The historical centre of Pisa is still surrounded (almost entirely) by the 12th century city walls and it is divided into two parts by the river Arno, which crosses it from east to west. These areas are known to locals as Tramontana, north of the river, and Mezzogiorno, south of the river
In the north of the historical centre there is the renowned, Piazza dei Miracoli, with the world-famous Leaning Tower. In addition, Pisa offers a wide range of attractions and activities.
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Shopping in Pisa
Pisan craft is renowned for leather goods, shoes, terracotta, wooden furniture and naturally, food.
“Piazza delle Vettovaglie”, in the heart of the medieval city, is surrounded by an elegant sixteenth-century portico, which has always been the location of a colorful daily market. In addition to the stands in the square, the surrounding picturesque alleys offer the possibility of buying renowned Pisan specialties. Crossing Via delle Colonne, you arrive in Borgo Stretto, one of the most beautiful streets in the cit. With wonderful porticos, Borgo Stretto is the heart of shopping in Pisa. Then you can cross the bridge “Ponte di Mezzo” and go on walking in Corso Italia, another great shopping street in the city centre.
Shops in Pisa are usually open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 04:00 pm until 08:00 pm. They are closed on Sundays and Monday mornings.
The currency of Italy is Euro, usually abbreviated in EUR or €. Money can be exchanged at Pisa International Airport, banks and at Exchange Offices. Credit Cards are widely accepted in restaurants, shops and hotels.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 08:30 am to 01:30 pm and from 02:30 pm to 04:00 pm.
Electricity in Italy is 220 V, 50 Hz and Italian earthed three-pin outlets are commonly used. In some installations, adaptors can also be used.
In middle of September, warm and good weather can be expected.
For medical emergencies dial 118
To contact the Police dial 113 (Polizia) or 112(Carabinieri)
For fire emergencies dial 115