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Took a side trip from Firenze to Pisa. Must say, that I was happy that I went, glad that the trains run regularly otherwise there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot (other than loads of stalls full of souvenirs) for this place to offer.
It’s one of those places that you’re glad that you got a chance to see while you were in the area, but definately not worth seeing if that’s the ONLY thing you wanna see/do.over 5 years ago
Worth visiting for The Leaning Tower alone, it is the generally accepted that there is little else to see in Pisa..
However, if you’ve read the Divine Comedy (Dante), there’s also the Palace of the Orologio, where Count Ugolino della Gherardesca was imprisoned and condemned to death.. and that’s worth a look..
Barring that.. you’ll be wondering how many mini-Leaning Tower statuetes the vendors have got through in the last 20 odd years, and almost hoping that the Tower just falls, so there’s something else to see..
Well, sort of.. :)over 5 years ago
Take the local train from Firenze, not the express. Visit the grocery store at the last stop, and pick up a bottle of local Chianti.
There are one-hundred and thirty nine steps to the top of the tower, and they are not hewn evenly of the marble. Be cognizant of that, and also that it’s an adventure walking down. Avoid making jokes about dominoes when there are elderly people walking in front of you.
Eat the stuffed olives.over 6 years ago
Only spent a few hours here in Pisa and I think that’s all the time you need. There’s not much apart from the Leaning tower and the churchs near by. :o)
Nice to visit if you have a few hours up your sleaves.
I flew into Frienze airport, spent about 2 hours in Pisa then headed off to Florence! :o)over 6 years ago
I don’t recommend spending a whole lot of time here. Firenze (Florence) is an hour away by car or train and is a much more vibrant and interesting city. Pisa has the leaning tower and the church grounds it sits on…honestly not worth more than 5 hours of your time. Staying over night (it doesn’t have much of a night life to speak of) would be a waste of time better spent in Firenze. Just a humble opinion of this traveler.over 6 years ago