The city of Pisa, located in Tuscany, Italy, is best known for its famous leaning Tower, however, it has much more to offer visitors. There are numerous historic churches, palaces and several bridges that provide spectacular views of the River Arno as it flows into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
This location is perfect during spring, when temperatures are warm and days are sunny. Visitors can attend Carnival in Pisa in February, which is colourful theatre in motion. Another event, Luminara di San Ranieri on June 16th, celebrates the city's patron saint. Whenever you visit remember to keep your valuables close by. Additionally, while purchasing illegal goods at cheap prices may be tempting, the resulting fines can be costly.
The cost of living in Pisa is significantly lower than in London. Always expect dining to be pricier near the major attractions. For more economical eating, good food is available near the Piazza dei Miracoli. Basic meals in local establishments will be around €15.
Pisa International Airport has connections to many points of interest in Tuscany. Walking from the airport to central Pisa takes about 20 minutes. Taxis to the central city will cost between €6 and €8. Bus tickets are sold near the arrivals hall and are less expensive here than purchasing the ticket from the driver. The bus ride takes about 15 minutes; a one way fare is €1.20. Lodging at various hostels is economical, starting at about €14. Double rooms at a mid priced hotel will cost about €50. Getting around by bus is very practical or you can easily walk to various attractions such as Corso Italia for shopping. Hiring a car is another option, arrangements can be made at the airport.