For those who are on holiday in Florence, and have a few days in this city go to Pisa, about 1 hour away by train. Pisa is known worldwide mostly just for its Leaning Tower, but believe me there are many other reasons to visit this wonderful city.
You will now find out the best things to do in Pisa in just one day!
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is arguably the most iconic site in Pisa, and one of the most famous in Italy. The world-famous tower is a popular attraction among tourists who take photographs of themselves pretending to push the tower straight. You can see in the photo an idea of what tourists do, and I was no exception. It is possible to visit the inside of the tower and go to the top to enjoy the incredible view over the city of Pisa.
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
Also known as the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta, the Cathedral was designed with strong Byzantine influences and boasts fascinating Romanesque Pisana architecture.
It is one of the favorite attractions for tourists and for me one of the most beautiful. You can sit on the grass, relax and simply and enjoy these wonderful monuments.
The impressive size of the Baptistery stamps its dominance in the square, boasting a touch of Oriental influence. It opened in 1063, before the tower, in honor of St John the Baptist. Today, the Baptistery of Pisa is world-renowned for its incredible acoustics.
Campo Santo Cemetery
Camposanto Monumentale is built in 1277 to house all the graves around the cathedral.
The Botanical Garden
Located just 3 minutes walk from Piazza dei Miracoli, you will find the Botanical Garden of Pisa, take the opportunity to breathe some fresh air and admire the biodiversity of this place.
Keith Haring Mural
Although Pisa is known for ancient art, also sees quite impressive works from modern times. This mural was created by the famous American Keith Haring.
Church of Santa Maria della Spina
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina is a small 14th-century church in a Pisan Gothic style.
A small palace from the middle of the 14th century turned into a museum.
A gastronomic tour of Pisa is a great option to discover the best cuisine the city has to offer. Try a variety of traditional foods that will eat and cry for more!
You’re in Italy, so you can’t miss tasting the delicious gelato at Gelateria De’ Coltelli. After this day of discovery, ice cream is always a good idea
Take a walk along the Arno River at night
To end the day on a high, take a walk along the Arno river at night, it’s fantastic.
Believe me, this 1-day visit to Pisa will be worth it, you won’t regret it for sure! Relax, enjoy the amazing architecture of the city, taste the delicious local food, stroll around the city. At the end of the day, you will feel more culturally fulfilled and realize it was the right decision.