1. Pisa Travel Guide: Your Tuscan Adventure To Italy's Leaning Landmark

Pisa Travel Guide: Your Tuscan Adventure to Italy's Leaning Landmark

Get in touch?We’ll start with some questions and get you to the right place.
10000+ itineraries curated and counting
10000+ itineraries curated and counting

Pisa, home to the world-famous leaning tower, is a city in Italy’s Tuscany region. There is definitely more to this city than the tower. Located on the banks of the River Arno, Pisa has a rich maritime history and was a powerhouse during the Middle Ages. The city is also home to three of the greatest universities in Italy, thus becoming an important center of education too. Pisa's old-world charm is best seen through its marvelous churches and the many little bridges that span the Arno. Pisa has also given birth to some of the most famous names in the history of science, including the great Galileo Galilei and Leonardo Fibonacci. Explore the historical and cultural treasures of Pisa with our Italy travel packages, offering curated itineraries that showcase the city's renowned landmarks and vibrant atmosphere. Experience the allure of Pisa with a seamless and enriching travel experience tailored to your preferences.

Pisa’s most famous attraction is, without doubt, the Leaning Tower. The city however also contains numerous other incredible attractions. Experience the glorious Romanesque architecture of Piazza dei Miracoli or the Square of Miracles. The best way to explore Pisa is by taking a stroll through the historic city centre. Visit the Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Cathedral and finally marvel at the incredible phenomenon that the Leaning Tower is. Stray a bit out of the main city to the pristine villages of Cinque Terre region on the Italian Riviera coastline for an offbeat experience.

Getting in pisa

Pisa International Airport, also named Galileo Galilei Airport is the airport located in Pisa. It is the main airport in Tuscany and located only one km away from the railway station and the city centre. There are regular flights that operate from India which include the major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Kochin.

Delhi11h, 1 stopRs 43,834
Mumbai17h, 2 stopsRs 47,643
Chennai17h, 2 stopsRs 47,697
Kolkata20h, 2 stopsRs 48,113
Hyderabad17h, 2 stopsRs 48,091
Bengaluru17h, 2 stopsRs 47,863
Kochi20h, 2 stopsRs 47,583

Getting out of pisa

Pisa International airport operates flights to all domestic terminals as well as nearby countries like France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and Netherlands. You may take a quick flight to and from any of these neighbouring countries if you are planning to travel to Italy for 10 days or more.

Making memories made easy with this guide:

Climb the Leaning Tower:

  • Take on the iconic challenge of climbing the Leaning Tower for panoramic views of Pisa.

Bicycle Tour:

  • Explore the city's hidden gems on a guided bicycle tour, combining fun and sightseeing.

River Arno Cruise:

  • Relax and enjoy a different perspective of Pisa's beauty with a scenic cruise along the River Arno.

Visit Pisa Cathedral (Duomo di Pisa):

  • Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture and history of Pisa Cathedral.

Explore the Baptistery of St. John:

  • Marvel at the acoustics and beauty of the Baptistery, located near the Leaning Tower.

Discover Piazza dei Cavalieri:

  • Soak in local life at Pisa's historic square surrounded by palaces at Piazza dei Cavalieri.

Take a Guided Walking Tour:

  • Uncover the city's rich history and cultural heritage with a knowledgeable local guide.

Art and History Museum:

  • Visit the Palazzo Blu to explore art exhibitions and delve into Pisa's cultural history.

Shop at Corso Italia:

  • Stroll along Corso Italia for a blend of shopping, dining, and experiencing the local lifestyle.

Attend a Pisan Event:

  • Check for local events, festivals, or performances happening during your visit for a taste of Pisa's vibrant culture.

delight yourself with Tuscan flavors

  • La Bottega del Gelato: Indulge in a delightful array of artisanal gelato flavors near the Leaning Tower.
  • Osteria in Domus: Immerse yourself in authentic Tuscan flavors at this charming osteria in the heart of Pisa.
  • Pasticceria Salza: Satisfy your sweet cravings with delectable pastries and desserts at this renowned pastry haven.
  • Ristorante Il Peperoncino: Enjoy a taste of traditional Italian cuisine with a modern twist at this popular Pisa restaurant.
  • Trattoria di Giorgio: Delight in homemade pasta and local specialties in the cozy atmosphere of Trattoria di Giorgio.
  • Mozzafiato - Wine Bar & Bistrot: Experience a combination of fine wines and delicious bites in the chic ambiance of Mozzafiato.
  • La Grotta di Leo: Dive into a culinary adventure with fresh seafood and Tuscan dishes at La Grotta di Leo.
  • Il Montino: Savour a mix of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines in a relaxed setting at Il Montino.
  • Ristoro del Gallo Nero: Unwind in the rustic charm of Ristoro del Gallo Nero while enjoying traditional Tuscan dishes.
  • L'Acqua Cotta: Discover the flavors of Pisa with locally sourced ingredients at the welcoming L'Acqua Cotta.



Public Transport at pisa

Direct railway lines connect the airport to Florence and Pisa Centrale Station. It takes only 5 minutes to reach Pisa city centre by train. The Pisa Transport Company connects the Airport to Pisa town centre every 10 minutes by buses. There is also a small bus station in front of the railway station that many of the local bus routes radiate out from, including to close by the leaning tower of Pisa. Pisa being a small city is well connected by public transport.


Taxi & Airport transfer at pisa

Frequent shuttles and taxis are available at the airport. Some of the popular service providers that you can make use of include Kiwi Taxi, Taxicaller, Holiday Taxi. Taxi fares in Italy depend on the region and may be significantly different. Transportation costs from and to the airport are higher than within the city.

Transport & city passes in pisa

There is no tourist/ travel pass in Pisa since the city is quite a small one. However, there are tourist cards at vendor shops near railway stations. Further, for commuting, tickets can be purchased at a flat rate in railway station towards the airport. The same costs 1.40 EUR for a one-way travel and bus tickets cost 1.20 EUR.

Driving & Car rental at pisa

Renting a car allows you to explore Italy at your own pace. They are comparatively expensive vis-a-vis public transportation. Make sure to abide by the road rules and other safety measures applicable to Italy. Alternatively, you can hire a driver while renting the car.

Know these tips and know them well:

  • Watch Your Steps:Be mindful of the cobbled streets; they add to Pisa's charm but can be a bit uneven.
  • Stay Hydrated: Carry a water bottle, especially if you're exploring in the warmer months.
  • Local Currency: Have some euros on hand for small purchases, as not all places may accept cards.
  • Sun Protection: Bring sunscreen and a hat, especially if you plan to spend time outdoors.
  • Language Basics: Learn a few Italian phrases or carry a translation app for smoother interactions.
  • Safety First: Keep an eye on your belongings, especially in crowded tourist areas.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Wear comfortable shoes for exploring, as Pisa is best discovered on foot.
  • Check Opening Hours: Confirm the opening hours of attractions and restaurants in advance.
  • Local Transit: Familiarize yourself with local bus or train options for convenient travel within the city.
  • Weather Check: Check the weather forecast to plan accordingly, especially if you're visiting outdoor attractions.

Pisa is a destination that will enrich your soul with its art, food and people. This Italian city is known for romance brimming in every corner. Customize your trip and add Pisa to your choice of Italy honeymoon packages now with PickYourTrail! 

Get in touch?We’ll start with some questions and get you to the right place.
10000+ itineraries curated and counting
10000+ itineraries curated and counting
We think you are in .
Update your location?