The Top Ten Towns of Tuscany – # 6 Pisa

by LaLaItalia


Pisa, a half-hour’s drive southwest of Lucca, reached the height of its dominance in the 11th to 13th centuries. Pisa is best known for the world famous Leaning Tower, but those who come here with their mind already made up that the Tower is the only thing to see may miss the rest of the architectural and artistic marvels of this beautiful city. Pisa has magnificent churches, palaces, streets and squares. The best way to visit Pisa is walking the streets, as the city center is very small. This way you can enjoy the sights and the atmosphere. Pisa would not be Pisa without the University. The city is animated by the students, who organize parties, shows, and cultural events, and fill the central street of the city at night. Come on the last Sunday of June to see the Gioco del Ponte, a series of battles staged in medieval costume every year since at least the 16th century.

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