Pisa is a great city break destination to experience the authentic history, architecture, food and charm of Italy. Everyone has heard of the leaning tower of Pisa, but few people realise that there are plenty of other things to see. Of course, since you are in Italy, you're guaranteed to have a wide range of delicious eats to enjoy as well. Pisa is a popular gastronomic tourism destination known for its local soups, pasta and cheese.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa needs no introduction. It serves as the bell tower or campanile of Pisa's Duomo (cathedral). Despite its flaws, it is considered a masterpiece of medieval European architecture. Did you know the tower was closed in 1990 because it wasn't considered safe? Restoration work was carried out to give the tower a smaller tilt and make it safe for tourists to climb again. Make sure you visit the neighbouring Duomo as it is a splendid example of Romanesque architecture, parts of it date back to 1093. Also on Piazza dei Miracoli are two more great, religious buildings the baptistry and the cemetery. While the Duomo and tower get the most attention, all four sights are worth visiting in their own right. If you're eager to learn more about the past of this spectacular city, then stop by Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale. Here you'll learn more about how the wealthy families who once ruled this city lived. After all, that sight-seeing make sure you sit outside in one of the city's many piazzas and enjoy a delicious coffee or refreshing cocktail.