The University of Pisa

The University of Pisa includes eleven faculties and two excellence schools.

That is why, if you are spending your holidays in the town of the Leaning Tower, as you stroll among the monuments and the churches, the palaces and the villas of Pisa, you can happen to stumble across many young students.
  • The University of Pisa
    A papal edict dated 1343 certifies the existence of a school for the teaching of theology, law and medicine in Pisa. Almost seven centuries later the University of Pisa, one of the most prestigious universities in Italy and in Europe, can boast people of the calibre of Galileo Galilei among its faculty and three Nobel-prize winners among its students: namely, Carducci, Fermi and Rubbia.

  • The Scuola Normale Superiore
    It was founded in 1810 as a branch of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris. The normalisti, as its students are called, are admitted through a competitive selection and have to achieve grades no lower than 24/30 in every exam and an annual average grade no lower than 27/30. The Scuola Normale Superiore has its headquarters in the Palazzo della Carovana, also known as Palazzo dei Cavalieri, from the name of the square in which it is situated.

  • The Scuola Superiore Sant`Anna
    It has its headquarters in an ex convent dating back to the 15th century, which stands among the villas of Pisa next to Piazza dei Martiri della Libertà. Founded in 1987 by merging the Conservatorio di Sant`Anna and Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e Perfezionamento, the school applies the same admission rules as the Scuola Normale Superiore.


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Villa Castiglioncello Villa sleeping 8+2 in Castiglioncello, in the province of Livorno, in Val di Cecina. Barbecue, Internet connection, air conditioning, wide garden, bicycles. The villa is just a few kilometres from the beach. Tennis club, riding stable and golf club nearby. More details
Farmhouse Buti Holiday farmhouse dating back to the 17th century in the medieval village of Buti, between Pisa and Lucca, a few kilometres from the beaches of Versilia. 8 sleeping accommodations, swimming pool, panoramic terrace. More details
Villa Casciana Holiday villa for rent in Lower Valdarno, between Pisa and Livorno, in Casciana Terme. 6/8 sleeping accommodations, swimming pool, air conditioning, barbecue equipment, hydromassage, satellite TV, Internet connection, tasting, cooking courses. SPAs nearby.
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Villa Chiara Holiday villa with annex in Chianni (Pisa), in Valdera. 16/19 sleeping accommodations, fenced swimming pool, sauna, hydromassage, Internet connection, private tennis court, children`s playground, bowl pitch. A few kilometres from Rosignano Solvay and its beaches; thermal bath nearby.
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