Although renowned for the leaning tower, there is much more to see and enjoy for those visiting the Piazza dei Miracoli.
A world heritage site, the Piazza dei Miracoli, which translates as ‘Square of Miracles’, has four buildings that dominate the area. The cathedral, the baptistery, camosanto and the bell tower, which has come to be known as the “Leaning tower of Pisa”.
If you are planning a few days around the Piazza dei Miracoli, you shouldn’t be disappointed. Despite being famous for the tower, there is much more to see and enjoy during your visit. If you are an art lover then there is much in the way of medieval art to enjoy during your visit.
When it comes to accommodation in Pisa, the Welcome Bed and breakfast is a great option. Rooms come from as little as ?7.90 for a shared room and the building has been renovated to have that authentic feel. Rather than a hostel, the building describes itself as a typical Tuscan farmhouse and being only 15 minutes on foot from the Leaning Tower, is the ideal location to lay you head.
When it comes to taking a tour the best way to see the whole area is on foot or bicycle. The cruiser bike tour in Pisa concentrates on showing visitors the ‘real Pisa’ and not just the tourist attractions.
If you want a guide with a knowledge of the area then they are happy to provide one. If you prefer to relax and see the area at your own pace, there is a self-guided tour with audio instructions and a map you can take along with you.
If you’re looking for somewhere authentic to eat it may be advisable to leave the Piazza are and head towards the Santa Maria and University quarters. This area has a variety of restaurants offering quality local cuisine without tourist prices.
Lastly, if you’re planning on flying into the area then Green Path Transfers are an eco-friendly option for getting to and from the airport.