While Rome and Florence attract travelers from around the world, Pisa’s streets are populated by far more locals than tourists. The city’s iconic Piazza dei Miracoli is a masterpiece of Romanesque marble where the famous Leaning Tower tilts precariously in the Tuscan sunshine. This thousand-year-old building is the reason most people pass through Pisa, however those with a hotel in the city will find that the city has so much more to offer.
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Explore the wild Tuscan Coast
Another exciting reason to stay with a hotel in Pisa is the city’s access to the stunning Tuscan Coast. Just 15 kilometers from the city center, Marina di Pisa is your gateway to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Light blue water laps against calm pebbled beaches in this seaside town that’s an easy day trip or excursion from the heart of Pisa. Further beach resorts along the Tuscan Coast can be found to the north in locations such as Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. Featuring kilometers of golden sand, boardwalks, beach bars and restaurants, this sun drenched stretch of the Tuscan Coast is a lively and picturesque spot to catch some rays before or after a stay with a hotel in Pisa. Furthermore, Pisa is only a 20-minute train ride from Livorno – a pretty coastal Italian city with a lot of offer travelers. Take in sea views from the unique checkerboard floor of the Terrazza Mascagni and admire the fortifications and bastions that have long since guarded this important Italian port from invaders. Ferries to the charming islands of Corsica and Sardinia depart from Livorno if you want to extend your vacation to the Tuscan Archipelago. The city is also known for its exceptional seafood, so make sure you don’t miss out on fresh ribbons of seafood linguine and the area’s most famous dish Cacciucco – a Mediterranean fish stew. Hotels in Pisa are the perfect base for day trips to the coast, alongside some of the most famous historic sites in Italy.