Pisa – Tuscany

December 23, 2020

Distance: 45 km

If you say Pisa, you immediately think of the leaning tower, a symbol of the city but which over the years has become a symbol of the Region and a little of Italy as well. The points of interest certainly do not end with the Tower, but from there you can leave for an interesting and valid itinerary even if the visit lasts a few hours.

The starting point can only be Piazza dei Miracoli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Here you will find the Tower, leaning due to a subsidence of the underlying land but stable thanks to its center of gravity, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Monumental Cemetery.

Piazza dei Cavalieri is also worth a visit: the beating heart of communal life in ancient Pisa, today the Palazzo della Carovana and the Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri overlook it. Borgo Stretto is another must-see in the city: one of the most evocative neighborhoods, loved by tourists for its narrow and charming alleys. Passing from Piazza Garibaldi and the Ponte di Mezzo you arrive on the Lungarni, another gem of the city.

The most beautiful is Lungarno Mediceo, flanked by the palaces of the Pisan lords of the past (Palazzo dei Medici, Palazzo Toscanelli); on Lungarno Gambacorti instead you can admire the marvelous Church of Santa Maria della Spina.

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