You can spend countless days exploring the beautiful city of Pisa.
Some people can spend a day to four days in Pisa. But to get a full experience of Pisa and Tuscany, it’s best to stay between three to four days. There is so much to see in Pisa and outside of the city of Tuscany. You can spend a day walking through the cobblestone streets and have some delicious food. If you’re now planning to stay for three or four days, here are some ideas of what you can do in Pisa and parts of Tuscany.
The Leaning Tower is undoubtfully the most popular attraction in Pisa. It is known worldwide and millions of people flock to the city just to get a snapshot of the Leaning Tower! You can buy tickets to enter the Leaning Tower and climb the stairs to the top.
The Leaning Tower wasn’t always supposed to be leaning. During the first five years of construction, it started to lean as the foundation was sinking on one side. The Leaning Tower took almost 200 years to build. Construction first started in 1173 and then stopped being built for 100 years. Then in 1372, the Leaning Tower was completed after having three different engineering teams.
Cattedrale di Pisa
The Cattedrale di Pisa is the Pisa Cathedral. You will find the cathedral right near the Leaning Tower. The Pisa Cathedral first opened in 1092. As you walk inside the cathedral, you’ll see a mixture of medieval and renaissance art. There are beautiful vintage gold trimmings throughout the inside of the cathedral. The Pisa Cathedral has a mixture of medieval and renaissance art and architecture. There are many bronze statues inside.
Florence is the capital of Tuscany and is just over an hour’s drive from Pisa. A lot of people go to Florence for the famous attractions. One of the famous attractions is Michelangelo’s David which is in the Accademia Gallery. The Florence Dome is also a very popular attraction in Florence. You can even climb the Florence Dome and get incredible views of the city from above.
Chianti is a beautiful wine region and is about an hour and a half drive away from Pisa. This wine region is best known for producing the red wine, Chianti. The wine region is in the hills and mountains, covering more than 170,000 acres of vineyards. There are about 5000 wineries in the Chianti region, so there are many for you to visit and try out the wines.
The best part about spending more time in Pisa is you really take in the Italian culture. Take your time exploring the beautiful city of Pisa when you spend a few days here. Having the extra days allows you to do day trips to other places nearby Pisa.