10 Things to See and Do in Pisa Beyond the Leaning Tower

10 Things to See and Do in Pisa Beyond the Leaning Tower

Pisa along with Florence is one of the best-known Tuscany cities in the world. Much of this fame is because of its Leaning Tower, Cathedral, Baptistery, and Campo Santo.This complex is known as Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) and comprise a UNESCO World Heritage site. Pisa has many interesting sights and attractions to discover and here you can find the top 10!

Top Things to Visit in Pisa

A visit to Campo dei Miracoli is obviously mandatory and also for a taking a funny picture as you try to straighten the tower. This is the place where start the visit of the city.The first stone of the tower was laid in 1173 but wasn’t finished until the late fourteenth century as the tower began to sink even before the third story was completed.In that time Pisa was Italy’s most powerful maritime republic and the entire square was built to celebrate its power. Continue your visit with the Duomo and the Baptistery. The Cathedral (or Duomo) is a Romanesque basilica of white marble with a splendid façade and an amazing interior. The Baptistery of Pisa is the largest in Italy and has incredible acoustics inside.Off to the Campo dei Miracoli area you’ll find a very charming city to visit. Just a few minutes walk and you can find the Botanical Garden with its tranquil beauty. Spend some time walking in the the old town center. You will arrive in the Piazza dei Cavalieri and be surprised by the imposing building Palazzo dei Cavalieri, named after the training courses for knights (cavalieri) of the Order of St. Stephen. This palace is now home the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, one of Italy’s best universities. On the north side of the piazza is the Palazzo dell’Orologio, built in 1607 for the Order of St. Stephen.

Pisa for Art Lovers

For contemporary art lovers, the gothic church Santa Maria della Spina and Palazzo Blu are perfect places. Both host many contemporary exhibitions. If you are in love with street art, be sure to not miss the giant Keith Haring murals. Tuttomondo was made in 1989 and is on the wall of the Servi di Maria convent beside the Church of S. Antonio.

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When the sun goes down it’s time to start having fun with the locals. Piazza delle Vettovaglie, the heart of Pisa’s nightlife and along Lungoarno is the place to go: there are tons of bars that stay open until 3am.

Pisa Gay Nightlife

Pisa has also a vibrant gay nightlife. In the city there many bars and clubs where you can meet guys or have fun with friends. Start your night at Castigo bar where you can dance with the drag queen of Torre del Lago in the Versilia Coast, the most famous gay party’s MamamiaLooking for something more daring? Home Pisa is where you need to go. This club on Friday and Saturday hosts naked or fetish parties. Pisa is also a great base to discover the Versilia Coast and its gay beaches, such as Tirrenia and Siesta Clubb 77.

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