A true Tuscan delight is what Pisa really is. A city that has a mass of tourists each day exploring due to the famous leaning tower. Which can sometimes be the only problem in high season is that it will be busy. The famous bell tower is in Piazza dei Miracoli (the Miracle Square) and is the third oldest structure within the square. In the Piazza dei Miracoli there is also the Cathedral and the Baptistery.
If you want to visit the tower and climb the many stairs to see the amazing panoramic views, you will have to purchase a ticket which has an allocated time for you to visit. These can be purchased at the box office located in the square or via the official website. If you are travelling with children, then there is a minimum age limit for being able to climb up the leaning tower. So, make sure you check and take proof of age with you in case you are asked.
But what else is there to see in Pisa apart from the famous leaning tower?
Other Things To Do in Pisa
Wander the streets
Personally, we have always liked to head away from the crowds and walk around the streets. We have come across countless gems just by losing the crowds and finding where the locals hang out.
Heading away from Miracle Square towards the River Arno, you can find some beautiful places to sit and watch the world go by. If you are there in the evening, then make sure you go to the River at night too as it looks magical.
Santa Maria della Spina
Santa Maria della Spina is a gothic church that sits alongside the river Arno. After some recent renovations, it is supposedly open a few times during the week, but we are unsure what days this is.
There are several museums in Pisa if you are interested in art, history etc. The museums are dotted around the city. However, there is a museum in Miracle square called the Museum of Art and Culture in Pisa. It has had renovations done over the years so if you have an interest in this, then make sure you take a look around.
If you are also interested in cycling then why not book onto our Pisa to Florence tour, this a 4 or 6 night cycle holiday which allows you to see the sites and most days lets you cycle either a short or long route. It means you will also get to see the city while enjoying the surrounding areas by bike.
For more information on our cycle tour, you can view our website – Pisa to Florence cycle tour
First Published – Jan 2014