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Pisa beyond the Leaning Tower

Despite the charm of the majestic Piazza dei Miracoli, where the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and probably the highest population concentration of the city in high season are, Pisa hides some unmissable gems.

In my humble opinion it is a city on a human scale, easily crossed in half an hour on foot and with views of both art and everyday life that almost take your breath away.

At this point, what is the best way to cross it?


Piazza dei Cavalieri: it's just a five/ten minutes walk from Piazza dei Miracoli. Here there is one of the most prestigious Italian universities, called Scuola Normale. The atmosphere is steeped in history and knowledge, a real gem for those who love the academic environment.


Borgo Stretto: it is located near Piazza dei Cavalieri, once in this street, it is inevitable to be fascinated by its tranquility and warm colors of its buildings. An essential recommendation: look up and let yourself be enchanted by the panoramic view and its authenticity.



Vettovaglie Square: the heart of student nightlife and clubs, if you want to have fun this is the right place, here you will find variety and bars that offer endless fun.


Lungarno and Ponte di Mezzo: once at the end of Borgo Stretto, you will reach Piazza Garibaldi, where a majestic statue of the famous Italia leader will capture your attention. From here, you can walk along the picturesque Lungarno or cross the Ponte di Mezzo. Both paths offer spectacular views and a variety of colors that paint the landscape.


Corso Italia: if you are a shopping enthusiast or just want to give yourself a prize after a day of walking, Corso Italia is the perfect destination. This exclusive street offers a wide range of options to suit every desire, from fashion to entertainment.



Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II and "Tuttomondo": leaving Corso Italia you will discover Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. Here, the atmosphere becomes more serene, with small green areas and cozy rooms. However, the main attraction is the mural "Tuttomondo" created by Keith Haring in 1989. This work of art celebrates values of freedom, union and peace, adding a touch of contemporary art to the historical essence of the city.



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