Sight Seeing in Pisa
In a historical city like Pisa you can't fail to find things to see and do. This Italian destination is full of amazing architecture and museums with sophisticated cafes, bars and restaurants where you can rest your weary feet after all that sightseeing! Find your cheap flights to Pisa with Jet2.com online today!
Perhaps the first place to check out when you land in Pisa is the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the Piazza Del Duomo (Cathedral Square) where you will also find the Battiestero (Baptistery) and the Camposanto – known as the Holy Field. Make sure you pre-book to go up the tower for great views of the city. You may not know that Pisa has another leaning tower just across the river which is worth a stroll over to. Not far from the Leaning Tower are the famous museums of Museo del Duomo (cathedral museum) and Museo delle Sinopie. Also pay a visit to the Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale and the Museo Nationale di San Matteo. Along with the historic sites, Pisa is full of quaint streets and markets to discover, for those must have holiday souvenirs. No trip to Pisa is complete without exploring the surrounding areas of Tuscany.
Low cost flights with Jet2.com to Pisa Airport offer the ideal gateway to some fantastic areas of the Tuscan region including Florence, Framura, Sienna & Colline Valdarno.
When you travel with Jet2.com, the low cost airline, to Pisa you can visit Florence; home to the Uffizi Galleries, Michelangelo's David, the world-famous Ponte Vecchio plus castles and gardens galore, the city of Florence is a major cultural centre of Tuscany. Florence is a treasure trove of art with great sights such as the cathedral which dates back to 1290. It has an impressive dome created by Brunelleschi; this amazing sight stands out from the skyline over Florence.
Sienna is more laid back than Florence but still has plenty to do and you can easily take in all the sights by foot. In July, the city echoes with the sound of horse's hooves as the famous Palio horse race is run in the main square which really is a fabulous sight!
The Colline Valdarno area lies in the heart of Tuscany, along the River Arno. A short distance from Pisa, Florence and Sienna it boasts a wealth of rich history, traditions, home-grown wine and food. Nestled between the sea and mountains, Colline Valdarno has the right mix of relaxation and fun. You can find accommodation to suit your needs, walking and cultural excursions, horse riding, wine tasting, beautiful restaurants…a true taste of Italy!
Framura – Ligurian Riviera
Pisa Airport is less than an hour away from the stunning Ligurian Riviera. Get the chance to visit this region and experience the untouched beauty of the coastline set against a rugged mountain landscape.
Romantic Breaks in Pisa
A cheap flight to Italy is the perfect option for a romantic holiday and Pisa doesn't disappoint with sumptuous Italian cuisine, flowing wine, beautiful architecture and great weather. Pisa is also a gateway to some of Italy's most romantic areas including Florence, Sienna, Colline Valdarno and Framura, all with stunning scenery and a relaxed pace of life. So fly to Pisa with Jet2.com to visit the following places;
We recommend a visit to the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, which spans the River Arno: it's lined with jewellery shops should you want to treat someone special in your life or yourself! If you fancy tasting the local wine there are a good selection of bars and clubs in the city centre that have a relaxed dress code in keeping with the laid back atmosphere of Florence.
Sienna is true Tuscan through and through with its (very) laid back atmosphere it has a slower pace of life than Florence. Its pedestrianised streets make it a great city to explore on foot. Towards the south of Sienna you can uncover picture postcard images with fields that seem to go on forever. When the sun starts to set why not settle down to one of the local wines including Montepulciano and Montalcino... belissimo!
Colline Valdarno is set alongside the River Arno in Tuscany. Take a romantic walk or horseride through the mountains and by the sea, make sure you stop to take in the amazing scenery then enjoy a relaxing meal in the evening in one of the fantastic restaurants serving traditional Italian cuisine.
Framura – Ligurian Riviera
Framura is right on the border between Tuscany and Liguria, a group of small villages lying between the mountain and the sea, which is such a beautiful setting it will take your breath away.
Fun Seekers in Pisa
Pisa is known for Chianti wine and you can find a number of classy bars situated along the river where Italian's young professionals can be found. Nightlife is pretty relaxed in Pisa with people often enjoying drinks over long meals lasting into the early hours. Try the Borderline Club which plays everything from rock to jazz, meanwhile fans of dance music will want to strut their stuff at the 1080 Club on Vio del Brennero, which is modern and funky inside. For cheap drinking try the Lungarrni district or the Piazza Garibaldi where the students of Pisa hangout in the evenings. In the summer make sure you go to one of the Concert Sessions that take place beside the leaning tower.
Pisa is great for shopping too, The Corso Italia is the main shopping street which links into the Borgo Stretto where all the major stores can be found. Around the streets are smaller independent shops where you can find more original fashion and plenty of gift shops perfect for finding souvenirs to take home. Most shops close between 1pm and 4pm giving you the perfect opportunity to find a nice place to enjoy a delicious meal and build up your energy for more shopping in the afternoon.
Family Fun in Pisa
Pisa offers the family plenty of sightseeing, nice weather and great food. You won't be short of things to see and do in the city but if you fancy escaping the hustle and bustle for a day then just a short ride away is the Marina di Pisa. This seaside resort is perfect for the family whether you want to paddle in the sea, wander along the Mediterranean coastline or simply relax on the beach with a delicious Tuscan ice-cream called Gelati.
Events in Pisa
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Activities in Pisa
Top Tours in Pisa:
Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Pisa
Explore Pisa on a 'Hop-On Hop-Off' tour and see the wonderful landmarks including the Leaning Tower...
Galleria dell' Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour
Discover the works of Renaissance Masters in the Galleria dell' Accademia and Uffizi Gallery...
Florence Segway Tour
Enjoy breathtaking sights of Florence while enjoying the coolest ride of the 21st century...
Historical Sights of Florence
See historical buildings and monuments that are the major tourist attractions of Florence...
Chianti Sightseeing Tour
Visit the Chianti vineyards and explore the celebrated Tuscan countryside in Italy...
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Top Tips for Pisa
Shop opening hours - Remember shops close between 1pm and 4pm every day although some larger department stores may stay open throughout.
Yes - Si
No - No
Excuse me – Mi scusi
Hello – Buon giorno
Goodbye – Arrivederci
Thank you – Grazie
Please – Per favore
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How much is this? – Quant'e per favore?
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I would like… – Vorrei…
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I have a reservation – Ho fatto una prenotazione
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Hotels & Apartments in Pisa
Centro - star rating 2
Recently renovated hotel in the city centre, the Centro Hotel Florence is an ideal base for those on a low-budget wishing to explore the city. The reception is located on the first floor of the building which is accessed by stairs or lift.
Liana - star rating 3
Lovely hotel built in a beautiful 19th century building and therefore very traditional, the Liana Hotel Florence even has frescos on ceilings. The rooms are spacious, light and comfortable, with very large quad rooms ideal for families.
Villa Carlotta - star rating 4
A converted nineteenth century villa located within the luscious park area in the south of Florence, very close to the beautiful Boboli gardens and just over a kilometre from the Pitti Palace.
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