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Sightseeing in Pisa - what to see. Complete travel guide

This is a beautiful Italian town, the main symbol of which is the famous Torre di Pisa. However, besides this unique architectural building there are really many interesting places in this town - museums, theaters, galleries and historical monuments. Nevertheless, any excursion begins with a visit to the famous tower.
1. The best way to explore the historical center of Pisa for tourists is on foot as all the most significant landmarks and sights of the destination are located close to each other. Besides, … Open
It was constructed in 1173; the tower’s height estimates 56 meters. The restoration of the complex has been completed recently. The tower’s foundation was strengthened securely, so, according to architects, it should stand at least three hundred years. Many legends are connected with the main symbol of the town. However, no one knows the answer to the main question – why the tower doesn’t fall. Modern architects agree that the tower of such design was destined to fall right from the very beginning. The fact it has survived till our days is a true miracle.
You will also find several historic religious buildings in this town. Cathedral Duomo is a wonderful example of the Romanesque style. This is a large building with a façade made of white marble. The construction of the cathedral took place in the 11th century. The pulpit of the cathedral was made by the famous Italian master Giovanni Pisano, and this is not the only item that decorates this cathedral. The Baptistery built in the 12th century is an excellent example of Gothic architecture. Its walls are also decorated with frescoes by Giovanni Pisano, and the images on them feature the fragments of most significant historical events. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The best way to learn local ethnic customs and cultural traditions is participating in one of the unique ethnic fests. Pisa has become an established place for holding interesting sport … Open
As archaeologists keep working on the territory of the town, the local Archaeological Museum is one of the most frequently visited places. Even if you do not consider yourself a gourmet, you still should visit one of the restaurants of Pisa. Food here is unique and unrepeatable, and you will not find similar dishes in any other city of Italy.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Pisa and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Pisa
♥   Shopping area ' Corso Italia' Pisa, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Borgo Stretto' Pisa, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Pisa
♥   Castle 'Gambacorti’s Castle' Filettole, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Roncioni’s Castle' Ripafratta, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Santa Maria Castle' Vecchiano, 7.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Verruca Fortress' Calci, 12.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Porcaresi Castle' Villa Basilica, 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Pisa
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Cinque Terre' , 70.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 74.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’ Arcipelago Toscano' , 106.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Pisa and around
♥   Art museum 'Camposanto Monumentale' Pisa, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo dell Opera del Duomo' Pisa, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Pisa Charterhouse' Pisa, 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori' Livorno, 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Pisa from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Riomaggiore Town

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
The old town has a national-scale symbol - the delicious wine that is brewed following special recipes. There are some wonderful ethnic restaurants, where visitors are offered specialties of the freshest seafood and best local wine. A wine bottle remains the most popular tourist gift. You can buy it just at the winery. Riomaggiore is one of the few towns in the world, where it’s prohibited to drive a car. Mountain streets are very narrow and steep. Travelers will find it convenient to travel on foot or by bicycle. Tourists can also rent a scooter. … Read further

Fortezza Medicea Restaurant

From the series “The most exotic restaurants in the world”
The spacious dining room, which accommodates about a hundred guests, was furnished in the prison dining room. During the reconstruction, the original equipment was completely preserved. Even the most economical tourists can have dinner in one of the most original restaurants on the planet. Dinner costs about 25 euros. The humble 'prison feast' consists of a meal and a glass of wine. All the dishes presented in the menu are fairly simple; Paste is one of the most popular among them. … Read further
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