Where to stay in Pisa?
Pisa is famous mainly for its beautiful and intriguing leaning tower. The view from the top is impressive and the city is charming. Do you want to know where to sleep in Pisa? Then read this post about the city of Pisa and see our tips for accommodation and where to sleep in this beautiful city! Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
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Pisa is one of the most visited cities in Italy and is home to one of the country’s postcards, the famous leaning tower, the Tower of Pisa. The Tower is actually an autonomous campanile, belonging to the Cathedral of Pisa and is right behind the religious building. Also read our Special Post What to visit in Pisa in one day? How about a Guided Tour with Baptistery, Cathedral and Tower in Pisa? Click here to learn more!
1) Where to sleep in Pisa? IN THE CENTER OF PISA
Staying in the city center is, without a doubt, spectacular! The hotels there, of course, charge a slightly higher rate, but maybe the convenience of having sights, bars, shops and restaurants close pays off. A good choice is to opt for hotels on the streets parallel to the main ones. Pisa is, in general, a very flat city, so there are no major difficulties in getting around. The tourist structure is excellent, of course, and two days there are enough to get to know the city well.
The accommodation options that I advise with great value for money are:
2) Where to sleep in Pisa? IN THE CENTRAL STATION REGION
Another great accommodation option is the Central Station Region of the city. The convenience of being close to the train station is great for those who want to get out of the city with ease. It is a cheaper region, compared to the center, and also has great options for restaurants, hotels and shops.
The accommodation options that I advise with great value for money are:
3) Where to sleep in Pisa? CLOSE TO SAN RASSORE STATION
A region that is also close to the center, but offers very affordable accommodation options is the area near San Rossore Station. It is a very quiet, safe area that allows you to reach the center quickly. In addition to also being in an area with a train station, which facilitates mobility. The region close to the city’s cemetery is a little further away, but if you want to save a lot on accommodation, it may be a good option.
4) Where to sleep in Pisa? CLOSE TO ARENA GARIBALDI AND UNIVERSITY
The Arena Garibaldi region is another area that offers good accommodation options and is very close to the city center. A 5 minute walk and you arrive with no problems. The University area is more busy, much more lively, especially on weekends, but nothing that disturbs the peace of those who stay there. Another region close to the center that offers even more affordable accommodation, as many students seek the place to settle.
Important to Know
- Always search very well for a hotel! Remember that, in some situations, the amount you will save by staying in a more remote hotel, you will need to invest in transport, that is: it is not always worth it!
- Some hotels near the airport can offer great value too, do not rule out this possibility. If you are only going to stay in the city for one night, don’t hesitate to stay close to the train station, to make it easier to get out of the city if you have little time.
- Pisa is not a city full of tourist spots, most of them can be visited on foot, as they are close to each other, and calmly, as they are not attractions that require us that long. So get organized, see the type of accommodation you are looking for, see if it is worth staying a day in Pisa and have a good trip!
1) What to know in Pisa? THE LEANING TOWER
The Tower, of course, which was designed to be in an upright position, but soon after its construction began – from the third level – in 1173, it began to tilt to the southeast, because the foundation of the tower was wrongly built, making the land uneven with the weight of the construction.
The Tower is 55.86 meters high, on the inclined side, and 56.70 meters high on the highest part. The walls are very thick, with 4.09 meters and its top is 2.48 meters high. The estimated weight of the entire construction is approximately 14,500 tons and the climb to the top has 295 steps. The tower’s degree of inclination was, impressive, 5.5 degrees and today, after several restoration works, the tower has an inclination of 3.99 degrees. The Tower of Pisa is all white marble and took 177 years to complete.
2) What to know in Pisa? THE CATHEDRAL
Another important and famous place in Pisa is, without a doubt, its Cathedral! Behind the Tower, the beautiful Church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is located in Piazza Dei Miracoli (Miracoli Square). Its construction started in 1064. In 1095, due to lack of budget, the works stopped, but it could be completed due to a donation from the Byzantine emperor. The Cathedral was consecrated by Pope Gelásio II in 1118. In 1595 there was a fire in the Cathedral, but it was soon restored and received bronze doors, in 1700 the altar began to receive various decorations such as paintings and frescoes and in the 19th century the original works of art on the façade went to the Cathedral Opera Museum and were replaced by replicas.
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3) What to know in Pisa? PIAZZA DEI MIRACOLI
Another very important (and incredibly beautiful) place in Pisa is Piazza Dei Miracoli. Also known as the Duomo Square, due to the Cathedral we mentioned earlier. Piazza dei Miracoli is Pisa’s main public space and houses the Cathedral (Duomo), the Baptistry and the famous Tower (Campanile). Wide, the square is very well maintained and a picnic there is super recommended!
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Where to stay in Pisa? Pisa enchants the world with its Leaning Tower. The city is full of beauty, culture and goes beyond the Tower. Be sure to include Pisa in your itinerary: it’s easy to get to, easy to get to know, and I’m sure you will miss it you when you leave! But don’t worry: the memories that this city will leave in your mind and heart will be unforgettable!
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