Pisa, famed for housing the world renowned Leaning Tower, is a city located in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa and is blessed with a wealth of natural and man-made attractions. The city has many feathers in its cap when it comes to historical architecture and monuments.
The city has many sites for travellers to explore during their trip to Pisa and one of them is Piazza dei Miracoli, also known as the Field of Miracles. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where majority of the chief attractions of the city can be found, including the Leaning Tower (Torre Pendente) of Pisa. The tower’s construction started in the 12th century with a motive to build a cathedral bell tower; however, the tower soon started to lean because of the subsidence of ground on which it was being erected. This tower is the symbol of Pisa and draws countless tourists to witness this amazing structure. Apart from the Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Miracoli is home to many popular religious attractions, such as Duomo, Baptistery, Campanile and Camposanto. Other major places of tourist interest are Palazzo del Collegio Puteano, Palazzo delle Vedove, Villa di Corliano and Torre dei Gualandi.
A long list of places to see keeps tourists engaged throughout their Pisa vacation.
Museo di San Matteo - a major art museum of the city that offers marvels of Tuscan Renaissance art is a must visit. Other places that acquaint tourists with city's cultural and historical richness are Museo delle Sinopie, Palazzo della Carovana, Campo Santo Monumentale and Battistero. Pisa is renowned for hosting several festivals, as well. Every year on 16th of June, the Luminara Festival is held in the city to mark Saint's day. In this festival, all lights alongside River Arno are dimmed and instead, as many as 10000 candles are lit. Travellers whose Pisa holiday coincides with this festival can witness the spectacular sight from Ponte di Mezzo. Gioco del Ponto is another important festival that is celebrated in summertime. After a day full of fun and excitement, tourists can visit ancient spas built in the city for rejuvenation. One of the popular ones is Casciana Terme - Its thermal water is known to offer complete relaxation, healing and rehabilitation. Tourists can make use of any of the many Pisa tour packages from Yatra.com to enjoy a visit to this beautiful Italian city in a comfortable and cost-effective manner.
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