Pisa Tourism

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Oh sure, you’d think that the famously lopsided tower is the only reason for Pisa holidays, but you’d be so, so wrong. In a quick break down, the things to do in Pisa extend to and revolve around loads of brilliant architecture, an intense and thriving student culture, some really curious shopping and really awesome food.

Pisa lies at the junction of two supremely historically important rivers – the Arno and the Serchio. Even more significantly, though it lies six miles away from the coast now, during it’s establishment, it was a seaport, and so a major military and trade post. There are many theories about who founded it, but for most of it’s early history, it was a part of the Roman Empire. Even as that empire declined, Pisa became a major naval authority, conquering many other naval cities and Saracen pirate outfits. It continued to play an important political, religious and military role for the next several centuries, with Genoa, Florence, and Venice as it’s main competition. And just when it seemed that Pisa was indomitable, it failed; a series of defeats against the tactically brilliant Genoese started Pisa’s long decline and eventual crumbling. Eventually, Pisa came under Florence’s domain.

Still, all the architectural development remained and continued to flourish; other Pisa tourist attractions include rich museums and historical buildings. The city rebuilt its image as a centre of learning. Galileo himself was born here, as was Fibonacci, so if you’re willing to deviate from the main attractions, you could add these birthplaces to your list places to visit in Pisa.

Life in Pisa is generally laid back; there is no heavy nightlife. Rather, everybody from students to the elderly spend nights with some beer, finger food and long contemplative walks – the easy and good life. Holidays to Pisa really are all about chilling under the Tuscan sun.

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Facts and Stats for Pisa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Pisa

    Know the pollution level of Pisa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 66.67 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 66.67 (High)
  • Pisa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Pisa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pisa.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.36 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.82 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36.36 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.55 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.36 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.55 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.73 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Pisa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Pisa is 136.99 (High)

    • Safety Index 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 92.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 54.21 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 85.74 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.09 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.69 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 48.8 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Pisa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pisa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.84 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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