Pisa once competed with Venice and Genoa in maritime terms. Today, Pisa is world famous for its architectural blunder: the leaning Tower of Pisa.
Pisa is a medium-sized Italian town with about 86,000 inhabitants. Thanks to the many universities in the city, there are a lot of students.
Pisa is located in the province of Tuscany on the Ligurian Sea. The Arno river runs through Pisa, which has its origins in the Apennines and also runs through Florence.
Tourism is very important to the city of Pisa. Its main attraction is the Tower of Pisa, which leans due to an architectural error. There is another feature in which Pisa distinguishes itself from other tourist cities: Pisa's large diversity in art. In addition to the tourist sector, the large number of universities are also a characteristic of Pisa. Thanks to its universities, the city regularly hosts (international scientific) conventions.
Pisa Airport (Aeroporto Galileo Galilei) is located 2 kilometers to the south of the city center. It is Tuscany's most important international airport and handles flights to and from major European cities.
By bus or train you can travel from the city to the airport in about 5 minutes. To get from the station to the city center, take bus number 4, although there is no real need to do so, because everything in Pisa is within walking distance.
Traffic and Parking
There are big car parks just outside the center of Pisa. The car park to the north-west of the cathedral is ideal for a one-day visit to Pisa.
Relative to its modest size, Pisa has a reasonable supply of budget hotels, although it is often difficult to get a hotel room, because the budget hotels are also popular among students. There are no further points of interest with regard to the hotels in Pisa.
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