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Pisa

Pisa is strategically located in the central part of Italy, at only 12 km from the Ligurian Sea, 20 km from the harbour of Livorno and the ferries heading to the Elba Island, Sardinia and Corsica, and 80 km from Florence. This city is closely associated with the Leaning Tower, but it also preserves, along with the whole complex of Piazza dei Miracoli - UNESCO World Heritage Site - and its medieval centre, numerous masterpieces of architecture and medieval history. The area around Pisa is also excellent for farm holidays, trekking, beaches and water sports on the Versilian coast.

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Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery
Piazza del Duomo, Pisa

Pisa Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni) shares grounds with Pisa Duomo (where the Leaning Tower is located). It took more than two centuries to complete. This amazing marble Baptistery is the largest one in the whole of Italy, and dates back to the 12th century. Pay your visit in the early morning to experience the amazing acoustics. The Cathedral is an incredible work of art with more than a thousands years of history, and its design influenced many other buildings in the whole country.

Via Aurelia (Aurelia Street to Rome)
Via Aurelia, Pisa

This street played an important role in times of the ancient Roman Empire, to connect the cities of Pisa and Rome and to enable trouble-free and efficient movement of defensive forces and goods between them. Today, the drive along the Liguarian coast might not be the fastest anymore, due to heavy traffic at times, but it for sure is one of the most beautiful rides in Italy.

I Porci Comodi
Via l'Arancio 4, Pisa

This is one of the most popular places to taste true Tuscan flavours. I Porci Comodi carefully selects the best ingredients and offers a list of delicious sandwiches, cold cuts and local wines and beers, which you can also easily take away.

Gusto al 129
Via Santa Bibbiana 10, Pisa

Italy is known for its tasty pizzas and at Gusto al 129 you really understand why. Some people even say that this place serves the best pizza in the whole of Italy. There you will find not only the most classic pizzas, but the owners are not afraid to experiment with new recipes - the main reason for their success - and to keep creating new pizzas, also inspired by the clients' tastes. For each pizza, you will be suggested the best beer to drink with it.

Antique and craft fair
City centre, Pisa

If you are interested in antiques and old furniture, many fairs are held in Via Santa Maria, Piazza Felice Cavallotti, Via dei Mille, Via Corsica, Piazza dei Cavalieri and Via Ulisse Dini - so basically all around the city centre - every second weekend of the month (except August and July). More than 100 artisans take part in these highly recommended events, and animate the historic centre with their stands and works of art

Fruit and Food Market
Piazza delle Vettovaglie, Pisa

The Fruit and Food Market (Mercato delle Vettovaglie) opens from Monday to Friday in Piazza delle Vettovaglie, a 16th century square, and is over a hundred years old. It is very popular amongst locals, who do their daily shopping there, so walk through it to see and experience the everyday life of Pisa.

Galileo Galilei International Airport
Piazzale D'Ascanio 1, Pisa

Pisa International Airport "Galilei" is located only 1 km from Pisa Central Railway Station and from the town centre. - Just outside the Passenger Terminal, you will find the new high-speed, automatic "People Mover" service, which will take you directly to Pisa Central Station with departures everyday, every 5-8 minutes, from 6:00 to 24:00. - Outside the Passenger Terminal, you will find as well an the P6 Area, for buses. Tickets can be bought at the Info Point, in the Arrivals Terminal. - You may also be interested in renting a car. In this case, there is a dedicated Terminal easily reachable by a 5-minute walk or by a free shuttle that you can take just outside the Passenger Terminal (on the arrivals side). - A taxi service is provided 24/24, with departures in front of the airport (on the arrivals side). Taxi fares are likely to change, but you might want to check the prices at this link: www.cotapi.it - Also, the two companies PBA (www.pbapisa.it) and Limousine Oritour (www.limousineoritour.it) provide a classy and comfortable luxury transfer service.

Passport / Visa

Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are not sure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend you to contact the embassy or consulate in your country. In order to enter the Schengen zone, international (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip. Citizens from Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but they must bring with them a valid ID during their stay.

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