Recognised for its Leaning Tower, Pisa is home to one of the most iconic buildings in the world as well as other fantastic examples of Italian architecture. Set in the heart of the north-west region of Tuscany, it is also a great place to begin as you explore the beautiful region.
Head to the Square of Miracles and marvel at the white marble structures which highlight Pisa’s Golden Age. See Italy’s biggest Baptistery with the fantastic pulpit masterpiece designed by Nicola Pisano; the Cathedral of Santa Maria, an embolism of Pisan Romanesque architecture; and the grand Camposant which houses coffins dating back to the 3rd century. It is also here that you will find Pisa’s most famous structure the Leaning Tower of Pisa and see this imposing marble tower and of course grab the classical snapshot helping to prop this sloping tower up.
Be sure to leave the mass of tourists behind at the tower and explore the rest of the city, discovering its rich history, picturesque squares and fantastic museums including the National Museum of San Matteo. Venture down to the spectacular riverfront and see the fantastic Romanesque and Gothic churches and Renaissance palace which line the front.
If you prefer, then venture outside of the city and see what other wonders Tuscany has to offer. The beautiful city of Florence is the capital of the region and is known for its beauty, world class art offering and fabulous squares including the Piazzle Michangelo which gives amazing panoramic views over the city. The food and wine in Florence is among the best in the region and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore is a must see. If you prefer a slower pace then Sienna is a great choice with preserved architecture, it's like stepping back into the Middle Ages, explore the winding streets and enjoy the many cafes in the central market square.
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