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The area around the leaning tower is geared toward tourists: There are lots of small souvenir kiosks, stands and "flying merchants", selling all kinds of souvenirs from small statues to hour-glasses - of course the general motif is the leaning tower.Beware: it is an offense to buy from one of the "flying merchant" that sell fake replicas. They are very persuasive and if you buy anything you must haggle – they'll drop their prices significantly.

                                                           
Every two weeks there is a bazaar with quite cheap books, records and old household items.
And don't forget to try some of Pisa's famous biscotti (biscuits or cookies). Bakeries all through town will sell multiple varieties, for a low price.

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most remarkable architectural structures from medieval Europe. It is located in the Italian town of Pisa, one of the most visited European cities.Pis Italian  is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy.

                                                                         

 Location of City is  on the right bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Tyrrhenian Sea.It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. all world knowns as its leaning tower the bell tower of the city's cathedral, the city of over 88,332 residents  contains more than 20 other historic churches, several palaces and various bridges across the River Arno.

 

By plane :  Pisa has an international airport, named Galileo Galilei with both intern and international routes.Pisa is also close to the big cities of Italy, such as Florence (Firenze) and Lucca.To the city center  From the Pisa airport We can take a train or a bus.

By bus :  The bus gets you directly to Piazza dei Milacoli (The Square of Miracles) where the tower of Pisa is located. It runs four times an hour, and a ticket costs 2 €

By train:   Pisa San Rossore station is about 1 km far from the Tower, while Pisa Centrale is approx. 1.5km. Only regional trains stop at San Rossore, however, so it may not be very practical.  The train runs twice an hour, and a ticket costs 1,10 €

ByTaxi:     You also can take a cab, for around 10 -15 €.

Opening Times:

November to February ? the Tower of Pisa is open between 10,00 -17, 00

During the winter holidays: 25th December to 1st January it is open between 09,00 - 18,00

In March  the Tower of Pisa has the following timetable:

During 1st and 3rd of March it is open between 09,00 -18, 00
During 3rd and 20th of March it is open between 09,00-19,00
After the 21st of March it is open between 08:30-20:30

April to September : 

it has the following timetable:

Between 1st of April to 17th of June and between 5th and 30th September, the Tower of Pisa is open during the 08,30 – 23,00.
From 17th June to 5th of September it is open between 08,30 – 23,00

In October  the Tower of Pisa is open between 09,00 – 19,00
 

Tourist Attractions in Pisa around Leaning tower of Pisa:

       

Piazza dei Miracoli:   Pisa's Piazza del Duomo, also known as Piazza dei Miracoli (Piazza of Miracles) is located north of the Arno river along a no longer existing tributary, the Auser. Unlike the paved piazza's typical of Italy, the Piazza del Duomo is an expansive green grassy field dominated by three monumental works of architecture in luminous dressed stone and white marble. They are the renown cathedral, baptistery, and campanile. While these three functions had been merged in to one church in northern Europe, their existence as three individual entities is typical of Italian practice of this era. A fourth structure, a walled cemetery, provides an edge on the north side of the site. 

                                      

Duomo Pisa:  Standing in a large green expanse, Piazza del Duomo houses a group of monuments known the world over. These four masterpieces of medieval architecture – the cathedral, the baptistry, the campanile (the 'Leaning Tower') and the cemetery – had a great influence on monumental art in Italy from the 11th to the 14th century

 

                                          

BattIstero:  The circular Baptistery in Pisa is the largest of its kind in the whole of Italy, with a circumference of 104 metres / 348 feet. Situated near to the Duomo, building commenced in 1153 by Deotisalvi, who was responsible for giving the building its famous lower Romanesque-style drum and left his name on a column by the door. More than 100 years later, it was worked on further and the upper part was created in a rather Gothic style and a large dome was added shortly after. The vast interior is fairly plain and features one of the first great Pisano pulpits, sculpted in 1260 by Nicola Pisano and a massive, carved font. Many of the original statues and decorative pieces are now house in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and some have been replaced by casts. One of the most interesting features in the Baptistery is the simply astonishing acoustics, which echo around the interior. To enjoy these wonderful acoustics it is worth arriving early in the morning, before the building gets too busy. When a choir sings in the Pisa Baptistery it is memorable to say the least. There are stairs to the upper gallery and more stairs leading into the grand dome itself.
Open hours: April to September - 08:00 to 19:40, March and October - 09:00 to 17:40, November to February - 09:00 to 16:40
Admission: charge

                                    

Camposanto: The monumental cemetery of the Camposanto in Pisa is a large, walled structure situated to the north of the Duomo. It was created in 1278 to house shiploads of holy soil, brought back from the mount where Christ was crucified and is without doubt one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. 
Open hours: April to September - 08:00 to 19:40, March and October - 09:00 to 17:40, November to February - 09:00 to 16:40
Admission: charge

   

Orto Botanico dI Pisa:   Located in the centre of Pisa, just a couple of minutes walk from the tower, these beautiful botanic gardens were founded in the 1540s and are the oldest botanical gardens in the whole of Europe. Full of an enormous collection of mature specimens from all over the world, the gardens are now part of Pisa University and offer a tranquil place to relax, right in the heart of the city. Guided tours are available and outdoor theatrical pieces for children and adults are performed in the summer.

Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:30, Saturday 08:00 to 13:00
Closed: Sunday

Admission: free

   

Pizzaa Del Cavalieeri :  aid out in 1560 by Giorgio Vasari, the Piazza Dei Cavalieri opens unexpectedly from the narrow backstreets and the central square of medieval Pisa. The curving Palazzo dei Cavalieri (Palazzo della Carovana) is topped with large busts of the Medici and adjoins the church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri. On the other side of the square is the imposing Palazzo dell'Orologio and heading east is the Borgo Stretto, one of Pisa's smartest streets with a wide selection of shops. The Piazza dei Cavalieri was once the seat of the Ordine dei Cavalieri di Santo Stefano, (Order of the Knights of St. Stephen), which was a religious and military institution founded to defend the coast from possible threats by the Turks.

 

     

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Pisa:   Housed in an old convent just down the street from the Leaning Tower, the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Pisa displays a variety of religious art from Pisa and elsewhere. in This moseo Room 1 centers on the architecture of Pisa Duomo and its neighbors, with several detailed models and etched glass plans.
The last few rooms house important sketches of the Camposanto frescoes produced during their restoration in the early 19th century. The prints are made from a series of etchings produced by Carlo Lasinio, the restorer, and colored by his son. These prints had an important influence on the burgeoning pre-Raphaelite movement when they were first published and they are still the best record of the paintings.

      

National Museum of San Matteo: National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine Monastery, features a group of paintings from the 12th- to 18th- centuries, and a rich collection of sculpture from the Pisano School

                                      

Palazzo della Carovana:  The main Scuola Normale Superiore building, with an elaborate façade, by the important Italian Renaissance artist and architect Giorgio Vasari - who is also said to be the first historian of art.  

 

 

Eat near the Leaning Tower where prices are high and quality low.we can find very good, cheap restaurants there.there are excellent, friendly and reasonably priced cafeterias in the busy small vegetable market, Piazza delle Vettovaglie. Also Via San Martino, close to the south bank of the river, offers some places with good quality and low price.


Resturants:  

                                            

Osteria di Culegna:  This resturant is very good for eat out in Food.Location Via Mercanti (on the main road). Reasonable price in a friendly environment, good food and research of the tuscan typical recipes, nice and smiley service. Closed on Sunday.


Numero 11,: Numero 11, Resturant is very cheap Hotel in  47-49,Via San Martino. Quite cheap prices, good food and generous portions in an informal setting. We can find any kind of food there.

Vineria di Piazza: Piazza delle Vettovaglie. Serves great wine and very few dishes, but they are good and cheap. We can find very traditional food here.


La Stanzina: Location  Via Curtatone e Montanara, not far from Piazza delle Vettovaglie. Has very good food at reasonable price in a cozy environment. Many of the recipes come from southern Italy.

Funicolì:  Via L. Bianchi 33. An excellent pizzeria just outside the walls, not far from the Leanining Tower. It is not a touristy place and the prices are reasonable. Pizza is very good and the appetizers (antipasti) are even better. The place is not very big so it is best to arrive early and reserve a table, especially during week-ends.

Trattoria da Cucciolo: Vicolo Rosselmini 9. The food is very good, reasonably priced (dishes 8 - 15 EUR), and served in a tasteful quasi-homely ambiance. The staff is friendly and helpful.


Il Campano: Via Cavalca very close to Piazza delle Vettovaglie. Very typical Tuscan food is served. The recipes are hearty and very good. Prices are not cheap but certainly reasonable.

The area around the leaning tower is geared toward tourists: There are lots of small souvenir kiosks, stands and "flying merchants", selling all kinds of souvenirs from small statues to hour-glasses - of course the general motif is the leaning tower.Beware: it is an offense to buy from one of the "flying merchant" that sell fake replicas. They are very persuasive and if you buy anything you must haggle – they'll drop their prices significantly.

                                                           
Every two weeks there is a bazaar with quite cheap books, records and old household items.
And don't forget to try some of Pisa's famous biscotti (biscuits or cookies). Bakeries all through town will sell multiple varieties, for a low price.

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