The Tuscany Region Destination - Not to Be Missed
Pisa Italy - the birthplace of Galileo, is best known for the leaning Tower of Pisa which is located in one of the most beautiful squares in Italy - Piazza dei Miracoli. The city of Pisa, being a fair size commune in the Tuscan region - happens to be a vibrant collage town and boasts the world famous University of Pisa - the oldest and most highly respected universities in all of Europe.
Weather in Pisa is typical to the Tuscan region and being slightly north of Insular Italy the summers are usually short, humid, warm with mostly clear skies while winters are cooler, long with partly cloudy skies. Average temperature throughout the year can vary from 3°C to 30°C and rarely below -3°C or above 33°C. Best time to visit depends on the activities, for summer fun - late June to early September. Alternatively - if wanting to explore without overcrowding and scorching Pisa weather, you may want to consider coming here in late spring and early fall.
More About Pisa Italy
Arno River cuts through the historic parts of Pisa Italy while the colourful buildings and palaces of interest are perched upon its banks. To live an authentic Italian moment, you may want to visit some lush food markets around Piazza delle Vettovaglie. Here you can buy some fresh food for a quick lunch or acquire ingredients for an elaborate dinner if staying in an Italy vacation renal.
Another reason Pisa is such a popular destination, is city's close proximity to the beaches - both covered with sand and pebble-stone. Pisa is well connected to the coast with public transport and the beaches are 15-20 minutes away from the city centre, giving its visitors ample of sun-kissed events and plenty of early evening cultural activities to add to the mix.
Popular Sites in Pisa Italy
- The Leaning Tower of Pisa - The far from perfect tower drawing 5 million tourists per year
- The Piazza dei Miracoli - "Square of Miracles" which was formerly known as Piazza del Duomo is a walled 8.87-hectare area known as an important European medieval art and architectural centre
- Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta & Baptisery - A magnificent, 12th century Romanesque basilica made entirely of white marble and designed by a Pisan architect by the name of Buscheto and the impressive Baptisery, construction for which was completes some 100 years later
- Camp Santo - Or "Sacred Field" is a burial site with earth brought in from Golgotha - just outside Jerusalem walls, where legend has it as the crucifixion site of Jesus Christ
- Museo Nazionale - The National Museum featuring artworks and sculptures from local schools in the 12th to the 15th centuries
- Santa Maria della Spina - Located on the left bank of Arno and it happens to be one of Pisa's most admired churches
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Pisa Map & Train Tips
Obviously, the city has it's own railway station called - Pisa Centrale and offers fast regional trains as well as intercity service. From here you can reach other exciting Italian destinations such as Florence, Livorno, La Spezia and Genoa - just to name a few! The Pisa International Airport is just a short hike away from the central railway station and you can enjoy the convenience of air travel from here.
Use the map of Pisa below, with its train station as well as the major interest points. Refer to the Italy train map for an overall glimpse of the country's railway system.
Pisa Italy - Restricted Driving Zones (ZTL)
Driving into a ZTL without proper authorization will result in a hefty fine. In almost every case, non-residents as well and tourists will not be issued passes, as only the local drivers and authorized vehicles are allowed to drive in these zones.
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