Marina di Pisa
It is a sea-side resort located at only 11km from Pisa. It can be reached taking the Viale D’Annunzio, which follows the bank of the Arno river. This inhabited centre, located right South of the fork of the Arno, arose as a sea-side resort in the second half of the 1800s. Travelling on the Viale D’Annunzio, at about half way between Pisa and Marina di Pisa, at the level of the San Pietro a Grado center, we recommend to visit the attractive San Pietro basilica, which is located next to an ancient call on the fork of the river; according to history, San Pietro decided to build it when he landed here during a trip to Rome.
North to the fork of the Arno river, the Mediterranean maquis of the ex Presidential Estate, now part of the regional natural reserve of “Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli ”, separates itself from the sandy shore. Marina di Pisa is characterised by the presence of many Liberty style buildings in an urban landscape marked by three squares by the sea, connected to one another by three streets running parallel to the coast and intersected by several streets at right angles. An extended pinewood stretches itself behind the residential area. Marina di Pisa has small beaches protected from rough sea by strong breaking water dams.
To the South, the sandy stretch becomes more consistent and is the base for sea-side resorts and tourist structures. Marina di Pisa offers the possibility to benefit from many moorings along the Arno river, with nautical support centers. The project related to the construction of a tourist port on the fork of the Arno river is about to get started. The town offers a quiet, comfortable and varied stay, whether in hotel or camping. There are several trendy night clubs.
The Apuan Alps and the long curve of the coast of San Rossore enclose it in a beautiful scenery. There are various motor boat tours possible, from Bocca d'Arno to the Cinque Terre, to the Isola Capraia and the Isola Elba.