Pisa is a city in Tuscany, central Italy, built on the banks of the river Arno. The city has around 90,000 residents. Once a maritime power, today it is more commonly known for its beautiful and iconic 13th century monuments: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Cathedral and the Baptistery all found within the Piazza dei Miracoli. Visitors to Pisa always thoroughly appreciate the architectural and artistic quality that found in this square although one must not forget that the city has much more to offer. From its many famous churches and its significant museums, there is much to be discovered in this compact and compelling city. Pisa was the birthplace of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), the father of modern science, who studied and taught at the University of Pisa.
Due to its geographical position, its numerous and convenient roads and rail links, and its large international airport, Pisa is the ideal departure point to explore the landscapes, sea, famous cities and enchanting villages found in Tuscany. Florence is only an hour away by train. The Cinque Terre, in the close Liguria region, are an hour and half away by train.
And, if you are hungry, do not worry! The whole city is full of restaurants, bar and cafes.
See you in Pisa on next June!!!