In the northwest of Italy lies the city of Pisa, which is famous all over the world for its leaning tower, the Campanile
Pisa, with its three universities and around 40,000 students, is characterised above all by the student life and the liveliness of the university goers. As a result, Pisa appears to be divided into two parts. On the one hand, the student city, where hardly any tourists get lost, but which invites you to relax with its many enchanting cafés and exudes a very Mediterranean and lively atmosphere, and on the other hand, the tourist Pisa, where thousands of visitors are attracted by the countless sights and explore Pisa on a guided tour.
Discover the diverse, lively and charming Pisa and its sights, stroll through the student city and enjoy the Tuscan sun on the city's beach.
Facts & Figures: Pisa is located in the Italian region of Tuscany, has about 84,500 inhabitants and covers an area of 185 km².
Pisa sights: The Campanile (bell tower), or better known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the symbol of the city. The tower was built from 1173 to 1372, as it had to be interrupted again and again due to its inclination. This skew is due to the clayey, muddy, sandy ground on which the tower was built and which deforms under the weight. At present the inclination of the tower is 3.97 degrees. Since 1987 the tower, together with the cathedral, the baptistery and the cemetery, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Other places worth visiting in Pisa are Piazza dei Miracoli (the Square of Miracles), Piazza dei Cavalieri, the Church of Santa Maria della Spina, the Baptistery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the student district and the Borgo Stretto shopping street.
Souvenir: Of course a miniature of the leaning tower is a very popular souvenir from Pisa. Tuscan specialities are also excellent as a gift from Pisa, such as olive oil, balsamic vinegar, wine, cheese or ham.