Discovering Pisa

The city of Pisa was first laid out during the middle of the 11th century and revolves around Campo dei Miracoli, the world-famous Torre Pendente, now quite stable and actually the bell tower to the adjacent cathedral. The circular Battistero is quite impressive as well.

Pisa’s city centre is easy to walk through: narrow alleyways with a true medieval atmosphere. The historic centre of Pisa is still surrounded by 12th-century walls and is on the north bank of the River Arno. The long street Via Santa Maria connects Campo dei Miracoli with Lungarno (Arno embankment): here the palaces date back to the 16th century.

The elegant Borgo Stretto is filled with busy shops and beautiful caf├ęs it is really interesting to stop and enjoy the urban buzzing around of citizens and tourists.

On the south-eastern side of the city, the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo is located alongside the River Arno, showing an incredible collection of religious art works. To the west, you can go for a walk and see Palazzo Reale and the Arsenale.

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