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10 things to see in Pisa

The places not to be missed in the city: not only the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, thanks to its Piazza dei Miracoli, is one of the most famous Italian and Tuscan cities in the world. Located in the lower Valdarno, it is a people-friendly town crossed by the Arno River and protected on the north by the Pisani Mountains. If the Leaning Tower is a must among the things to see in Pisa, you well know that it is not the only attraction not to be missed in the city. The main interesting places are located in the old town, at a short distance from each other and you can easily lose yourself in a pleasant stroll through its enchanting streets.

With a first place dedicated to the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), enjoy the top 10 things to see in Pisa suggested by the locals!

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The Miracles Square is a charming Unesco site. It consists of a wide green area which houses the majesty Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Cemetery, the Sinopia museum  and the famous 56-m-high Leaning tower.

What to see in Pisa: The Lungarni of Pisa

The Lungarni of Pisa, a succession of wide streets that run near the Arno River, have been able to fascinate all visitors for centuries. They are characterized by ancient palaces and pastel-colored houses on one side and by stone and brick walls (called spallette in Italian) on the other shore.

What to see in Pisa: The walls of Pisa

Costruite in epoca medioevale dalla Repubblica di Pisa, le cinta murarie della città sono per lunghi tratti in eccellente stato di conservazione.  Dopo un lungo e impegnativo restauro, è oggi possibile visitarle  e ammirare un raro esempio di architettura civile e difensiva.

What to see in Pisa: Middle Bridge

In addition to giving a beautiful sunset of Pisa, the “Ponte di Mezzo” ideally connects the two centers of the city: Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza XX Settembre. It is 89 meters long and has a maximum height of about 12 meters. In order to pick up the beauty of its sides coated in white stone of Verona, it is really better to admire the bridge from afar.

What to see in Pisa: Scotto Garden

It is an ancient fortress located in the Lungarno Fibonacci, close to the Ponte della Fortezza. It is the less touristy among the things to visit in Pisa, high suggested by locals on sunny days. The entrance to the Garden Scotto is free and recommended especially to those visiting the city with children.

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What to see in Pisa: San Matteo National Museum

If you are an art lover, you can not miss one of the world's most important collections of medieval paintings! The main piece of art is the Virgin nursing the Child by Andrea Pisano. Free entrance the first Sunday of the month.

What to see in Pisa: The Mural of Keith Haring

A special mention in this top 10 things to see in Pisa, between ancient walls and the Leaning Tower, must be dedicated to the Tuttomondo mural of Keith Haring. Painted in 1989, it is one of the rare public works of the American pop artist and one of his last works. The mural decorates the façade of Sant’Antonio monastery, between Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and Corso Italia.

What to see in Pisa: Piazza dei Cavalieri

Pisa is one of the main university towns of Italy. It prestigious“Scuola Normale di Pisa” university islocated in Piazza dei Cavalieri, one of the main squares of the city. Here you can also visit the Clock Palace (or Clock Tower), the Caravan Palace and the Church of Santo Stefano.

What to see in Pisa: Church of Santa Maria della Spina

Considered one of the Italian Gothic masterpieces, it is told that here is safeguarded  one of the most controversial relics in the world: a thorn allegedly part of the crown dressed by Christ on the Cross. Santa Maria della Spina is a small church, very interesting and charming  from and architectural and artistic point of view.

What to see in Pisa: Blue Palace

The Giuli Rosselmini Gualandi Palace, one of the most famous buildings located along the Lungarno Gambacorti, was nicknamed as "Blue Palace" (Palazzo Blu in Italian) after its restoration because of the color of its façade. It is possible to visit the ground and the first floor, some additional areas and interesting temporary collections.

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  • Around Pisa on a vintage Vespa

  • Walking through the Lungarno River without a destination

  • Finding out that the Pisa Tower is not the only Leaning Tower of the city

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