the tower is definitely the iconic representation of Pisa, there are other historic and religious sites inside the Piazza dei Miracoli Sqaure which will cast a spell on you with its fascinating designs and structure. Most visitors to Pisa come from Tuscany, owing to the short distance between both cities.

Believed to be founded by the Greeks initially, Pisa was later conquered by the Romans in 180 B.C. Apart from the leaning tower of Pisa, the city also attracts a lot of students as it is home to the elite University of Pisa which was established in 14th century where a large chunk of students enroll every year. Popular Italian mathematician and astronomer Galileo himself was an alumni of this celebrated university. The large student population in Pisa creates a lively atmosphere in the city. In fact, out of the 100000 inhabitants of the city, 60000 are students. No wonder budget cafes and hostels are a common place in Pisa and so are bars and pizzerias.

Being a small city, walking is the best way to explore the different attractions of Pisa. Blessed with favourable weather, most tourists prefer exploring Pisa on foot.