Overall Score


Pisa is located on the banks of the River Arrhono, in the lowlands between the Pisano Mountains and the Ligurian Sea. The citys name comes from the Latin word risae, which translates to river mouth. This is where Galileo Galilei was born and studied, and where Leo da Vinci grew up on the banks of the Arno River. It is the birthplace of the universitys historic university.

While Pisa is associated with a tumbling tower, there are other attractions you can look forward to in the northern part of Italy. Pisa is a famous resort. But the city is home to chemical, pharmaceutical, and textile industries. Local residents are engaged in tourism, growing wine, vegetables and fruits.

The best way for a visitor to walk around the city is to admire the architectural beauty of Pisa and to walk through the streets that the Roman legionnaires walked 2,000 years ago.

Pisa can be reached by plane. The city has an airport capable of international flights. From the airport, an airexpress will take you to the city in 10 minutes, at a cost of 1 euro per trip.

The climatologists observations indicate that the monthly temperature has settled in the following ranges:   January +10; February +11, March +13, April +17, May +21, June +25, July +28, August +28, September +25, October +20, November +17, December +13. The best time to visit Paris is in autumn or winter. There are not many tourists at this time, and the temperature is mild. The average temperature in fall and winter is about +19.

The city has a well-developed transportation network. Public transport is represented by: buses, buses and trams. The system is timed by the hour and you will get to the place you are interested in without delay. Taxi services are widely available. There is a lot of car traffic in the city. Like most cities in Europe, there are separate lanes for pedestrians. The average price of a ride is 9 euros per day. The train from Pisa can take you to another tourist destination in an hour – another tourist destination in less than an hour can take you to Lievarino.

The structure of the offer for hotel guests is extensive: Abitalia Tower Plaza 5*; Hotel Relais DellOrologio 5*; AC Pisa 4*; Accademia Palace Hotel 4*; Grand Hotel Bonanno 4*; Grand Hotel Duomo 4*; Hotel Bologna 4*; Hotel Repubblica Marinara 4*; My One Hotel Galilei 4*; Park Hotel California 4*; Residence San Rossore 4*; Airone Pisa Park Hotel 3*; Art Hotel Giardino 3*.

The traditional dishes of Pisa are the soup of San Michele and the soup of San Michele. Even in the Middle Ages, the cuisine of Lisbon was sophisticated and refined. The menu is particularly varied: In addition to the Mediterranean fish, which is always fresh, the locals love to eat a variety of seafood: molluscs, crab crab, lobster, lingo, crab cakes. Vegetable salads are an essential ingredient of Italian cuisine. Also a favorite food of Italians is makarons of hard varieties of wheat. Pasta is made with tomato sauce, butter, cheese, meat, mushrooms and vegetables. The most popular variety of bakery products – pakartements, long and thin bakartements, and short and wide tubular bakartements, which we have not seen before. But the Italian makarons are not a pasta. The ability to prepare pasta is one of the main criteria for a skilled cook. Of course, you can also try authentic Italian pizza. Its all affordable.

There are a few places you simply must visit if you want to remember «tastes of Italy. On the main pedestrian street there are restaurants «Osteria di Culegna» Vineria di Piazza, with an excellent selection of wine with a national cuisine. The fantastic pizzerias are Via del Monte, La Stanzina, Piazza delle Vettovaglie, Piazza dei Cavalieri.

The main attractions of Pisa are concentrated in one place, Prato dei Miracoli. There is the cathedral of Pisa and the famous tumbling tower, built in the 12th and 13th centuries with a height of 56 meters or 8 stories, the cathedral of the Dumeau. Many grand buildings remain of the former grandeur of Pisa. Of course, you can see the churches of Sancte María delle Spiceno, Sancte Francesco dellAssisi, Sancte Frediano, San Pediano, and San Paulo a Rapa da Ripa dA’Aromo. If you want to take pictures in front of the palaces, you have to visit Palazzo Rialle, Palazzo Lanfrani and Palazzo Agoghini. Furthermore, Pisa is one of the oldest universities in Europe, a complex of buildings that may also be of interest to tourists. It can be recognized by its many distinctive features: the turrets, the carvings on the windows, and the sigils make it look more like a toy. For several centuries it was created by seven of the principal architects of Pisa; Pisano, as well as other masters of the city. Located on Campo dei Miracoli, the Cathedral of Pisa

100 USD = 92.32 EUR

Overall Score

  • Air quality: 54 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 91,000 people
  • GDP: $31,279 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 19 Mbps
  • Best wireless: TIM
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: You are not expected to tip restaurants in Italy. A service charge is sometimes added to the bill, ranging from 1 to 3 Euros, or 10% – 15%. This charge must be indicated on the menu. Some may also add an extra charge for the diner ware and extras (tablecloth, silverware, plates, bread, etc.), this is normal.
  • Apartment listings: Immobiliare
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Cafe Gabrinus
  • Best taxi: MyTaxi
  • Best coworking space: Talent Garden
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best hospital: Ospedale di Pisa
  • Best short-haul air carrier: RyanAir
  • Best intl air carrier: Alitalia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1700
  • Monthly costs for family: $3800
  • Monthly costs for local: $1100
  • Meal: $8
  • Small Cola: $1.3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $4
  • Coffee: $2.5

View Larger Map