The famous Leaning Tower stands on a grassy field in Pisa, known as "Square of Miracles".
Pisa is a small town in Italy, counting about 91 000 residents.
The Province of Pisa is located in the beautiful region of Tuscany, in a very convenient geographical position...
In fact, from the Tower site, it takes just a 20 minutes drive to reach the sea and the nearby port (and sandy beaches) and just about one hour to reach the base of the highest mountain in the area - Pania della Croce - which summit stands 1868 over the sea level.
YES! ...in Pisa one can start the day climbing a mountain and end it with a walk on the beach!
The town is also well connected to other major cities in Italy, through roads and public transport (train).
Here is a list of traveling times to reach the major nearby locations of touristic interest:
|City||by car||by train|
|Milan||3h 15min||3h 45min|
The Tower itself is located in a grassy field know as "Piazza dei Miracoli", which translates to English as "Square of Miracles".
The official address of the Tower is:
Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa, PI, Italy
The GPS coordinates of the Tower are:
The Square of Miracles is listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it is home to other unique monuments such as:
- the "Duomo di Pisa" - monumental Cathedral of which the Tower is the freestanding bell-tower;
- the "Battistero di San Giovanni" - baptismal font in a round monumental building;
- the "Camposanto Monumentale" - monumental Cemetery;
- the "Museo delle Sinopie" - museum of historical fresco paintings;
- the "Lupa Capitolina" - obelisk;
- the "Fontana dei Putti" - fountain with angels.
Every day thousands of tourists make their way to Pisa and walk their way through the Square of Miracles (yes, it is a pedestrian area) to admire the Tower and the nearby monuments.
In Pisa, one can start the day climbing a mountain and end it with a walk on the beach!
From September till July, especially on hot sunny days, dozens of students from the nearby University spend their breaks on the green grass of the Square.
Technically, walking onto the grass of the Square is forbidden. However, the private Security is quite flexible and people are generally allowed to sit or lay down on the grass, as long the lawn is not endangered.
The Square of Miracles is located in the northern part of Pisa, about 1km (less than 1 mile) from the very center of the Town.
The river Arno, which goes through the Town dividing it into North and South parts, is a 10min walk far (800m).
In Pisa, there are other several interesting monuments, churches and squares to visit.
The Ideal stay for visiting the Town is two days unless you plan to use Pisa as a base to have an extended stay in Tuscany and enjoy its seaside and mountains. In that case, you can plan activities for up to two weeks.
Here is a short list of useful information for your trip:
- Continent: Europe
- Country: Italy
- Region: Tuscany
- City: Pisa
- International Dialing Code: +39
- Pisa GPS Coordinates: 43.7167° N, 10.4000° E
- Altitude: 4 m (13 ft)
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Language: Italian
- Pisa Time Zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
- City Population: 91,000
- average Temperature High 84.9 °F / 29.4 °C
- average Temperature Low 36°F / 2.2°C
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