Once one of Italy’s most powerful and prosperous maritime republics, Pisa boasts breathtaking medieval architecture and is surrounded by some of the nation’s most beautiful countryside. The charming and historic city in the Tuscany region is the birthplace of Galileo Galilei, sometimes called the “father of modern science”, as well as pioneering Middle Ages mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, and hosts one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The famous tower is only one of many marvels available for those booking cheap flights to Pisa. Indeed, the entirety of the city’s Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. The city also has more than 20 historic churches, numerous palaces, and other sites of interest spread across its downtown area.
Modern Pisa is a bustling university city, home to the University of Pisa, founded in the 14th century, and student population of over 50,000. Much of the city’s nightlife caters for and is supported by these students, who congregate particularly in the bars and clubs of the riverside Lungarno area or the streets surrounding Piazza Garibaldi.
Pisa has a warm Mediterranean climate, with warm and sunny summers and mild winters. July and August are typically the warmest and driest months, and December, January and February the coolest.
The hot summer months are Pisa’s busiest.
The winter months are Pisa’s low season.
Spring and autumn are good times to visit, as the weather is still often very warm, but prices are at shoulder-season rates.
Pisa is fairly small, and most attractions are close enough to walk to. The local bus service, Compagnia Pisana Trasporti (CPT), runs between the airport, Piazza del Duomo, central station and elsewhere.
Pisa Gal Galilei (PSA), located 4.4 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Pisa.