This city needs no introduction, one of the most recognisable icons of Italy, the famous leaning tower, is the highlight of every visit to this town.
Another feature of the town is Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knights’ Square), where you can find a striking facade designed by the talented craftsman, Giorgio Vasari, for the order of the Knights of St. Stephens.
In the corner of the square you will find Il Palazzo dell’Orologio (what is left of the Muda tower) where in 1288 count Ugolino della Gherardesca was starved to death with his sons and grandsons on suspicion of helping the Genovese army. This dramatic story is described in macabre genius from Dante in the Inferno of the Divina Commedia.
Eating in Pisa
Pisa’s cooking specialities are a mix of sea and land products. Minestra di fagioli bianchi (white bean soup) is a popular starter, while grilled seabass and cod in sweet and sour sauce are typical fish dishes of the province. Game is also widely used in the kitchens of Pisa and, in particular, pheasant, duck, teals, coot, wildboar, wild rabbits and hare. Sheep’s cheese from this area is also quite renowned. A popular pastry is produced in Pisa with a curious name, brutto buono ai pinoli (literally, ugly good with pine nuts). This pastry is made out of pine nut paste made with the pine nuts from the pine forest around Migliarino in the Pisa province.
Guesthouse Michele is located in Pisa city centre.
You will be spending your first night of the tour here in Pisa. Just 10 minutes from Pisa airport and five minutes from the Railway station will allow you to make the best of your time in the city.
Michele Guesthouse is the perfect location for the beginning of our adventure.
Michele himself is running this charming guesthouse, complete with all of the necessities to get you in the holiday mood.
The rooms are tastefully decorated and all amenities are two minutes from the guesthouse.