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Pisa, world-famous Italian city located in Tuscany
Pisa is city which is world known for its leaning tower – The Leaning Tower of Pisa. The city is also a knowledge hub, with approximately 40,000 students for a population of 100,000 inhabitants. Located in Tuscany region, Pisa was an important naval base in the Roman times. The historic city centre is surrounded by 12th century walls. Pisa is now well known for its art and architectural treasures. The city is the birthplace of Galileo Galilei and seat of a prestigious university, founded in 1343. Other notable landmarks included the buildings in the ‘‘Piazza dei Miracoli’’ (Square of Miracles).
The most iconic landmarks of Pisa is undoubtedly the world-famous leaning tower, the cathedral and baptistery. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous monuments in the world. From 1173 up to current time, the Tower has constantly been the object of very special attention because of its dramatic lean. Besides the tower, Pisa has other significant sights such as the Duomo, the Cathedral of Pisa, with its Romanesque panels, and the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo which contains many examples of Romanesque and Gothic art.
The Piazza Garibaldi is the main drinking spot. It comes alive at night with students and trendies. For a special drink, try the Op Art Café. It houses different exhibitions every month from local and international artists and photographers. Like the rest of Italy, Pisa is gelato crazy, try the Nutellata at La Bottega del Gelato.
The Borgo Stretto is the main shopping street, beautified with some fantastically detailed frescoes. On the second weekend of every month the streets around Piazza dei Cavalieri, there is an open market, showing off the best of Pisan food and craft.
Pisa Tourist Office
Piazza dei Miracoli at Via C. Cammeo 2, Pisa.
Tel: +39 050 560464
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Getting to and from Pisa
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Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Pisa can be found.
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