Is Pisa open for tourists?

Pisa is one of Italy’s top tourism destinations, largely due to its eponymous, rather wonky tower that to this day appears to be doing wonders to keep itself upright!

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Yes, thousands of tourists flock to this rather small Tuscan town each year to catch a glimpse, and a rather cheeky Gram snap, of this bizarre architectural icon.

If you are considering heading to this amazing town with plenty to offer aside from the Leaning Tower, you will be thrilled to know that yes, Pisa is open for tourists!

You can head there to enjoy its wonderful tower, the Piazza dei Miracoli, its galleries and delightful trattorias without worrying about being turned away by the authorities…

So, what is it about the tower, and the town, that make it such a wonderful Tuscan visit year-round?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, duh!

Yes, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is the starring attraction of what could have otherwise been a somewhat sleepy Tuscan town. Travellers flock to this strange landmark eager to see just how bizarre the building itself is, staying upright at a strange 3.99 degrees.

The Leaning Tower may be what you are heading there to see, but you will delight in the knowledge that the surrounding piazza and town as a whole is full of charming attractions that really complement the fascinating tower…

The Piazza dei Miracoli

No, the Piazza dei Miracoli is not just the tower – it is full of architectural wonders that round its beauty and put it on the travel map. The piazza is a giant square that contains a wealth of stunning structures, including the Pisa Baptistery of St John, the Pisa Cathedral and the Campo Santo cemetery, all of which provide fascinating insights into this little town with a lot to offer.

Enjoy local culinary delights

You travel anywhere in Tuscany and you’re sure to enjoy some delicious cuisine, right? Well, you can be sure that Pisa is absolutely no exception. The town is home to hundreds of delightful trattorias serving up Pisan goodies like pici pasta, a thick hand-rolled pasta that is absolutely divine, as well as the world’s favourite double-baked biscuit, the deliciously crunchy biscotti!

Finish that off with a couple of glasses of fine Tuscan wine and it is the perfect way to round out your amazing trip to Pisa!

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