Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Italy, best known for its world-famous leaning tower.
But the tower isn’t the only thing to see – there are other architectural and artistic marvels in this beautiful city.
The half-hour walk from the Campo dei Miracoli to the train station runs through a pedestrian street with many interesting sights, shops, and restaurants.
The best way to visit Pisa is walking the streets, as the city center is small and cozy, and enjoying the sight 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.
The University of Pisa has 60,000 students in 90,000 inhabitants (200,000 in the metropolitan area).
You’ll notice the student flair in the city once you leave the touristy Campo dei Miracoli.
Climate in Pisa
The climate of Pisa is something in between the one in the north and in the south of Italy.
Winters are mild: not as warm as in Catania nor as cold as in the Po Valley in the north.
Temperatures rarely drop below zero. Snow is scarce.
Summers are warm, if hot, and sometimes very humid.
However, they are nowhere near as intolerable as in Milan, Turin, and Ferrara, because they are mitigated by the wind and the sea (which is about 10 km (6.2 mi) away from the city center).
Rainfall in July and August is rare. Spring and autumn are delightful, although most rainfall occurs in these seasons.