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Pisa

Pisa is strategically located in the central part of Italy, at only 12 km from the Ligurian Sea, 20 km from the harbour of Livorno and the ferries heading to the Elba Island, Sardinia and Corsica, and 80 km from Florence. This city is most known for its leaning tower, but it also preserves, along with the whole complex of Piazza dei Miracoli — UNESCO World Heritage Site — and its medieval centre, numerous masterpieces of architecture and medieval history. The area around Pisa is also excellent for farm holidays, trekking, beaches and water sports on the Versilian coast.

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Pisa Cathedral & Baptistery of St John
Piazza del Duomo, Pisa

Pisa Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni) shares grounds with Pisa Duomo (where the Leaning Tower is located). It took more than two centuries to complete. This amazing marble Baptistery is the largest one in the whole of Italy, and dates back to the 12th century. Pay your visit in the early morning to experience the amazing acoustics without the hum of the crowd. The Cathedral is an incredible work of art with more than a thousands years of history, and its design influenced many other buildings in the whole country.

Via Aurelia (Aurelia Street to Rome)
Strada Statale 1 (Via Aurelia), Pisa

Via Aurelia, constructed in approximately 241 BC, played an important role in times of the ancient Roman Empire, to connect the cities of Pisa and Rome and to enable trouble-free and efficient movement of defensive forces and goods between them. Today, the drive along the coast might not be the fastest way anymore, owing to the often heavy traffic, but it for sure is one of the most beautiful rides in Italy. Today, the modern Strada Statale 1 ocupies the same route and is informally known as La Via Aurelia. Remains of several Roman bridges can still be found along the road, including the Cloaca di Porta San Clementino, Ponte del Diavolo, Primo Ponte, and the Secondo Ponte (the last three in Sta Marinella).

Gusto al 129
Via Ettore Sighieri 5/7, Pisa

Italy is known for its pizza and at Gusto al 129 you really understand why. Some people even say that this place serves the best pizza in the whole of Italy. There you will find not only the most classic pizzas, but the owners are not afraid to experiment with new recipes — the main reason for their success — and to keep creating new pizzas, also inspired by the clients' tastes. For each pizza, you will be suggested the best beer to drink with it.

Teste & Lische
Piazza Gorgona 7, Marina di Pisa

Located in Marina di Pisa, right by the sea, this romantic fine dining restaurant will please you with its brilliant cuisine mostly centring around fish. Enjoy sunset while eating in one of the best places in the area, and try one of the delicious and creative plates of fresh fish. Of course, we recommend starting with an aperitivo.

Antique & Craft Fairs
City centre, Pisa

If you are interested in antiques and old furniture, many fairs are held in Via Santa Maria, Piazza Felice Cavallotti, Via dei Mille, Via Corsica, Piazza dei Cavalieri and Via Ulisse Dini — basically all around the city centre — every second weekend of the month (except August and July). More than 100 artisans take part in these highly recommended events, and animate the historic centre with their stands and works of art.

Mercato delle vettovaglie
Piazza delle Vettovaglie, Pisa

The Fruit and Food Market (Mercato delle Vettovaglie) opens from Monday to Friday in Piazza delle Vettovaglie, a 16th-century square. It is very popular amongst locals, who do their daily shopping there, so walk through it to see and experience the everyday life of Pisa.

Galileo Galilei Pisa International Airport (PSA)
Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa, Piazzale D'Ascanio 1, Pisa

Pisa International Airport "Galilei" is located only 1 km from Pisa Central Railway Station and from the town centre. Just outside the Passenger Terminal, you will find the new high-speed, automatic "People Mover" service, which will take you directly to Pisa Central Station with departures everyday, every 5-8 minutes, from 6 am to midnight. Outside the Passenger Terminal, you will find the "P6 Area" for buses. Tickets can be bought at the Info Point, in the Arrivals Terminal. You may also be interested in renting a car. In this case, there is a dedicated Terminal easily reachable by a 5-minute walk or by a free shuttle that you can take just outside the Passenger Terminal (on the arrivals side). A taxi service is provided around the clock, with departures in front of the airport (on the arrivals side). Also, the two companies PBA (www.pbapisa.it) and Limousine Oritour (www.limousineoritour.it) provide a classy and comfortable luxury transfer service.

Passport / Visa

Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are not sure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend you to contact the embassy or consulate in your country. In order to enter the Schengen zone, international (non-Schengen) travellers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip. Citizens from Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but they must bring with them a valid ID during their stay.

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