The name Pisa dates back to the Etruscans, the meaning of which would be that of “foce”, i.e. the mouth of the river to the sea. Pisa, known throughout the world for its tower, an extraordinary monument that enhances the quadrilogy of Piazza del Duomo, boasts a thousand-year history that sees its greatest splendor at the time of the Maritime Republics.

It is a treasure trove of artistic treasures whose Roman and Gothic churches, squares and palaces enhance the districts traced by the Lungarni and the ancient streets. This important university seat has maintained its leadership to this day thanks to the numerous faculties and the Scuola Normale Superiore located in the Piazza dei Knights.

Those who visit Pisa will discover not only art, culture and history, but natural environments where the park of Migliarino-San Rossore, the coast and Monte Pisano build a particularly suggestive stage.

The ancient maritime tradition of the Pisan Republic has been revived since 1956, every 4 years in the Historical Regatta which sees the boats of the four ancient republics (Pisa, Venice, Genoa and Amalfi) compete on the Arno.

But the city offers other beauties: the Baptistery which stands in front of the facade of the Cathedral and, on the same square, called “dei Miracoli”, there is the Monumental Cemetery: 130 meters long. It overlooks the square with 43 blind arches.

To the right of the Camposanto stands the Cathedral, an absolute masterpiece of Romanesque-Pisan architecture, built in the early 1600s. A huge building entirely covered in marble. And here is the well-known Leaning Tower, about 56 meters high.