Pisa, the birthplace of Galileo, is best known for the leaning Tower of Pisa, which is located in one of the most beautiful square in Italy. Pisa, a vibrant college town, has University of Pisa, which is one of the oldest and most highly respected universities in all of Europe. Arno River cuts through the historic parts of the city and colorful buildings and palaces are perched on its banks. To live an authentic Italian moment, visit lush food markets around Piazza delle Vettovaglie to buy some fresh food for a quick lunch. Another reason Pisa is such a popular destination, is city's close proximity to the beaches. Pisa is well connected to the coast with public transport and the beaches are 15-20 minutes away from the city.