Pisa and the Leaning Tower

Pisa and the Leaning Tower on Piazza dei Miracoli is known all over the world. But Pisa is much more next to Arno River.

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The Leaning Tower on the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli is a must see for you on your holiday in Tuscany.

Pisa is located in Tuscany

Tuscany region

Holiday in Pisa

Visit Pisa by train

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All you have to do is buy the ticket, get on the train and present the ticket with the QR code to the train conductor.

Great train connections

From the airport there are also great train connections leading into Florence which can be reached in less than an hour.

From here there are further connections to Rome to the south, or Bologna to the north. There are several options for taking the train from Milano and down to Pisa.

The train can be taken to Bologna and Florence, which will not take long. The train trip from Milano can also be taken down to Genoa, in order to continue by regional train along the coast.

Galileo Gallilei Airport in Pisa

Pisa is the capital of the province carrying the same name. It lies in the north-western corner of Tuscany, south of Viareggio and Massa-Carrara, bordering Liguria.


Galileo Galilei Airport is the largest in Tuscany, where several low-cost airlines are based. It is not far from the city center, and you can actually walk to it directly from the many hotels located near the airport.

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Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa

Piazza dei Miracoli is one of the most famous squares in Italy, but indeed also in the rest of the world.

It is here that you will find the most famous sight in the area, and arguably one of the most photographed ever. The famous “Leaning Tower of Pisa”, which with its 58 meters looms over the entire square.

The Leaning Tower was built around 1180 by Bonanno Pisano, and together with the Cathedral, Santa Maria Assunta, the Baptistery and the Camposanto cemetery, the buildings form the epicenter of this religious and packed tourist area.

The beautiful architecture is made with white marble, and the buildings in these natural areas are surrounded by green lawns, sure to blow the minds of any visitor.

Piazza dei Miracoli Pisa

The places of Miracles

Honored by UNESCO in 1987, Piazza dei Miracoli was then added to the World Heritage List, and is an absolute NECESSITY to visit when you are in Tuscany!

The beautiful architecture is made with white marble, and the buildings in these natural areas are surrounded by green lawns, sure to blow the minds of any visitor.

But even though the place can be packed with people, you will still be left with an excitement and fascination due to all the beauty that you see. An awe that you will not find anywhere else.

It is possible to visit the square during all seasons, but the best time to visit is in the spring, when the grass is lush and the spring sun dances on the beautiful buildings.

The Leaning Tower in Pisa

Perfect for an evening stroll

We recommend you enjoy a stroll around the square in the evening once the sun is gone, and enjoy the white buildings as they are lit up in a purple glow. An amazing view!

The square is enclosed and protected to the north and west by medieval walls, while the south side is closed off by the holy hospital.

The train station, Pisa San Rossore, is not far from the square either. From Pisa Centrale you can take bus line 4, and there are also good and direct bus routes to and from the airport.

Even if you do not live in Pisa itself, but instead live somewhere closer than 100 kilometers away from Pisa, it is pretty much a requirement for you to witness and experience this magical square.

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Santa Maria della Spina

You will find this little church next to the Arno River. It was built in the Gothic style back in 1230, and features a series of small spires, one of which is on top of the crown. It was brought there in 1333 and has been there ever since. The location next to the Arno River has meant that it was prone to flooding in the past.

Because of this it was built on a higher level in 1871, to prevent flooding due to the rising water level from the river.

The design and architecture of the church were slightly modified during this process as well. However, it has managed to retain its attractiveness, which makes countless tourists visit from afar to admire it.

Many consider Santa Maria della Spina one of the most magnificent Gothic-style buildings in all of Italy. The marble facade and spires are indeed a delight to behold.

Santa Maria della Spina Pisa