Pisa is a university city with a vibrant entertainment and café culture that welcomes visitors from around the world. It has a relaxed vibe despite its bustling commercial centre, which makes it attractive for entrepreneurs as well as tourists.
The Leaning Tower – or to give it its Italian name, the Torre Pendente – is situated in the Piazza dei Miracoli or “Field of Miracles”. It started leaning almost as soon as construction began in 1173, but its architects were convinced it would be safe to carry on its construction. The tower has managed to defy gravity to this day and was stabilised in 2001; so you can climb to the top for a stunning view, but be sure to reserve tickets in advance.
There are plenty of other sights to see when you travel to Pisa, including the Duomo di Pisa (the cathedral), the Romanesque dome of Battistero, and the Piazza dei Cavalieri, a square filled with historical buildings. Don’t miss out on the charms of the Museo delle Sinopie, a charm-filled art museum replete with dazzling bronze sculptures.