Pisa, in the Region of Toscana, has a long, complex history filled with victories, defeats and rebirths. Even though it sits inland, Pisa is one of the four longstanding 'Marine Republics'. Its port slowly receded from the coastline and all that rests now is a canal. During the Middle Ages, it was a seigniory under Ugolino della Gherardesca.
Today Pisa, which sits on the enchanting Arno River, is one of the great tourist cities of Toscana. The medieval streets of its old city spread out like a giant cobweb, in the middle of which stands the spectacular "Piazza dei Miracoli" with its four Romanesque masterpieces: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery and the famous 'Leaning Tower'. During the eras of the Medicis and the Hapsburgs, the city was a major economic and artistic centre.
Along with its art and history, Pisa also offers its visitors a chance to enjoy the marvels of nature, particularly "Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli" Park and "Monte Pisano".
Any time of the year is good for visiting this city; however, one of the most enjoyable is the "Pisa New Year", which falls on March 25th according the calendar that was used in Pisa until the 18th century.
The month of June offers such important events as the "Luminara" (a festival of lights) or the "Regata Storica di San Ranieri" (a boat race of the city's four districts dedicated to its patron saint).
Among Pisa Hotels, we have selected the Grand Hotel Duomo, which is located only 50 metres from the Leaning Tower. What more could you want? We look forward to welcoming you!