Pisa is an old port city located on the west coast of Italy, in Tuscany. It became famous worldwide because of its unusual leaning tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Hometown of the renowned astronomer and physicist, Galileo Galilei, Pisa is a city proud of its history and monuments. The city also offers tourists the necessary commodities to make the visit extremely agreeable.

Things to do in Pisa

Pisa is replete with monuments, most of which are built in a distinctive Pisan Romanesque style. The most famous attractions are the Duomo and the Baptistery. These two magnificent constructions make up an excellent ensemble with the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

The Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the city and has become the symbol of the city and one of the most famous landmarks in Italy. The construction began in 1173 and took 177 years to complete. Renowned due to its unintentional tilt, the campanile began to slant while it was being built.

An essential visit

Pisa is situated 52 miles (85 km) from Florence. It's one of the most visited cities in Italy and it's a perfect day trip from Florence thanks to its small size: you only need a few hours to see the whole city, making it perfect for a one-day excursion.

Getting to Pisa

These are the most popular ways of getting to Pisa from Florence:

English-speaking tour

The easiest and most hassle-free way to discover Pisa from Florence is by booking an English-speaking guided tour. The tour includes a hotel pickup and you'll be taken to Pisa with an English-speaking guide that will show you Pisa (or Pisa and Lucca if you prefer). Check out the available day trips here.


The train between Florence and Pisa takes between 50 and 70 minutes and costs 8.90 (US$ 9.60) each way.

Rent a car

If you prefer to travel to Pisa by car, you can hire a car by clicking here. It's 52 miles (85 km) away, it should take roughly 1.5 hours.