How long should you spend in Pisa?

Pisa, the home of one of the world’s quirkiest landmarks, is so much more than a one-trick pony town. Sure, the eponymous Leaning Tower is the reason why countless visitors flock to the town every year, but you will soon find that Pisa is a town with plenty to offer adjacent to the tower, throughout the town and just beyond!

With this in mind, you might want to set aside three days for your Pisa adventure. This will give you ample time to enjoy its main sights as well as some of the other wondrous adventures that make this town so desirable to traverse.

Let’s take a look at some of those unforgettable activities below:

The Leaning Tower & Square of Miracles

One thing people don’t realise before visiting Pisa is that the Leaning Tower is only one structure in a whole square of stunning architecture! The Square of Miracles, or Piazza dei Miracoli, always surprises unsuspecting travellers, who think they are going to wander onto a square, grab a Leaning Tower Insta shot and head off again – but there is so much more beauty in this one, “miraculous” piazza.

Of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is your main event, the bizarre, oddly-angled building that looks like it could topple onto its side at any moment, but the square also contains the Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistry and Camposanto Monumentale, all of which are incredibly gorgeous buildings in their own right.

Do take the time to experience them, too – they are all quite mesmerising…

The Museo Nazionale

Pisa’s top museum, this is the place to see some of the incredible artefacts and masterpieces that helped shape the town throughout the ages. Housing pieces that date back as far as the 12th and 13th Centuries, and with enough ancient religious artefacts to inspire even the staunchest non-believer, the Museo Nazionale must be next on the list of things to do when visiting Pisa!


Pisa is located in Tuscany, after all, and Tuscany is a wonderfully hilly Italian region with plenty of unforgettable trails to experience on your Pisan adventure!

All you have to do is rent a car or hop a cab to head out to a small town outside of Pisa, with the likes of Camaiore and Pietrasanta providing awesome starting points for hikes through some gorgeously mountainous spots!


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