Popular Accommodations in Pisa
Highlights in Pisa
- Direct location on the Ligurian Sea
- an abundance of important sights
- varied water sports offer
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Vacation rentals in Pisa
In the western districts of Marina di Pisa, Tirrenia or Calambrone you will find a modern holiday apartment in Pisa, which on the one hand offers a direct view of the coast and on the other hand is separated from the city centre by the national park "Parco naturale di Migliarino". Holidaymakers can expect a variety of restaurants and shopping facilities here. A residential area in the central old town is ideal for a cultural holiday.Spacious vacation rentals on the northern outskirts of the city
Away from the hustle and bustle you will find a spacious vacation rental in Pisa, especially in the north-eastern part of San Giuliano Terme. Here you have the choice between a villa with pool or a rustic farmhouse. Holidaymakers who prefer the beach will also find a house here in the western parts of the city that can accommodate up to eleven people.
Holidays in Pisa
Location and orientation
About 80 kilometres west of Florence, in the north of Italy, the city of Pisa extends over an area of 185 km², belonging to the province of Tuscany. Almost 90,000 inhabitants live in Pisa, half of whom are students from the numerous universities.urban division
Pisa is crossed by the river Arno, which flows into the Ligurian Sea in the western part of the city. South of the estuary, the districts run along the local port to the border of the province of Livorno. The historic old town is centrally located in the districts of San Martino, Ponte di Mezzo, Sant´Antonio and San Francesco.
Travelers and Activities
For culture lovers, the Italian city offers an abundance of architecturally and culturally valuable highlights. If you live in an apartment in Pisa, the location of the old town is ideal. From here you can reach on foot the most important sights such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Cathedral Square "Piazza del Duomo", where you can also find the Baptistery. Other highlights are the "Piazza dei Cavalieri" and various museums such as the "Museo Nazionale di San Matteo".Pisa for water sports enthusiasts
In the district Marina de Pisa, directly at the sea coast, lies the small beach of the city, which has beach baths. The beach extends up to the northern border of Livorno. At the leisure harbour you can enjoy a wide range of water sports. You can take part in guided boat trips, visit the sailing or yachting school, go diving and rent jet skis. Surfing in Pisa is only advisable during the winter months as you are dependent on northeast winds.
The Italian universal scholar Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa in 1564.
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The landmark and one of the most famous buildings in the world is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 55 metre high, freestanding bell tower was erected in 1173 and moved through the loamy soil into the fascinating inclination.Composanto Monumentale
One of the most popular sights is the Composanto Monumentale, an imposing cemetery complex that connects north to the Piazza dei Miracoli. Inside the complex, visitors enter the green inner courtyard via the long cloister. In the wing of the building there are stately tombs of the 18th century.Santa Maria della Spina
The church of Santa Maria della Spina is located on the southern bank of the river Arno and is nicknamed Dornenkirchen. Its origins date back to 1230 and it is a masterpiece of the Gothic art epoch. The numerous statues on the outside facade and inside are characteristic of the church. Among others, they are dedicated to Saint Peter and Madonna col Bambino.