Pisa is a magnificent jewel of architecture and art, and its many monuments, palaces and ancient churches have made it one of the most famous Italian cities in the world. But there’s more wonders to see: take some time to admire other Tuscan towns, each one an excellent example of Italian art and ingenuity.
The magnificent Florence, the birthplace of artists and thinkers such as Dante, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Lorenzo de’ Medici, is only one hour from Pisa. It is, without a doubt, the capital city of Italian art: turning the corner on any city-centre street you can discover large monuments and small details that reveal the glory of old and modern Florence.
The city of Siena too, famous for its Palio which has been celebrated every year since the Middle Ages, is a treasure trove of priceless beauty: discover the Piazza del Palio, the Palazzo Comunale with its frescoes, the Duomo and the evocative nature of Siena’s streets, still harking back to the medieval village of its beginnings, surrounded by the beautiful Chianti hills. Near Pisa you can also discover many worlds that have a magical atmosphere, such as Lucca and the beautiful medieval hamlets of Vicopisano and Volterra.