Situated on the banks and by the outlet of the river Arno, it had been one important Republic of the Sea and spreaded its power out to Corsica isle. Its decadence has been determined by both the rivalry with other cities belonging to the inland (Lucca and Florence) and, most of all, by the clash with Genova, another Republic of the Sea and a "dangerous" rival in oriental trading. Its artistic estate is mostly in Miracles' Square where you can admire the Cathedral, the baptistery and especially the bell tower, known all over the world as the "Leaning Tower".

Another important monument is the Church St. Maria della Spina, recently restored, on the Arno's riverside. Seat of an ancient and esteemed University, it also has an airport connected with the most important cities in the world. Its province comprehends 39 towns and stretches from the hills Mellifere to the Arno's estuary in whose alluvial valley are centred many important economic activities.

Region Tuscany
Zone Tuscany Hinterland
Area Pisa
ZIP CODE 56100
District Pisa
Surface 185,18 km²
Inhabitants 89 158
Hamlets Calambrone, Coltano, Marina di Pisa, San Piero a Grado-La Vettola, San Rossore, Tirrenia
GPS 43°43′N 10°24′E

Useful Number

Emergency Tel. 118
Sea Emergency Tel. 1530
Emergency medical Service Tel. 118
Police Tel. 113
Carabinieri Tel. 112
Fire Fighters Tel. 115
Police Tel. 113

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by Car

Tramite autostrada è raggiungibile dal sud, attraverso Autosole A1, fino a Firenze, e poi attraverso la Firenze Mare A11 e la Livorno-Genova A12. Dal Nord attraverso Autosole A1 fino a Parma e poi l'autostrada della Cisa A15 fino a S. Stefano, e quindi A12 Genova-Livorno. Through motorway is reachable from SOUTH, through Autosole A1, as far as Firenze and then through the Firenze Mare A11 and the Livorno-Genova A12. From NORTH through Autosole A1 as far as Parma and then through the Cisa A15 to S.Stefano, and then through the A12 Genova-Livorno.

by Train

  • Line: Ventimiglia-Torino-Genova-Pisa-Firenze-Roma
  • Line : Genova-Parma-Bologna
  • Line : Livorno-Milano
  • Railway station of Pisa Centro

by Plane

The international airports in Pisa, Genoa and Florence provide reliable transport to the main city.