Pisa is an amazingly beautiful place located in Italy’s most famous region Tuscany. It is known worldwide for its medieval history, architecture, and especially for the Leaning Tower. But, it is also famous for amazing sun, beaches, food. People from all across the world flood here to learn about the city’s fine art, medieval history, and explore the countryside.
I spent a unforgettable weekend in Pisa. I had great fun, learned a lot about its history and architecture, and ate delicious food. I am going to share my amazing experience I had while I was in Pisa for a weekend with you today.
During my weekend in pisa, I visited some historic sites, lovely parks and gardens. Cycling 🚵 and walking 🚶 are the best ways to explore the city. Here are some historic sites and places I have visited:
The Leaning Tower
Probably the most popular tourist spot in Pisa is Piazza del Duomo which is home to many of the city’s most beautiful attractions, including old monuments and religious buildings. However, the centrepiece of the area is the iconic bell tower – the Leaning Tower. According to history, a woman left 60 coins in her will to build a bell tower and over time it became the city’s crowning glory. It was built upon a soft base of clay and sand in the 12th and 13th Centuries. It took five years to complete only three storeys and then work halted and remained unfinished for almost a century until the tower was finally finished. It is a 56m- imposing tower and most impressive sight in the city.
Piazza dei Cavalieri
During is supreme time, it was the city’s cultural and political heart.
Museums – If you want to absorb some culture then head for the San Matteo National Museum, housing Pisa’s medieval art treasures.
Pisa is world-famous for wonderful cuisine and famous wines. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars. I tried fine local dishes – it was delicious. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a slice of Pisa’s original pizza and sip a strong Italian espresso. Just stop at one of the many outdoor cafes for an original Italian espresso.
Pisa is not far from sea so if you are a beach-going person, you can go to one of the nearest beaches along the coast, including Marina di Vecchiano, Marina di Pisa and Tirrenia.
I enjoyed browsing the shops and exclusive boutiques in Pisa. I was short on time so I just window-shopped along Borgo Stretto.
Pisa is a beautiful city you should visit to absorb cultures, stroll through a garden a park, enjoy the sun and beaches, and eat delicious food.