Pisa doesn't have a birthdate, this ancient city, founded along the River Arno, is full of Romanesque buildings and charming piazzas that beg to be explored at a slow meandering pace. Pisa is most famous for its tower, yet has some glorious buildings, monuments and churches that are to be admired. Despite being steeped in history, Pisa has a youthful vibe, thanks to the university, two thirds of residents are students.
Must Know: Fly into Galileo Galilei Airport. Pisa Centrale Railway Station (1 km away) is the main hub for local, inter-regional, Eurostar and Intercity trains.
Must see: Pisa is most famous for the leaning tower which is part of the cathedral, set in the Field of Miracles which also includes the baptistery and graveyard.
Must Do: Try the Cecina, a traditional Tuscan food made from chickpea flour and olive oil. The dish dates back to the XIII century.
The airport that serves Pisa, Galileo Galilei Airport, is also the main airport for Tuscany. Many low cost airlines operate out of Pisa so travelling to Pisa is cheap and easy. The airport is close to the city centre, just 1 km to the main train station. Trains depart every 30 minutes to the main station. The L.A.M Rossa bus connects to the central train station and Campo Dei Miracoli and departs every 10 -15 minutes.
Pisa is a very small city and the best way to see all the sights is by foot. All the major attractions are within an half hour walk of each other. There is a regular bus service around the city that includes stops at the Field of Miracles, buy tickets at the news stand or tobacco shops. There are car hire companies at the airport, but you only really need a car if you are using Pisa as your base and visiting other areas. Pisa has a huge selection of accommodation, from affordable hostels to 5 star hotels, gorgeous farm houses and plenty of bed and breakfasts.