Pisa and surroundings
Once located on marshy grounds at the estuary of the Arno River, the ancient maritime power, the Republic of Pisa, has left us a rich artistic and historical heritage.
Beyond the Miracle Square which attracts millions of tourists, the city unveils numerous historical, cultural, artistic and architectonic itineraries just waiting to be discovered.
Starting from Miracles Square, one can admire an extraordinary concentration of Romanesque splendor. As it leads to four major landmarks: the Duomo, the Tower, the Baptistry and the Cemetery. From there, Santa Maria road will lead you to the philosophical, literary, mathematical, and cultural focal point of the city and its Universities.
A hop from Miracle Square, you’ll find the Cavalieri Square with its historical Scuola Normale and a step futher the prestigious “Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna”. Walking down Borgo Stretto (the ancient city center), you to come to the suggestive riverfront Lungarni, rich in historical palaces some of which host permanent museums and temporary exhibitions.
Pisa is also a centre of excellence in the field of researchand academic training, thanks to the active and authoritative presence of its University (founded in 1343), the Scuola Normale Superiore, the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the National Research Council (CNR).
Immediately outside the heart of the city, the coastline offers another charming area immersed in a naturalistic setting of pristine vegetation: where you can enjoy sandy beaches, the reefs, the sea, the port, the pine woods, horses, boats, canoes, as well as indulge in surfing and fishing and much more.
The seaside of Pisa, strong from a nautical tradition, with the village of Marina di Pisa, Tirrenia and Calambrone, is today a developing tourist area.
Visitors are attracted from equipped beaches and from the new tourist harbour, perfectly set among the Arno's outlet, the sea and the city centre of Marina. (website: www.turismo.pisa.it)
A millenarian tradition combines food and wine to the historical scenarios and exceptional landscapes, creating an unforgettable setting.
The city and all of its territory creates a “fabric” full of wines, foods, prime materials, delicacies, niche products to enjoy in an exceptional locations. To mention just a few of these particular products, the truffles of San Miniato, the range of products from the San Rossore Park, the unique cattle of Pisa (the breed known as “Mucco pisano”) and the delicious pine nuts.