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The best destinations near Pisa: Tuscany




Guide written by the community written by Alexandra Evans

Having experienced your first day in Pisa, you have a better idea of how exactly you will spend the second day in this amazing city. At this stage you already have the places of interest at your finger tips and you will be ready to start your intensive tour the first thing in the morning. Your outlined schedule for the day should include the things you will do, places you will visit, where you will go shopping and... continue
Pisa: Complete List Of Travel Guides


Guide written by the community written by Alexandra Evans

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, in the Central parts of Italy. Being the capital city of Pisa province, the city is known worldwide courtesy of its bell tower (leaning tower). However, apart from the leaning tower there are many other historic places and tourist site scattered over the town. It is believed that the city was founded on the shore, which eventually moved to the west due to alluvial sediments from rivers... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The objective of this square was to be the political center of the Ancient Maritime Republic. It is here that the Palaceof Elders was built. After the fall of Pisa, under the rule of the Medici, it was transformed by Vasari for Cosimo I, and was assigned to Headquarters of the Order of the Knights of Santo Stefano, order of chivalry created to defend the coasts of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the Muslim invaders.... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

They were built in 1155, with an average height of 11 meters. In addition to the walls, several towers were built, some of them have remained unchanged, such as the Tower of Santa Maria, the Lion Tower, the Tower of St. Agnes. The whole thing was a real obstacle to the enemy. The Medici, in the sixteenth century did restore the walls also building a fortress adapted to new military techniques. During the Second... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The city of Pisa, is divided by the Arno river and its banks are the Arno river, a place famous for being a meeting place for young people and important reference point for those wishing to explore the city and beyond. Lungarno is a set of wide streets and old buildings that line the walls of stone and brick that are raised when necessary to prevent flooding of the Arno to devastate the city. On this grand Pisa... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

This burial complex is located In the vicinity of the suburban cemetery of Pisa. In 1853 there were twenty tombs dating to the Iron Age. The Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Tuscany has worked on excavations from 1994 to 1998. The works have unearthed a large Etruscan tomb-shaped mound dating from the period between the end of the eighth century and seventh century a. C. This mound has a great... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The Church of Santa Maria della Spina was originally a chapel dedicated to St. Mary Pontenovo. It was in 1323 that had the shape of today, thanks to the noble families of Pisa, among which, the cooperation of the Gualandi family. Its name derives from the fact that here we keep a thorn from the crown of Christ. The facade of the school reflects the exquisite work of Nino Pisano with statues, the Redeemer and... continue
Pisa: Complete List Of Travel Guides


Guide written by the community written by Alexandra Evans

The construction works of the Monumental Cemetery, begun by Giovanni di Simone, started at the end of '200. It could be defined as a long rectangular porch that surrounds a large lawn area and closed externally by a city characterized by marble arches and Gothic windows. The walls of the four corridors were painted in the sixteenth century by important artists: Piero di Puccio, Benozzo Gozzoli, Spinello Aretino and... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Cedric Mills

The structure of the Baptistery, covered with white marble, is essentially Romanesque style, though the original plan has not been fully realized, both for the succession of many artists, the influence of new trends in architectural vestiges. So with several interruptions, the baptistery was built in the period from 1153 up to the end of the next century, under the direction dell'architteto Diotisalvi. Much of the... continue
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Galileo Galilei (Pisa, February 15, 1564 - Arcetri, January 8, 1642) was an Italian physicist, philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, father of modern science. His name is associated with important contributions in astronomy and dynamics - including the improvement of the telescope, which allowed important astronomical observations - and the introduction of the scientific method (often called Galilean... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Dave Mitchell

In the beautiful Square of Miracles, in Pisa, there is one the best architerctural art’s masterpiece of entire Tuscany: the Santa Maria Assunta’s Dome, as it is called this amazing building started in year 1069 and concluded around the half of IV century. The Dome is in the same beautiful location of the famous Pisa’s Tower protagonist of so many italian post cards: this cathedral is a real masterpiece worth of... continue
Pisa: Complete List Of Travel Guides


Guide written by the community written by Dave Mitchell

Pisa is famous in the world for its Tower but the whole city is very charming. I have been for the first time in Pisa during a trip with my own friends at the end of the high school. After parking outside of the city centre, we reached the Squares of Miracles (Piazza dei Miracoli) easily by walking, because the whole city is not based on so large distances. The Square of Miracles is surrounded by a wall and there... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

On June 17, in honor of Saint Ranieri is played, as usual, the Palio di San Ranieri in Pisa, a historical event in the Pisano in June every year.During the evening four boats representing the colors of the oldest parts of the town - St. Mary, St. Francis, St. Martin and St. Anthony - A dispute over the waters of the Arno race, the legacy of prestigious tradition maritime republic of Pisa.Palio di San Ranieri... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Cedric Mills

This event takes place on the eve of the Patron Saint's feast day (June 16) and transforms the Lungarno into a phantasmagoric fairy-tale setting. The architectural details of the palaces , windows, cornices, balconies the parapets of the river and the bridges glow in the reflected light of over 70,000 lumini (small glass lamps burning oil or wax) while thousands of lighted candles float on the waters of the Arno.... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Pisa’s Campo dei Miracoli, the "Field of Miracles", is deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has to be one of the most stunning squares in the world. No matter that it is packed with tourists; its huge scale means that they – we – are all dwarfed by their surroundings and relatively easy to ignore. And what surroundings! Everyone has of course flocked here to see that Tower, but for me the majestic Cathedral... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

When its construction began in 1064, the goal of its architects was that the new cathedral of Pisa should reflect the city's power and glory. At that time, Pisa was indeed one of the most powerful cities in Italy, and the treasures conquered by defeating other rival cities were either included in the design or provided the funds necessary to the construction of the new Romanesque-style cathedral. Covered in white... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Cedric Mills

Construction of the cathedral of Pisa's campanile began in 1173, but after only 5 years (they were working on the third floor at that point) the tower began sinking due to shallow foundations and unstable soil. It took nearly 200 years to complete the tower, both because architects were trying to figure out a way to make the tower stand and also because the city was frequently involved in battles against the cities... continue
Pisa: Complete List Of Travel Guides


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Surely by now, you've heard about, if not read some of (it is not just for teens and tweens) the Twilight series books by Stephanie Meyer. The second film installment of her Vampire saga - New Moon - is due to hit theaters in November and Tuscany plays a starring role...   In the story, the royal family of vampires, the Volturi, hail from the Tuscan town of Volterra and the main characters find themselves... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Corso Italia is the heart of the city centre, belonging to the Quarter of San Martino.The two historical quarters of this side of the city, Mezzogiorno, are divided by this very lively street, considered the High Street of Pisa.An ideal walk can begin from the Central Station; walking through via Gramsci, we arrive at an elliptical square, quite chaotic because of the traffic: this is Piazza Vittorio Emanuele,... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

With the Monti Pisani and behind the ridges of the Apennines not far away, San Giuliano offers its visitors and tourists the opportunity for mountain walks to discover unique destinations in contact with nature. San Giuliano Terme is an excellent starting point for visits to the Tuscan art cities. Alternatively it offers tours by car and mountain bike in search of picturesque villages and rich history in the typical... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Buti is a small Tuscan village set in a strategic position because you can quickly reach the most beautiful resort towns of Tuscany, including Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena, or the typical villages such as Calci, Volterra, San Gimignano, Pienza and other cultural tourist centres. It is also, thirty minutes from the Tyrrhenian coast with its famous resorts like Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, and Torre Del Lago. The... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

A few kilometres from Pisa, the town of Calci extends along the Valley, also known as Valgraziosa, dotted with villages and settlements that fall within the broader framework of morphological Monti Pisani, a true natural amphitheatre dominated by the summit of Monte Serra. Girded himself from the Pisan mountains, the monastic complex, also known as Carthusian Monastery of Pisa, is extended in Valgraziosa, it is... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Built on a ridge between the valleys of the rivers Cecina and Era, surrounded by a double curtain wall (the Etruscan and medieval), Volterra, near Pisa, is one of the most important towns of Tuscany, for the presence of monuments that attest to the civilizations that have occurred over the course of thirty centuries and for the processing of Tuscan artefacts, now one of the most typical and traditional Italian craft... continue
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