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Pisa, the city of the Leaning Tower and the Piazza dei Miracoli

Pisa-StemmaPisa is one of the most famous and important art cities in Italy, with a glorious past as a maritime power. The district surrounds the last part of the Arno River and stretches down to the sea. Elegant historic buildings along riverbanks of the town have inspired poets and Italian writers such as Carducci, Leopardi and D’Annunzio, and foreigners, like Lord Byron, Shelley, and Montesquieu. Pisa has the virtue of also being the city where one of the greatest geniuses of mankind, Galileo Galilei, was born.

No coincidence that the international airport is named after this great citizen. The border of the municipality of Pisa extends to the north of the mouth of the Arno, towards the park Migliarino San Rossore, and south along a sandy coastline interspersed from the beach resorts of Marina di Pisa and Tirrenia.

In Pisa you can visit the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower, the Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria), the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Cemetery, the Cathedral Museum and the Museum of Sinopie. You can climb all the way up to the tower, which offers a magnificent view of all the historical and artistic buildings in the Piazza dei Miracoli and the surrounding area. We should also mention other important architectural works such as the Church of Santa Maria della Spina, the Basilica di Pietro Apostolo a Grado, the Old Citadel, the Baths of Nero, the Museum of the Palazzo Reale.

Pisa is home to many prestigious universities. Beginning with the Scuola Normale Superiore, located in the charming Piazza dei Cavalieri, the School of Higher Studies and Specialization Sant’Anna, University of the Sacred Heart, to an important structure of the CNR (National Research Council). Currently, the Pisan economy is based mainly on the industry, especially manufacturing: mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, special glass, pharmaceutical, and clothing. Pisa is easily accessible by train, the A11 motorway or the international airport “Galileo Galilei”.


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AREA; Pisa area
TYPE; art city and capital of the Province of Pisa
COORDINATES;43°43′00″N 10°24′00″E
ALTITUDE; 4 m s.l.m.
PRODUCTS; Glass and boats
SPORT; hiking, cycling, horseback riding, boating, sailing, water sports
CONFINI; Cascina (PI), Collesalvetti (LI), Livorno (LI), San Giuliano Terme (PI)



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Pisa Municpality
Via degli Uffici, 1 – 56100 – Pisa (PI)
Phone: +39 050 9101111

Touristic office
Pizza Vittorio Emanuele II, 14
Phone: +39 050929111


Churches in Pisa

arte pisaCathedral of Pisa


Cathedral of Santa Maria (Duomo)

duomo pisa1 Area: Pisana
church cathedral in Pisan-Romanesque style (12th-15th century)
Piazza del Duomo
10:00 am to 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily (times vary according to season)
€ 5.00
Guided tours

The construction of this masterpiece in the Pisan Romanesque “style” in white and colored marbles began in 1063 under the direction of architect Buschetto. The end of the work and, above all, the completion of the façade took place in 1118, under the supervision of Rainaldo. The basilica has a Latin cross plan, with five naves, the transept and apse. The high number of materials, architectural elements and Roman inscriptions characterizes the outside of the walls, made with marble of different origins.

The bronze doors of the façade were made by various Florentine artists in the 17th century, while the Porta di San Ranieri, at the back (opposite the Belfry) was cast in 1180 by Bonanno Pisano, and is the only part that escaped the fire that occurred 1595. Inside, the ceiling is decorated with mosaics depicting Christ on the Throne. The valuable pulpit is the work of Giovanni Pisano (14th century).

Baptistery of San Giovanni

battistero san giovanniZone: Pisana
Type: Baptistery Church in Gothic Style (12th-14th century)
Address: Piazza del Duomo
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, daily (times vary according to season)
Tickets: € 5,00
Services: Guided tours
Accessibility: yes

Dedicated to St. John the Baptist, it is placed in front of the façade of the Duomo. The building was begun in 1152, under the direction of Diotisalvi, but it was finished, in part, only a century later, under the leadership of Nicola Pisano. After a long break, work resumed in the 14th century with the crowning of the women’s gallery and the completion of the roof, with Gothic decoration, under the direction of Cellino Nave and Zimbelino Bolognese.

The building has a circular plan and, over the last marble facing end, the cupola rests. On the top, there is a gilded copper statue of St. John, followed in 1395 by Turino di Sano Siena. The portal facing the cathedral was decorated circa 1203-1204 by sculptors of Greek-Byzantine training. Inside, there are the precious baptismal font and the pulpit, sculpted by Nicola Pisano (13th century). It is the largest baptistery in Italy: its circumference measures 107.25 meters. The building has exceptional acoustics and, echo effect is played every 30 minutes by the service staff.


Chiesa di San Rocco

Zona: Pisana
Tipo:  Church (16th century)
Indirizzo: Piazza dei Cavalieri

Built around 1028, it was completely renovated in 1575, when it was entrusted to the Society of St. Rocco. The work was for Pisan families wishing to thank the saint for the end of a plague. Inside there are murals from the 13th century, a large statue of the Holy Face in wood (13th century) and, on the high altar, a crucifix of the 16th century and a Madonna and Child in polychrome terracotta (15th century).

Church of San Michele in Borgo

CArea: Pisana
Type: Camaldolese Church (13th century)

The church and the adjoining monastery date back to 1016. The complex was entrusted to the Camaldolese monks in the 10th century and remained in their possession until 1782, the year of the abolition of congregations. The current building is the result of a long series of renovations, which began in the 13th century and ended with the subsequent restructuring of the earthquake of 1846. The marble façade dates back to the 14th century and is characterized, at the bottom, three portals.

Inside, there is a crucifix of the 14th century, attributed to Nino Pisano, and the frescoes and paintings between the 13th and 18th century.


Church of San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno

chiesa san paolo ripa darnoArea: Pisana
Type: church (11th-16th century)
Address: Piazza San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno, 9

Documented as existing in 1032, the church and the adjoining monastery were entrusted to the monks Vallombrosa around the years 1090-1092. In 1565, it became property of the Order of St. Stephen, under the patronage of the Grifoni family. The church and the whole complex was the subject of restoration in the mid-18th century. Inside, there is a Roman sarcophagus containing the remains of the Pisan jurist Burgundio (1194) and a Madonna and Child with Saints Turino Vanni (14th century). Annexed to the main building is the Chapel of Sant’Agata, octagonal brick building of the 12th century that has an unusual pyramidal roof.

Church of Santa Maria della Spina

chiesa santa maria spinaArea: Pisana
Type: Gothic church (14th century)
Address: Lungarno Gambacorti
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tickets: € 2.00 full € 1.00 reduced

Lupo di Francesco built the church in 1323 on the remains of a pre-existing chapel of the 13th century, on the left bank of the Arno River, just above the water level. Despite its small size, the Church is unanimously considered one of the masterpieces of Italian Gothic style. Legend has it that the name comes from a thorn from Christ’s crown, which is supposed to be kept inside the Church. From its windows, the bishop of the republican Pisa blessed the fleet departing for an important military and trade mission.

In order to protect it from flooding, in the 19th century, a unique intervention was put forth: all the stones were numbered and then removed one by one. So the church was rebuilt on the level of the current street.

San Piero a Grado - PisaBasilica of San Pietro a Grado


Basilica of San Pietro Apostolo a Grado

basilica san pietro apostolo a grado1Area: Pisana
Locality:  San Piero a Grado
Type: medieval basilica (7th-11th century)

Legend has it that in the year 44 B.C., Saint Peter landed here, thus hinting that Pisa was once on the coast. Obviously, in medieval times, Pisa had a port built on the natural basin of the Arno River. And it was here that, between 10th and 11th century, the Basilica of Saint Peter the Apostle was built. It was originally in Pisan Romanesque style, with black and white stones. It presents the singularity of four apses and ornaments with majolica bowls.

In fact, the basilica incorporates facilities of two earlier churches, the first of the 4th century (the main apse), the other of the Lombard era, dating back to the 6th-7th centuries. During the restoration of the church, structures of the Roman Era have come up to the surface, built when the ground level was considerably lower. The interior walls were decorated with frescoes by Deodato Orlandi in the 14th century, but the neglect of past centuries has brought great damage to the basilica.

Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri

Area: Pisana
Type: Church (16th century)
Address: Piazza dei Cavalieri

It was built following a design by Vasari in the second half of the 16th century. Inside are paintings by Agnolo Bronzino, Jacopo Chimenti, Alessandro Fei, Jacopo Ligozzi and Vasari himself. Originally, the two aisles were used as changing rooms of the Knights of Saint Stephen, officially established in 1562. The church contains numerous trophies won during the Knights fleet campaigns against the Ottoman Empire and the Barbary pirates.

Monuments and places to visit in Pisa

Pisa - DuomoBaptistery, Cemetery and Cathedral of Pisa


"Leaning Tower" or Tower of Pisa

torre di pisaArea: Pisana
Type: bell tower (12th-13th century)
Address: Piazza del Duomo
Phone: +39 050 835011
Opening hours: every day 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (times vary according to season)
Tickets: € 18.00
Services: Guided tours
Accessibility: yes

It is considered one of the wonders of the world for its unique aspect and rich decorations. It is a Romanesque bell tower, 56 meters high, detached from the body of the Cathedral. Construction began in 1173 under the direction of Bonanno Pisano, but the works were interrupted due to an unexpected event. The land on which the base of the tower rested turned out to be unstable and caused the incline of the structure when the third floor was completed. This event and the certainty that the solidity of the ground was below expectations blocked the work for a century.

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Construction resumed in 1275 under the guidance of the architects Giovanni di Simone and Giovanni Pisano, and three rings were added. In an attempt to compensate for the inclination and keep the center of gravity within safe limits, three new floors were built with a slight curvature in the opposite direction to the slope. The tower was completed in the middle of the next century with the addition of the belfry, where they were hinged seven bells, each tuned to a different musical note.

The older one called “Pasquereccia,” is also known because it was used to announce the death of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca. The structure of the monument is of particular importance because it consists of two cylinders, one inside the other. In the gap between the two, a spiral staircase connects one level to another. The tower is also significant because this is where Galileo Galilei performed experiments on gravitation of bodies.

The inclination progressed slowly but surely in the following centuries, reaching a value of 5°30’ to the vertical axis. Although there had never been serious problems of balance of the entire structure, the inclination reached was now considered intolerable, and the bell tower was closed to the public between 1999 and 2001.

torre pisa internoIn 1994, consolidation of basic work started (anchor), but the most difficult step was to place a counterweight inside that balanced tilt. The work was completed in 2009 and, to date, the slope has decreased by 30’ on the maximum value reached.

Cemetery or "Camposanto"

camposantoArea: Pisana
Type: Monumental Cemetery (13th-14thcentury)
Address: Piazza del Duomo
Opening hours: every day 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (times vary according to season)
Tickets: € 5.00
Services: Guided tours

Designed by Giovanni di Simone it is structured in the form of a cemetery cloister, construction began in 1277. It is thus the last of the monumental buildings completed in the Piazza dei Miracoli. The sprawling complex was designed for a very specific purpose: to create an adequate space in which to collect the coffins and the various tombs that, for centuries, crowded the area around the cathedral. The land inside the courtyard is a sort of relic and it was collected from Mount Golgotha (Jerusalem) at the time of the Crusades and transported by sea to Pisa. From this event comes the original name “camposanto” (holy field).

The main entrance is a door facing east, dominated by a Gothic tabernacle with statues of the Virgin and Child with four saints, dating from the second half of the 14th century. Inside there are numerous Roman sarcophagi reused for the burial of the city’s prominent figures. In 1360 began the frescoing of the corridors with depictions linked to the themes of life and death. Among the other artists who contributed to the painted decorations are Buonamico Buffalmacco and Francesco Traini, authors of the Triumph of Death and The Last Judgment.

The Aulla chapel houses the so-called “lamp of Galileo”, whose observation the scientist gave the cue to the theory of the pendulum. It also exposed a part of the great chain of Porto Pisano, which was broken and taken as a trophy by the fleet of Genoa, after the victorious battle of Meloria (1284).

Piazza del Duomo or "Piazza dei Miracoli" - Miracles Square

piazza dei miracoliArea: Pisana
Type: historic square (11th-14th century)
Address: Piazza del Duomo
Services: Guided tours
Accessibility: yes

Also known as the “Square of Miracles” for the exceptional concentration of monuments of great significance, it is the most important artistic set of Pisa. Listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it contains true masterpieces of Romanesque architecture: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Cemetery (or Camposanto) and Campanile (Leaning Tower). The so-called Pisan Romanesque “style” was born with the construction of the cathedral and quickly spread to the rest of Tuscany.

All religious buildings in the square follow a sort of mystical path: the Baptistery is birth, the Cathedral is life, and the Cemetery is death. In the square there are also the Cathedral Museum and the Museum of Sinopie.

Palazzo dell’Orologio

palazzo orologioArea: Pisana
Type: 17th century building
Address: Piazza dei Cavalieri

Designed by Vasari in 1554, it was built in the early 17th century, incorporating two pre-existing buildings through an arch with clock. The first was an ancient medieval building (1357) where the captain of the people lived. From 1566, it housed the infirmary of the Order of Santo Stefano. The other was the now infamous Torre della Muda where Count Ugolino della Gherardesca was imprisoned for treason along with some relatives.

After a period of detention, the protagonist of one of the most famous pages of Dante’s Divine Comedy (Inferno, canto 23rd) was starved to death in 1289. In 1919, after the Order had been abolished, the building was purchased by Count Albert Gherardesca, who carried out a controversial restructuring in neo-Gothic style. The form of the Torre della Muda is still recognizable.

Piazza delle Gondole

piazza delle gondoleArea: Pisana
Type: 16th century building
Address: Piazza delle Gondole

The walls took on its present appearance between 1154 and 1346: the walls had an average height of 11 meters and a thickness of 2 meters. The overall length was 7 km, 2 of which were, however, demolished in the course of various phases, the last of which occurred in 1930. Piazza delle Gondole was the arrival point of the Mediceo Aqueduct and Fosso dei Mulini coming respectively from Corliano and Ripafratta. The docking point of the gondolas that crossed the aqueduct is still visible.

Piazza dei Cavalieri

piazza cavalieriArea: Pisana
Type: historic square
Address: Piazza dei Cavalieri

Throughout the Middle Ages, it was the political and administrative center of the city. The current appearance is the result of a vast work of urban renewal ordered by the Grand Duke Cosimo I Medici in 1558 and entrusted to the architect Giorgio Vasari. On the square facing the Palazzo della Carovana (1562-64), the Church of Stefano dei Cavalieri (1565-69), the Palazzo della Canonica (1566), the Palace of the Council of the Twelve (1603), the Palace Puteano (1594-98), the Church of St. Rocco (1575), the Palazzo dell’Orologio (1605-8).

At the center of the square is the statue of Cosimo I (1596), by sculptor Pietro Francavilla.

Città vecchia - Pisa Guelfa Tower


Guelph Tower of the Old Citadel

torre guelfaArea: Pisana
Type: fortification (15th century)
Address: Piazza Tersanaia – Lungarno Simonelli

It was an ancient fortification built just outside the city walls, in the direction of the sea. Adjacent stood the shipyards of the republic, exploited in the Medici era and of which some remains are left. At the time of the first administration of Florence (1406), the Arsenal structures were transformed permanently in what later was called “Old Citadel”, to distinguish it from the “New Citadel”. The name of the tower was chosen as opposed to the older Torre Ghibellina (Guelph Tower), built in 1290 on the corner of the South-West district and subsequently destroyed.

The tower also had a watchtower, being high enough to survey the sea and, at the same time, the whole city. In 1944, it was almost completely destroyed by bombing, but in 1956 it was rebuilt, trying to recover its original appearance. Today is open and it offers a splendid view of the city.

Medicean arsenals

arsenali mediceiArea: Pisana
Type: 15th-18th century building
Address: Lungarno Simonelli

Grand Duke Cosimo I Medici had the idea of building an arsenal for the Tuscan fleet. The initiative was part of a larger project to restore the former glory of Pisa, lost after the surrender of the city to Florence. The institution of the Order of Santo Stefano was part of this initiative as well as the arsenal built by the architect Bernardo Buontalenti. Already functioning around 1540, shipyard Medici I launched, just six years later, the first jail built entirely by local workers.

The competition with Livorno and Portoferraio and a changed maritime policy led to a slow but inevitable decline until, in the mid-18th century the premises were transformed into stables for the cavalry. Currently, permanent exhibitions with important archaeological finds of the territory of Pisa are shown: boat wrecks and furnishings of the ancient Etruscan and Roman port area (5th century B.C. – 5th century A.D.).


Bagni di Nerone

bagni neroneArea: Pisana
Type: roman spa (1st century)

It is an archaeological site located at Porta a Lucca, not far from the Piazza dei Miracoli. The most important part consists of a Roman thermal building, dating back to the last decades of the 1st century A.D. The Aquae Pisanae was fed from the aqueduct from Caldaccoli (municipality of San Giuliano Terme). Before falling into disuse, they were improperly called “Nerone.”

The baths were restored in the 16th and 17th century by the Grand Duke Cosimo III Medici, becoming the “Bagni di Pisa.” Well preserved is the sudatio laconicum (room for hot air bath), consisting of an octagonal room. There remain the ruins of the gymnasium walls, the apodyterium and only two walls of the tepidarium. The building was to be characterized by a certain monumentality, judging by the marble and sculptures, which decorated it.

Parks and Gardens of Pisa

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Botanical Garden

orto botanicoArea: Pisana
Type: botanical garden and museum

Created by the Grand Duke Cosimo I Medici and at the initiative of the master Luca Ghini, the Giardino dei Semplici is the oldest botanical garden in the world. It is a place of study and recreation and houses a wide variety of plants, living or dried, useful for scientific research. Inside there is also the Botanical Museum. In the first half of the 18th century the façade of the building was restored and embellished with a whimsical fantasy of shells and corals. The structure still continues its scientific work and continues to enrich the collections of plants.

Nature reserves in the surrounding area of Pisa

tirrenia - pisaTirrenia lagoon


Migliarino - San Rossore - Massaciuccoli Park

parco migliarino1Area: Versilia
Municipalities of Province of Pisa: Pisa, San Giuliano Terme, Vecchiano
Municipalities of Province of Lucca: Massarosa, Viareggio
Type: Regional nature reserve
Visitor center Tenuta San Rossore: Cascine Vecchie – Pisa (PI)
Phone:  +39 050 530101
Visitor center Villa Medici Coltano: Via Palazzi, 21 – locality Coltano – Pisa (PI)
Phone: +39 050 989084
Visitor center Sterpaia: via Sterpaia, 16 – locality Sterpaia – Pisa (PI)
Phone: +39 050 533601

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  • The park stretches along the coastline of the provinces of Pisa (municipalities of Pisa, San Giuliano Terme, Vecchiano) and Lucca (Massarosa, Viareggio). It also includes some homogeneous areas such as Lake Massaciuccoli, the mouths of the Arno River, the Serchio River, the Tenuta di San Rossore, the pinewoods of Tombolo, Migliarino and Macchia Lucchese.
  • It includes also the marine protected area “Secche della Meloria” inside the Livorno municipal territory. Within the park there are historical rural buildings, such as the Fattoria di Vecchiano, Fattoria di Massaciuccoli, Tenuta di Coltano. The large size of the park allows the mixing of different types of natural environments. It is mainly wooded area, but there are also areas with dunes and marsh. In these environments, there is rare flora, while the typical fauna consists of a wide variety of birds including mallards, herons, waders, gulls, ducks and cormorants. There are also several and small and medium-sized mammals, such as deer, wild boar, wild rabbit and red fox. The park is accessible by foot and by bicycle. Guided tours take place on horse and carriages.
  • La Macchia Lucchese, Lake Massaciuccoli, Tenuta di Coltano and part of the estates of Migliarino and Tombolo can be visited freely. Within the park you can enter the house La Sterpaia, the ancient buildings of the Royal Stables of the Savoy (19th century). It was recently renovated and turned into a guesthouse and the Park Visitor Center with accommodation available for visitors.

Localities around Pisa

mare pisaMarina di Pisa

Marina di Pisa - beach

marina di pisaArea: Pisana
Locality: Marina di Pisa
Type: beach town
Blue Flag

As the name indicates, it is a seaside resort located immediately south of the mouth of the Arno River. Until 1606 the area was marshy and unhealthy. It was the Grand Duke Ferdinando I Medici who decided to move the mouth of the Arno a little further north. At the completion of the work on the left bank a hexagonal building surrounded by a moat, called “the Fort”, was built with customs duties for river traffic.

The official founding of the town dates back to 1872 when the Municipality of Pisa developed a master plan, also preparing the construction of a large access route to the city. In this point in time – the inhabited center was called Bocca d’Arno – the first guesthouse was opened, along with restaurants and beach clubs.


marina di pisa1At the same time, several Art Nouveau villas of Florentine families were built, including Villa Bondi, later included in the “Historic Houses of Italy.” The former industrial area, located at the mouth of the Arno, was completely redeveloped by the construction of a marina. During summer the town is a favorite destination for tourists: along the coast there are both free beaches, as well as several bathing establishments.

Tirrenia - beach


Area: Pisana
Locality: Tirrenia
Type: beach town

The town was founded in the 1930s. The area, which had been marshy, was reclaimed and redeveloped with the aim of making the town the “Pearl of the Mediterranean” and the film capital of Italy. Architects from all over Italy, including Adolfo Coppedè, Federico Severini and Antonio Valente, gave the village a typical rationalist imprint. In order to promote the fascist ideology and political propaganda, the first film studios in Italy were built, replaced after 1937 by the first studios of Cinecittà in Rome.

In 1961, producer Carlo Ponti took note of the structures. The last film shot in the Tirrenia studios was “Good Morning, Babylon” (1987). On land expropriated in part to the “Tirrenia Farm” in 1951, the military base of Camp Darby was established, the largest US logistics center abroad. The town has retained the resort hotel, with several well-equipped bathing establishments, which every year attract a flow of tourists. Of particular importance is the Parco Oasi Dune di Tirrenia, one of the last Italian dune areas with protected plant species.


coltanoArea: Pisana
Locality: Coltano
Type: rural village

The area was a hunting reserve of the Medici family who built the Villa di Coltano. Guglielmo Marconi was the founder of the Radio Center Coltano from where, in 1903, he made the first broadcast. The center was officially opened in 1911 in the presence of King Vittorio Emanuele III with a transmission to Glace Bay (Nova Scotia). To better accommodate the radio station, the “Palazzina Marconi” was built containing all of the antennas and controls developed by Marconi.

In 1931 the radio signal that the turned on the lights on the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro was sent from here. The radio station and the antennas were destroyed at the end of World War II and, currently, the building is abandoned.


Museums in Pisa

Pisa - museo delle sinopieMuseum of  Sinopie


Museum of Opera del Duomo

Area: Pisana
Type: archaeological museum and sacred art
Address: Piazza del Duomo
Opening hours: every day 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (times vary according to season)
Tickets: € 5.00
Services: educational workshop, multimedia area, audio guides, brochures in Braille for the blind
Accessibility: yes

It is located in the so-called Casa dei Canonici and contains many works of art that originally were held in the Baptistery, the Duomo and the Campanile. It also houses Etruscan and Roman finds and works from the Far East, such as choir books.

Museum of Sinopie

museo sinopieArea: Pisana
Type: Art museum
Address: Piazza del Duomo
Opening hours: every day 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (times vary according to season)
Tickets: € 5.00
Services: Guided tours
Accessibility: yes

The museum is housed in the Spedale Nuovo, built in the middle of the 13th century as a shelter for the sick and poor. During the Second World War, a grenade hit the roof of the “Camposanto”, setting it on fire and causing the melting of the lead cover, which dripped on the frescoes of the interior walls. The only remedy then considered possible for the conservation of the paintings was using the technique of “tear”: this operation led to the discovery of “sinopie” (preparatory drawings made on the walls before the painting). Among the most important of the Stories of Job by Taddeo Gaddi, the stories of S. Ranieri by Andrea Bonaiuti and the stories from the Old Testament by Benozzo Gozzoli.

San Matteo Museum

museo san matteoArea: Pisana
Type: Art museum (12th-13th century)
Address: Piazza San Mateo in Soarta
Phone: +39 050 541865
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tickets: € 8.00
Services: Guided tours

The museum is housed in the Benedictine Convent of St. Matthew in Soarta (11th century). The cloister and the porch were restored in the 16th century and, from 1866 to 1940 it functioned as a prison. The functional transformation and restoration of the complex dates back to the years following the Second World War. The museum currently houses the most important collection of artistic masters of the Pisan school of the 12th and 13th century. It also preserves Mediterranean pottery, coins and seals.

The collection also includes 16th-century sculptures, among which pieces from Romanesque period and masterpieces by artists such Berlighiero, Donatello, Masaccio, Simone Martini, Nicola Pisano.

National Museum of the Royal Palace

museo palazzo realeArea: Pisana
Type: Art museum
Address: Lungarno Pacinotti, 46
Phone: +39 050 926511
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tickets: € 6.00
Accessibility: yes

The building was once home of the dynasties that ruled Pisa until it was conquered by Florence. The current appearance is the result of changes made to the pre-existing structure by the Grand Duke Francesco I Medici in the late 16th century. The tower of Vergadoro was spared, from which it is said that Galileo showed the skies to the Grand Dukes with his telescope. Today it houses the National Museum which displays ancient weapons, portraits of Medici and Lorraine, some of which were created by great artists such as Bronzino and Tempesti.

Also tapestries and refined furnishings are exposed that belonged to the Medici dynasty, the Lorraine and the Savoy. Finally, also a rich collection of plasters, casts and paintings by Italo Griselli, one of the greatest Italian sculptors and portrait painters of the first half of the 20th century.

Museum of Calculation Tools

museo calcoloArea: Pisana
Type: Science Museum
Address: Via Bonanno Pisano 2B
Phone: +39 050 221 3626
Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tickets: € 2.50 (museum), € 5.00 (educational lab)
Services: Guided tours

The whole area of the Old Slaughterhouses was renovated in the mid-1990s, and it currently houses the Museum of Calculation Tools. It also holds a representative collection of a technical-historical journey that begins with schedules and adding machines, moving on to proportional compasses and slide rules, to get to the first calculators and personal computers. The exhibited scientific instruments span over a period between the 17th century to the present day. Among the calculators, there is the geometrical compass, invention of Galileo and it probably belonged to the scientist.

Graphics Museum

museo graficaArea: Pisana
Type: Art museum
Adress: Lungarno Galilei, 9
Phone: +39 050 2216060
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tickets: € 3,00 full price € 2.00 reduced
Services: Guided tours

The museum is housed in the Palazzo Lanfranchi, name of an ancient Pisan consular aristocracy, who renovated and inhabited it in 1539. The building contains an important insight of medieval Pisa: it is the result of the merger of seven tower houses built between the 13th and the mid-14th century. The last transformation of the complex took place in the 19th century with the demolition of the stairs and the creation of a single stairwell lit by a large skylight. Currently, it houses the Graphics Museum, one of the most important collections of engravings, prints and graphic works in general.

Contemporary Art open air

The city’s most famous works or art can also be found in various parts of the city: the mural Tuttomondo Keith Haring, made on the wall of San’Anonio convent, the Gate of Wisdom by Pietro Cascella, the fountain by Arnaldo Pomodoro at the railway station, the statue Kinzica Angelo Ciucci in Piazza Guerrazzi and statue of Galileo by the Italian sculptor Stefania Guidi.



luminara-pisaSan Ranieri’s Luminara


San Ranieri's Luminara

luminara san ranieriType: religious festival
When: June 17

It is the feast of the patron of the city. On the previous evening, the façades of buildings facing the Arno are illuminated by candles, also called “lampanini” or “flames”. The Palio di San Ranieri is a challenge between the four quarters of the Old Town – St. Anthony, St. Martin, St. Francis and St. Mary– and the real competition is a race on the Arno River.



Gioco del Ponte

gioco del ponteType: sports folklore
When: last Sunday of June

The two parts of the city separated by the Arno River are represented as four teams – Tramontana and Mezzogiorno – facing each other on the Ponte di Mezzo, trying to push a heavy sled on to the side of the opponent. The game is preceded by a historical parade with more than 700 people in Spanish costumes of the 16th century.



metarockType: Music
When: July

It is a rock music festival that hosts some of the greatest exponents of Italian and international rock.

Pisa Book Festival

pisa book festivalType: Literary
When: October

It is the main event for independent publishing and the third in size in Italy.

palio-san-ranieriPalio di San Ranieri

Tournament 4 Republics

torneo 4 repubblicheType: sports folklore
When: July 17

It is an evening of entertainment with historical re-enactment of sports between the four “Maritime Republics” (Pisa – Genoa – Venice – Amalfi) with kickboxing matches.


pisa marathonType: sports competition
When: December

It is currently the second marathon of Tuscany per number of participants and is among the most important ones in Italy. The route, which begins from Pontedera and finishes in Piazza del Duomo, leads past the towns of Calci, Cascina, San Giuliano Terme and Vicopisano.

Anima Mundi

Type: art and music
When: September and October

Several concerts of religious music with the participation of world-renowned orchestras. It takes place inside the cathedral and has become a major event for fans of the genre in Europe.


History of Pisa

Piazza dei Miracoli

A glorious maritime republic

pisa storia

According to the most widespread legend, Pisa was founded by the original peoples of a Greek city also known as Pisa. In the 1980s and 1990s, some important archaeological finds confirmed definitively the Etruscan origins of the city. In 180 B.C. Pisa became the Roman colony Julia Obsequens, which provided them with greater political autonomy. With the gradual weakening of the Roman Empire, the city did not experience the decline of many other graces. Moreover, already in the early Middle Ages, the fleet had reached a considerable size.

At the beginning of the 7th century, it was the only Byzantine outpost of Tuscia (coinciding with the current Tuscany and the northern part of today’s Lazio) conquered by the Lombards. It then began the growth of, what at the time, was the most important port of the Tyrrhenian and core businesses. When, with Charlemagne, the domination of the Franks across northern Italy was consolidated, the city was annexed to the county-duchy of Lucca.

The Arab expansion pushed Pisa to set up an armed fleet as early as the 9th century to counter the continual and bloody raids of the Saracen pirates. Over the next three centuries, Pisa became a major naval power of the Mediterranean and ships, originally intended for military roles, also transformed into formidable business expansion tools.


pisa mappa

Certainly, the most successful campaigns against the Arabs were the conquest of Corsica (1052) and of the Balearic archipelago (1115). The maximum growth of economic and political power, however, occurred mainly during the Crusades, with territorial gains and obtaining commercial rights in the eastern part of the Mediterranean. In 1088 the first armed confrontation with Genoa took place, an event that triggered a growing competition between the two cities in the next two centuries.

In the mid-12th century, Pisa began its territorial expansion, particularly in the direction of Valle d’Era (Era), down the Arno River and to the south, in the direction of Piombino. At the same time, a growing rivalry with Lucca for control of the castle of Montignoso and the via Francigena (or Romea) began. But, at sea, Pisa’s main opponent was Genova. The result was an inevitable war, and hostilities continued until 1175.

The status of “non-belligerence” with Genova was still dotted with skirmishes and paved the way to a broader military confrontation. This time, Pisa suffered a bloody defeat at the islet Meloria (1284). This disaster, coupled with the devastation of the port (1290) due to non-respected agreements with Genova, gave a huge blow to the republic. Within Tuscany, the equally rapid growth of Florence had already caused skirmishes in mutual influence. In the second half of the 14th century, Pisa stopped hesitating and attacked the territory of the rival without being able to conquer it or otherwise defeat. Then, in a single decisive battle of Cascina, Florence defeated Pisa.

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This was the beginning of a slow decline, punctuated by controversial political events as well as numerous internal disputes, some of which were civil wars. After a long siege, the army of Florence managed to seize the town (1406), this time with fraud: 50,000 guilders convinced the commander Giovanni Pisano Gambacorta to open one of the city gates and give access to enemy troops. The domination of Florence was very severe: a heavy tax hit all social classes, including a series of highly penalized merchants and guilds. In this period, the occupants still proceeded with the reconstruction of the Citadel (military defense complex) and other fortifications.

In 1494 a rebellion broke out, which was followed by years of alternating leaders, and the presence of external militias, without the city regained full independence. At the beginning of the 16th century, the army of Florence returned once again under the walls of Pisa. Since the fortifications had been rendered virtually impregnable (even by Florentines!), the attackers blocked all influx of provisions and put the Arno under surveillance. The lack of food and water overcame all resistance and, in 1509, Pisa surrendered. This time the conditions were milder.

The availability of a landlocked need for businesses in Florence, however, allowed Pisa to obtain, already in the period of the Medici dominion, works of maintenance of the land and the construction of various public buildings. But what determined the definitive decline of the city, was the relentless and progressive silting of the harbor, caused by debris transported from the Arno. From 1553 onwards – the Medici were already at the helm of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany – Pisa experienced the renewed awakening of trade and industrial activities. Its importance was increased by the presence of the renowned University of Studies. The city then followed all the historical events of the Grand Duchy until the Unification of Italy.

World War II had harsh consequences. In 1943 a heavy bombardment, which had hit the rail junction and industrial machinery, had disastrous effects on residential areas and caused many casualties. Fortunately, much of the artistic heritage had been prudently moved to Florence. The reconstruction work took several decades to complete.



Torre della Muda or Hunger Tower

torre della fameThe Palazzo dell’Orologio incorporates the ancient Tower of Muda, where in 1289 Count Ugolino della Gherardesca was imprisoned, accused of executing the nephew of the Archbishop of Ugolino was sentenced to death with his family. The archbishop gave the order to let the five prisoners starve to death. But the legacy of the family continued however because Ugolino, who knew he would be imprisoned, replaced one of his children with that of a servant.

The poet Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy tells in detail about the slow death and suffering of the family. According to Dante, Ugolino’s children begged him to eat their flesh. Hence why Ugolino is remembered in history as the “Count Cannibal” (although according to scientific data it is not true). The building where Ugolino lived was demolished after his death, and on the ground of his property salt was poured and a decree was issued banning all construction in the area.


The holiest of all cemetery

camposantoThe artistic Camposanto in Piazza del Duomo is also called “Holy Field” thanks to the archbishop Lanfranchi who brought home dirt from Palestine (Jerusalem) during a crusade, which was scattered in the cemetery. Hence the phrase “What holier field than Pisa Camposanto?”


The Galileo's lamp

lampada galileoGalileo Galilei was born in Pisa. He is the famous scientist who was forced to recant his findings on the rotation of the earth, because it was inconsistent with the tenets of the Church. Inside the Cathedral of Pisa there is the lamp that inspired Galileo in his studies on the isochronous pendulum motion.


Famous people

In Pisa several famous people of science and art were born. First of all, Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian physicist, philosopher, astronomer and mathematician. One of the fathers of modern science, starting from the Copernican conception, whoe brought significant developments to the blossoming astronomy. Noteworthy are Leonardo Fibonacci (1170-1250), mathematician, and Antonio Pacinotti (1841-1912), physicist. Finally, Alessandro della Spina, a Dominican friar, considered the inventor of spectacles. In addition, many artists have studied and lived in Pisa, such as Giunta Pisano, innovator of Italian painting in the mid-13th century.

Other historical figures to remember are the noble Ugolino della Gherardesca (1220-1290), political Ghibelline and naval commander, Pope Eugene III (1153) and Pope Gregory VIII (1100-1187), who died in Pisa and was buried in the Cathedral.


medea filmPisa has often been used by Italian and foreign filmmakers to shoot their films. Among those who were most successful, you may remember: “Medea” by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1969), “Padre Padrone” by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (1977), “My Friends – Act II” by Mario Monicelli (1982), “Good Morning Babylon “by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (1988),” the English Patient “by Anthony Minghella (1997),” Amber City “by Jem Cohen (1999),” the first on the list “of Roan Johnson (2011).



Typical food

seppie alle bietoleSeppie con bietolle alla pisana

Torta co’ bischeri (typical Pisan sweet)

Minestra di fagioli bianchi di San Michele

Bevettine sul pesce

Seppie con le bietole


Zuppa di ranocchi

Zuppa pisana

Baccalà alla griglia con ceci all’olio

Stoccafisso in agrodolce (fish)

Pesto pisano (erb with pine nuts)


Where to sleep in Pisa


Albergo La Torre

Via Cesare Battisti, 17 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 25220 – Pisa (PI) 349 8518039

Albergo Moderno

Via F. Corridoni 103 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 25021
Services: TV, bar, wi-fi

Albergo Cecile

Via Roma, 54 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 29328

Albergo Helvetia

Via Don Gaetano Boschi, 31 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 553084

Albergo Acquamarina

Viale del Tirreno, 3 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa
Tel. +39 050 524041

Hotel Boboba il Villaggio

Via Litoranea, 5/7 – locality Marina di Pisa – Pisa
Tel. +39 050 35964
Services: children’s playground, barbecue, bar, outdoor pool with slide, wi-fi

Hotel Villa Giulia

Via Tommaso Rook, 136 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 533724

Hotel Il Giardino

Piazza Manin 1 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 562101
Services: pool, solarium, gym, turkish bath, parking

Hotel Abitalia Tower Plaza

Via Caduti del Lavoro, 46 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 7846444
Services: wi-fi, TV

Hotel Continental Resort

Viale del Tirreno, 22 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa
Tel. +39 050 30590

Hotel Family Beach Village Regina del Mare

Viale del Tirreno, 82 – locality Calambrone – Pisa
Tel. +39 050 30144

Hotel Miramare

Viale del Tirreno, 12 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa
Tel. +39 050 37221/ +39 335 6160090

Hotel Principi di Piemonte

Via del Tirreno, 76 – locality Calambrone – Pisa
Tel. +39 050 32420

Hotel Ac Hotels

Via delle Torri, 20 – locality Cisanello – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 575395

Hotel Florida

Viale del Tirreno, 227 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37236

Hotel Accademia Palace

Via Gronchi – Pisa (PI)

Hotel Il Tulipano

Viale del Tirreno, 347 – locality Calambrone – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37406

Hotel Francesco

Via Santa Maria, 129 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 555453

Hotel Roseto

Via P. Mascagni, 24 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 42596

Hotel Royal Victoria

Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 12 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 940111

Hotel Bologna

Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 57 – Pisa (PI)

Hotel Bristol

Via delle Felci, 38 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37161/ Tel. +39 050 37408
Services: parking, bike rental, bar, TV

Hotel Atlantico

Largo Belvedere, 26 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)

Hotel Di Stefano

Via S. Apollonia, 35 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 553559
Services: wi-fi, garden, terrace, shuttle service, pets accepted

Hotel Green Park Resort

Via delle Magnolie, 4 – locality Calambrone – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 3135711
Services: pool, garden, wi-fi

Hotel Grand Hotel Bonanno

Via Carlo Francesco Gabba, 17 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 524030

Hotel Grand Hotel Continental

Largo Belvedere, 26 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37031

Hotel Grand Hotel Duomo

Via S. Maria 94 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 561894/ +39 050 825088

Hotel Alessandro della Spina

Alessandro della Spina, 5/7/9 – Pisa (PI)

Hotel Grand Hotel Golf

Via dell’Edera, 29 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 957018

Hotel Relais dell’Orologio

Via della Faggiola 12/14 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 830361
Services: restaurant, bar, afternoon tea, breakfast buffet on the terrace, wi-fi, disabled rooms, limousine service, parking, TV

Hotel Repubblica Marinara

Via Matteucci, Angolo Via Romboli – locality Cisanello – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 3870100
Services: Acceptance of small pets, parking, bike rental, internet point

Hotel Riviera Blu

Viale del Tirreno, 15 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37146
Services: Acceptance of small pets, parking, bike rental, internet point, breakfast, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

Hotel Roseto

Via Mascagni, 24 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 42596

Hotel Terminus & Plaza

Via C. Colombo, 45 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 500303

Hotel Il Gabbiano

Via della Bigattiera 14 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)

Hotel Italia

Via dei Gattici, 15 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37720

Hotel Jolly Hotel Cavalieri

Piazza Stazione, 2 – Pisa (PI)

Hotel La Pace

Viale Gramsci Galleria B, 14 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 29351

Hotel Mediterraneo

Via dei Gattici, 81 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37446

Hotel Medusa

Via Oleandri, 37/39 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37125
Services: TV, bar

Hotel Milano

Via Mascagni, 14 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 23162

Hotel Royal Victoria

Lungarno Pacinotti, 12 – Pisa (PI)

Hotel Terranova

Via Carlo Cattaneo, 142/144
Tel. +39 050 500694/ +39 331 6327796

Hotel Touring

Via Puccini, 24 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050/46374

Hotel San Francesco

Via delle Salvie, 50 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)

Hotel Villa Kinzica

Piazza Arcivescovado, 2 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 560419

Hotel Grand Hotel Continental

Largo Belvedere, 26 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)

Hotel Astor

Via Manzoni 22 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 44551
Services: bar, pets allowed, wi-fi, languages spoken French, English, German

Hotel Baleari Park Hotel

Viale del Tirreno, 13 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37497

Hotel Capitol

Via Fermi, 13 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 49597
Services: Buffet breakfast, TV, parking, languages spoken English, French, German

Hotel Villa Laura

Via delle Salvie 54 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37466

Hotel Roma

Via Bonanno, 111 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 554488

Hotel San Ranieri

Via Filippo Mazzei, 2 – locality Cisanello – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 971951
Services: parking, Small pets allowed, wi-fi, bar, wine bar, restaurant, buffet breakfast

Hotel Soggiorno Athena

Via Risorgimento, 42 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 550887

Hotel Consoli del Mare

Via dei Biancospini, 30 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37056

Hotel Amalfitana

Via Roma, 44 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 29000

Hotel Ariston

Via C. Maffi, 42 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 561834

Hotel Euro

Via del Tirreno, 217 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 561834

Hotel Bernardini

Via Fossa Nuova, 7 – locality Stagno – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 988030

Hotel Clio

Via S. Lorenzino, 3 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 28446

Hotel D’Azeglio

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 18/B – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39050 500310

Hotel Emilia

Via Emilia, 450 – locality Ospedaletto – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 985828

Hotel Europa Park Hotel

Via Andrea Pisano, 23 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 554930

Hotel Galileo

Via S. Maria 12 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 40621

Hotel Pensione Garden

Via dell’Ornello, 22 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37578

Hotel Il Cavaliere Nero

V.Le del Tirreno, 189 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37509

Hotel Gronchi

Piazza Arcivescovado, 1 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 561823

Hotel Leonardo

Via Tavoleria, 17 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050/579946
Services: TV, wi-fi, spaces wheelchair accessible

Hotel Le Pleiadi

Viale del Tirreno, 3 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37070

Hotel Manzi

Via Repubblica Pisana, 25 – locality Marina di Pisa (PI) – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 36626/ +39 050 36593

Hotel Milena

Via P. Agostino, 14 – locality Marina di Pisa – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 36863

Hotel Minerva

Piazza Toniolo, 20 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 501081

Hotel My One Hotel Galilei

Via Darsena, 1 – angolo Via Aurelia Sud – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 507111

Hotel Nh Cavalieri

Piazza Stazione, 2 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 43290
Services: spaces are wheelchair accessible, bar, cafe, restaurant, wi-fi

Hotel Novecento

Via Roma, 37 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 500323

Hotel Piccolo

Viale del Tirreno, 257 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37483

Hotel Pensione Rinascente

Via del Castelletto, 28 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 580460

Hotel Serena

Via Cavalca, 45 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050/580809

Hotel Tulipano

Viale del Tirreno, 347 – locality Calambrone – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37406

Hotel Verdi

Piazza della Repubblica, 5/6 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 598947

Hotel Villa Primavera

Via Bonanno Pisano, 43 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 23537

Hotel Villa Wanda

Via dei Tigli, 4 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37486

Hotel Vittoria

Viale del Tirreno, 171 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37451

Hotel Cosmopolitan Golf

Via Pisorno, 60 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 33633

Hotel L’Incanto di Boccadarno

Via Francesco Barbolani – locality Marina di Pisa (PI) – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 311084/6 / +39 347 4554426

Hotel Orchidea Marina

Viale del Tirreno, 283 – locality Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37087
Services: Private beach with umbrellas and deck chairs, parking, TV, wi-fi

Hotel Antica Locanda San Ranieri

Via Risorti, 3 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 552567

Hotel Locanda la Lanterna

Via Santa Maria, 113 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050.830305

Hotel Locanda Paradisa

Via Paradisa, 5 – locality Cisanello – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 570579

Hotel Locanda San Biagio

Via Paradisa, 10/A – locality Cisanello – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 575881

Hotel Pensione M. Gorkij

Piazza Giovan Battista Donati, 13 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 580395 / +39 334 1329859

Hotel Relais dei Fiori

Via Giosué Carducci, 35/37- Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 556054
Services: TV, wi-fi

Hotel Resort Villa Primavera

Via Bonanno Pisano, 28 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 23537


Agriturismo Le Rene

Via Palazzi, 40 – località Coltano – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 989222

Agriturismo Montello

Via della Sofina, 4 – località Coltano – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 3406308041

Agriturismo Salvadori Furio

Via del Viadotto, 1/A – località Coltano – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 989007


Casa vacanze Abbazia di San Zeno

Via San Zeno, 12 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 389 8469204

Casa vacanze Il Quadrifoglio

Via di Mezzana, 1 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 393 2773958

Casa vacanze Appartamenti Da Zeus

Via di Mezzana, 1 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 349 8350293

Casa vacanze Fiori di Maggio Appartamenti

Via di Mezzana, 3 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 346 6621070

Casa vacanze Morfeo Appartamenti Cisanello

Via di Mezzana 7/A – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 340 9323290

Casa vacanze Behind The Tower

Via Marinello Nelli, 5 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 348 7995186

Casa vacanze Beverly Park

Via degli Oleandri, 59 – località Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 32025
servizi: TV, wi- Pisa (PI)fi, giochi per bambini, parcheggio, piscina

Casa vacanze Calefra di Giovanni Bruno

Via del Martello, 8 – località San Giusto – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 339 6809224

Casa vacanze Cardona Guevara Maria Leny

Via Paradisa, 5/A – località Cisanello – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 575550/ +39 338 6225551

Casa vacanze Casa di Rita

Piazzale Venezia, 1 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 366 456 8637

Casa vacanze Davo’s Home

Via Paolo VI, 2A – località Cisanello – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 40720/ +39 328 3056657

Casa vacanze Egisto’s

Via Fiorentina, 317/313 – località Riglione – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 329 0525542

Casa vacanze First Night

Via Francesco De Pinedo, 4/D – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 393 923543471

Casa vacanze L’Olivo delle Piagge

Via di Vietta, 10/12 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 961210

Casa vacanze Le Navi Antiche

Via R. B. Bandinelli, 23 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 329 8026760

Casa vacanze Oasi del Mare

Viale del Tirreno, 88 – località Calambrone – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 33605
servizi: spiaggia privata, piscina, TV, parcheggio

Casa vacanze Vacanze Toscane

Via San Giuseppe, 4 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 0565 777172

Casa vacanze Velez

Via Il Sanguigno, 34 – località Cisanello – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 328 2941638

Casa vacanze Il Fabbricone

Via dei Porcari, 1 – località Calambrone – Pisa (PI)
0574 581376

Casa vacanze Villa Argentieri

Via Turino Vanni, 12 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 500134

Residence L’Incanto di Boccadarno

Via Francesco Barbolani – località Marina di Pisa – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 311084/6 / +39 347 4554426

Residence Orchidea Marina

Viale del Tirreno, 283 – località Tirrenia – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37087
servizi: spiaggia privata con ombrello e sdraio, parcheggio, TV, wi-fi

Residence Domus

Via La Tinta, 11/13 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 2201412/ +39 050 2201404
servizi: giardino, wi-fi, TV, accettazione disabili

Residence Isola Verde

Via Italo Bargagna, 44 – località Cisanello – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 315519
servizi: wi-fi, TV, parcheggio

Residence San Rossore

Via del Capannone, 4/B – località Barbaricina – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 525201
servizi: piscina, giardino, ristorante, lounge bar, centro benessere, wi-fi, parcheggio, accettazione disabili, accettazione animali di piccola taglia

Residence Tulipan

Via Pietrasantina, 103 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 557502

Residence Villaggio Solidago

Tel. +39 050 38900
Viale del Tirreno, 86/A – località Calambrone – Pisa (PI)
servizi: piscina, centro benessere, sala fitness, minimarket, parafarmacia

Residence Le Benedettine

Lungarno Sidney Sonnino 18 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 28257/ +39 338 8620556

Casa per Ferie Betania

Via Pungilupo, 25/A – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 579869
servizi: colazione a buffet, giardino, TV

Casa per Ferie Casa San Domenico

Via Uguccione della Faggiola, 26 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 561858

Casa per Ferie Foresteria Suore Immacolatine

Via Fabio Filzi, 45 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 564526

Casa per Ferie Giotto

Via Flavio Ando, 11 – località Marina di Pisa – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 36514/ +39 389 1517164

Casa per Ferie Il Cenacolo

Via del Casone, 4 – località Calambrone – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37245

Casa per Ferie Il Redentore

Via dei Giacinti, 4 – località Calambrone – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 37109
servizi: giardino, parcheggio, spiaggia privata , menu senza glutine per celiaci, wi-fi

Historic house

Residenza Relais Sassetti

Via San Francesco, 69 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 329 8770611

Residenza Relais Centro Storico

Corso Italia, 26  – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 45231
servizi: colazione a buffet, caffè time gratuito, wi-fi, parcheggio, TV

Residenza Villa Tower Inn

Via Bonanno Pisano, 62 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 991 3217
servizi: colazione mediterranea e americana, due parcheggi, wi-fi

Residenza Santa Caterina d’Alessandria

Via San Zeno, 1 – Pisa (PI)
Tel/Fax: +39 050 550250
servizi: drink di benvenuto, TV, wi-fi,

Residenza Relais I Miracoli

Via Santa Maria, 187 – Pisa (PI)
Tel: +39 050 560572
servizi: colazione con pasticceria artigianale, wi-fi, area relax in chiostro interno con giardino botanico

Residenza Relais dell’Ussero

Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 26 – Pisa (PI)
Tel. +39 050 575428

Where do eat in Pisa

Taverns (Pisa city)

Trattoria da Cucciolo

Vicolo Rosselmini, 9  – 56125 Pisa  (PI)
Phone: +39 050 26086   /   +39 333 2860970
Service: Tuscan cooking meat and fish specialties – closed Sunday evening

Restaurants (Marina di Pisa)

La Rustica

Via Maiorca, 98 – locality Marina di Pisa – Pisa
Phone:  +39 050 36725
Service: Tuscan cooking trattoria. specialty seafood dishes, pizzeria with wood oven

Wine bar (Pisa city)

Ethnic cuisine

Ristorante Indiano Tanduri

Via San bernardo, 37 (Piazza C. Gambacorti) –  56100 Pisa
Tel. +39 050 5200300
Service: typical Indian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, take away, discount for students and for groups of more than 10 people

Tourist Services Specialists


Limousine Oritour

Airport Galio Galilei – 56100 Pisa
Phone:. +39 050 21544   / +39 334 6867981
Via di Titignano, 128/130 – locality Titignano – Pisa (PI)
Phone:  +39 055 772100
Services: car prestige with driver – transfer from and to airports and ports – itineraries – for congresses and meetings transfer