Pisa, most famous for its leaning tower, is home to some 90,000 residents and 60,000 students studying at University of Pisa which was founded in the 14th century.
Nearly thirty airlines transport more than 4 million passengers via Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (airport code PSA) with budget carriers Ryanair and EasyJet flying most frequently.
Just about every tourist visiting Pisa goes to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa . The tower, located in Piazza dei Miracoli, was constructed originally as the bell tower to the adjacent cathedral. Visitors should expect to wait between one and two hours and pay upwards of 15 euro to climb to the top.
Next to the leaning tower is the Duomo Pisa (1093). Covered with white and pink marble this elegant building is the largest Romanesque Church in Tuscany.
Pisa's historic centre, surrounded by 12th century stone walls, is on the north bank of the River Arno. Via Santa Maria connects Campo dei Miracoli with the Lungarno and is the main street in Pisa. Palaces and mansions with their impressive 16th century facades still adorn the street.