University of Pisa

About Pisa, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Pisa, Italy)

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, in central Italy. It is located on the right bank of the mouth of the Arno River on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It has a population of 90,000 people. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa with St Ranieri as its patron saint and it celebrates his feast day every June 17. The city is overseen mainly by an archbishop. Pisa today is considered a light industrial centre and a railway hub. It is a famous city of famous people. It is the birthplace of Galileo Galilei, one of the founders of classical physics.

What to do in Pisa

There are many things people can do in the city of Pisa. They may spend a night in the Opera Primaziale and watch various musical events that are scheduled to play. They can also listen to a cathedral choir that plays there often.

Those who have had enough of architecture and baroque art can take a srive to some of the superb Tuscan beaches of the Maremma region, and from here catch a boat out to the scenic islands of Elba, Giglio and Capraia.

Tourist Attractions

The leaning tower of Pisa (Torre Pendente) has been one of the city's greatest attractions over centuries. The leaning tower is the cathedral's bell tower which was erected in 1711 and started leaning because the ground underneath it was subsiding. It has undergone various major repairs and restorations until 2001 to prevent it from leaning further or falling over.

There are a lot of attractions to see in Pisa, like the Duomo (the cathedral); the Baptistry and the Camposanto or monumental cemetery. A good day trip to admire stunning architecture is to the nearby fortified town of Lucca, which boasts several magnificent Romanesque churches.

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