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Pisa Travel Guide

Pisa Attractions

Top Attractions

The Leaning Tower of Pisa - This one of the most famous landmarks in Italy. Building of the tower began in 1173 and while still building the third gallery, it already began to lean over. Building of the tower was halted for almost a century, untill it was finaly completed in 1275. This is a sight not to be missed.

Church of Santa Maria della Spina - The Church of Santa Maria della Spina is located on the south bank of the river Arno, originaly it was closer to the river but was moved to its current position in 1871 due to fears of flooding. The church is Pisa's finest example of Gothic architecture and is one of the top attractions in town.

Camposanto Vecchio - This historical site dates back to 1278 and was established as a museum in the early 19th century. It exhibits 14th and 15th century detached frescos; Roman sarcophagi; statues; sculptures; tombstones; and Medieval and Renaissance architectural elements. There are many interesting exhibits to see, so you should set aside a few hours in order to get through them all.

Osteria dei Santi This is one of the first non-touristy restaurants in the Tower area. It is very affordable and it has excellent food. It is very busy at lunch time because the people who work at the University Departments nearby go there.
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Lungarni To understand the past and the present of Pisa, one should not miss a walk around the Lungarni, the streets running along the river. There are amazing buildings here, popular and noble. Walking on the Lungarno you can see the typical Tower houses, and many noble palaces which accommodated famous writers over the centuries, such as Lord Byron and P.B. Shelley.
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Piazza dei Cavalieri Piazza dei Cavalieri is as beautiful as the Field of Miracles, with the only difference that most tourists just ignore it! It is an amazing square, which is believed to have been the heart of the forum at the time of Roman Pisae. It was the centre of the political power during the Republican period and it was transformed by Cosimo I of the Medici family into the head quarters of the new military force of the Knights of Saint Stephen. The present look is due to a redesign by famous architect Vasari. There are very beautiful buildings hosting one of the most prestigious Universities in Italy, Scuola Normale Superiore and the beautiful Church of Santo Stefano. The library of the school was the tower of the Count Ugolino mentioned in Dante's Divina Commedia.
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Pisa Activities

Parco di Migliarino - This regional park was established in 1979 and covers over 24,000 hectares, and is situated along the coast from Viareggio and Livorno. This is a great place to go and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, and get back to nature.

Pisa Restaurants and Bars

Pisa Restaurants

Da Bruno - Via Luigi Bianchi. This trditional trattoria is one of the best in town, and is popular with locals and tourists alike. They serve a wide range of traditional Pisan dishes, including prosciutto con crostini antipasto; pasta e ceci; and zuppa pisana. This is a great place to go and sample some of the best local food and the prices are very reasonable, $12 - $17 for main meals.

La Mescita - Via D. Cavalca 2. This is one of the best and most popular restaurants in Pisa, and is frequented by locals and tourists alike. They serve an excellent range of local dishes, and the menu changes every month so you will always taste something new. The food is excellent and the prices are very reasonable, $11 - $18 for main meals.

Trattoria S. Omobono - Piazza S. Omobono 6. This trattoria is where locals gather to enjoy authentic Pisan home cooking. On the menu is a delicious range of local food, such as brachette alla renaiaola; tagliatelle alla scarpara; and baccala alla livornese. The food is excellent and the prices very good, $20 for a full meal, including wine.

Pisa Bars & Clubs

Almatea - Located at Piazza Cairoli. This cocktail bar is a great place to start off sampling the nightlife that Pisa has to offer. You can sit back, relax and sip on a cocktail or a glass of chianti, while mixing with the locals that frequent the bar.

Borderline Club - Via Giuseppe Vernaccini 7. This live music venue is popular amongst the young locals and tourists alike. They play a wide range of music from rock to jazz. This is a great place to party the night away, while meeting new people and having a few drinks.

Bulldog's Pub - Corso Principe Amedeo 21. This pub is a great place to go if you're looking to let your hair down, have some drinks and mabye dance a little. It is very popular with a mixed crowd of locals and tourists alike. The pub has a more international feel to it than most of the other pubs in town.

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Parco di Migliarino - This regional park was established in 1979 and covers over 24,000 hectares, and is situated along the coast from Viareggio and Livorno. This is a great place to go and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, and get back to nature.

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