Join us on a holiday to Pisa
A heavenly slice of Tuscany, Pisa is well worth a visit for any traveller who loves sun, culture, and gorging themselves on carbs.
Only a small part of Pisa holidays can be taken up with a visit to its leaning tower, so it makes sense there’s plenty more to do in this ancient settlement, as well as in the surrounding countryside. Plus, it’s only 20 minutes from the Ligurian Sea, meaning an easy escape from the heat of the city to the cool of the coast.
While the Pisa Cathedral is best known, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta had its foundations laid in the eleventh century and is one of the most astounding in all the region, both inside and out. The city plays host to many incredible churches and cathedrals, in fact, but Pisa tours with Newmarket Holidays can help show you all the highlights of this historic town.
If you want to learn about the region’s culture, the National Museum of Pisa is full of artefacts, sculptures, and other art pieces. Escorted tours of Pisa offer the chance to see all these and more, while providing background information from knowledgeable guides to make the experience even more memorable.
Things to do in Pisa
Walk the bridge at sunset or enjoy aperitivo in the afternoon heat, Pisa is one of those places that offer a beautiful Italian atmosphere.
A stroll down the River Arno takes you across some of Pisa’s most beautiful bridges. Tuscany’s most famous river cuts the city in half and is an inbuilt walking route for those who want to wile the day away.
University’s Botanical Gardens
Spend a few hours in the University’s Botanical Gardens and you’ll wonder why you ever felt stressed about anything. Constructed by the Medici’s in the 16th century, now it’s an ideal place to centre yourself after a busy day in the bustle.
If you’re a shopaholic then a visit to Borgo Stretto is a must. This high-end fashion street is right in the middle of the city and is full of high-end stores in beautiful old buildings.
Things to see in Pisa
You will soon discover that this small city is so much more than a leaning tower.
Food and Drink in Pisa
There’s nothing wrong with a little sweet tooth, and the best way to indulge in it in Pisa is with some Biscotti.
Have the crunchy treat with your morning, afternoon, or evening coffee. In fact, you may find yourself having it the whole trip.
While the wine in this region is delicious, there’s no better way to find out your favourite than touring a vineyard and trying them all. There’s a massive selection to choose from, but each farm has got its own unique charm.
Pasta is ubiquitous in Italy, but Pici – a thicker version of spaghetti – is an inherently Tuscan food. Make sure to give any of the dishes that use this fat pasta a try - the extra heft gives it a satisfying bite.
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