Pisa is one of those destinations in Tuscany you can't absolutely leave out from your itinerary. Mainly known for its Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), Pisa houses the most important international airport of the region, so you may happen to fly into Pisa if you come in Tuscany by plane, becoming this your very first impact with one of the most enchanting areas of our Bel Paese.
Besides Piazza dei Miracoli, there are many historical monuments to visit in Pisa and many museums that host interesting art exhibitions all year round. That's way you should consider to spend at least a night here. There are many hotels and B&B in the city center, that allow you to experience the real life of the city and breathe a typical Tuscan atmosphere all the day long: visit the city, head to a restaurant for a traditional Tuscan meal and then to bed for resting before adventuring out the following day. Or, you can stay outside Pisa, in its rural surrounding for trying out a farmhouses experience and exploring a bit of the local countryside, with the enchanting colours and perfumes of nature all around you.
Climb the Leaning Tower, visit the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Camposanto (cemetery) on your first day; then, enjoy a special side restaurant and, on the following day, take a stroll along the lungarni, where shops, pubs and cafès abound and where, especially during Christmas time, you should lose yourself in its magic atmosphere. Its lively city center is always crowded with people and students, being Pisa one of the greatest university centers in Tuscany, so if you really want to enjoy and capture the essence of this city, you need to spend at leat two day here, in this section you'll find our suggestions for the best places to stay at in Pisa.