A Brief Travel Guide for Holidays in Pisa
How many steps do you have to climb to reach the top of the Leaning Tower
Which are the events that enliven the town in May, June and July?
Which are the "must-eats" of the local traditional cuisine you should taste in a restaurant in Pisa?
This short tourist guide to Pisa
will help you answer these and many other questions: twenty-five quick-and-easy-reference chapters where you will find plenty of information about this charming town in western Tuscany.
Our tour obviously begins with a page on Pisa`s origins
. Both the Etruscans and the Romans have left plenty of evidence of their settlements in the province of Pisa. Then, you will have a page dedicated to Galileo Galilei, one of Pisa`s most illustrious "children"
, who was born in the Tramontana district and taught at the local University. And here you have the most famous Leaning Tower in the world and the other beauties - that is, the Duomo, the Baptistery and the Monumental Cemetery - that stand in Piazza dei Miracoli (if you are looking for a villa in Pisa for your next holidays, why do not you look at the ads for houses to rent in this part of the town?). In the last chapters you will find plenty of tips on where to go shopping, on the (summer) nightlife, and so on.
In the very last page of this tourist guide you will find useful travel information
on how to get to your holiday villa in Pisa by car or by bus, by train or by plane.
And now, we owe you some answers: the steps are 293; the events that are held in Pisa between May and July are the Luminara di San Ranieri, the Palio, the Gioco del Ponte and, every four years, the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics; as far as the many traditional Pisan dishes are concerned, we suggest you to taste the "cecina" and the "torta co` bischeri", also known as "torta del 28".
Our most requested villas:
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.
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.
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.
*Valid in some periods
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.
*Valid in some periods