About Pisa

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.

 

MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS

Piazza dei Miracoli
Piazza dei Miracoli
National Museum “San Matteo”
National Museum “San Matteo”
National Museum “Palazzo Reale”
National Museum “Palazzo Reale”
Piaggio Museum - Pontedera, Pisa
Piaggio Museum – Pontedera, Pisa
Charterhouse “Certosa di Pisa”, Calci
Charterhouse “Certosa di Pisa”, Calci
Piazza dei Cavalieri
Piazza dei Cavalieri
Church of Santa Maria della Spina
Church of Santa Maria della Spina
Blue Palace Museum
Blue Palace Museum
Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa, Calci
Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa, Calci
The Mural of Keith Haring: Tuttomondo
The Mural of Keith Haring: Tuttomondo

NATURE

Botanical Garden of the University of Pisa
Botanical Garden of the University of Pisa
Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli Park
Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli Park

SPA AND WELLNESS

Bagni di Pisa, San Giuliano Terme
Bagni di Pisa, San Giuliano Terme
Terme di Casciana, Casciana Terme
Terme di Casciana, Casciana Terme

GUIDED TOURS

  1. https://www.pisavisiteguidate.it/index.php/en/
  2. http://www.aboutpisa.info/pisa-guided-tours.html
  3. http://www.pisatour.it/index.asp
  4. http://www.grifotour.com/en/default.asp

For more information about Pisa please visit: www.turismo.pisa.it/en

USEFUL INFORMATION

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.

Currency

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
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
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.

Climate
In middle of April, warm and good weather can be expected.

Emergencies
For medical emergencies dial 118
To contact the Police dial 113 (Polizia) or 112(Carabinieri)
For fire emergencies dial 115