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Pisa is a Province of the Tuscany Region of Italy.


Map of Pisa (province)

  • 1 Pisa — known for its Leaning Tower, Pisa also has a beautiful Duomo, and several others architectural wonders
  • 2 Casciana Terme — best known for its thermal spa
  • 3 Lari — known as the Cherries Town, and for the Vicari's Castle
  • 4 San Miniato — a cramped, picturesque ancient city strung along a high ridge with stunning views over the Tuscan countryside
  • 5 Volterra — a beautiful walled city built on the top of a hill

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 The Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli —The Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli was established in 1975 and covers 24,000 hectares between Pisa, Viareggio, San Giuliano Terme, Vecchiano and Massarossa. What makes this park so special is what lies around its borders: the Tirrenian Sea, Lake Massaciuccoli and the rivers Arno, Serchio, Canale dei Navicelli and Morto e Burlamacca.


The northern area of the province is crossed by the modest anti-Apennine mountain range of Monte Pisano, adjacent to the extreme offshoot of the Apuan Alps, which separates the province of Pisa from that of Lucca.

The outlet to the sea, the Pisan coast, extends for about 15 km.

The Pisa area is flat, but, going down a few kilometres to the south, in the southern part of the province, you find yourself immersed in the most classic of Tuscan landscapes, made up of hills, woods and ancient villages.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • A11 Firenze-Mare: the terminal section of this highway joins the A12 in north Pisa.
  • A12 Genoa-Rome: follows the coastline and has three exits in the province: Pisa north, Pisa centre and Livorno.

By train[edit]

Important railway axes pass through the province:

  • the Genoa-Pisa line
  • the Pisa-Rome
  • the Pisa-Florence
  • Pisa -Lucca-Aulla
  • the Pisa-Collesalvetti-Vada

By plane[edit]

There is only one airport in the province of Pisa, the Pisa San Giusto International Airport.

Get around[edit]


In addition to the many sights in the city of Pisa (the Leaning Tower, the cathedral and the Carovana Palace), the province has many attractions in its other towns and villages. The historic city of Volterra is noted for its cathedral, its Etruscan and Roman remains and its museums, churches and palaces.

Set on the top of three hills, the medieval city of San Miniato has a cathedral, a fortress tower, two palaces and numerous old churches.

The province has many villages of interest, including Vicopisano with its fortress and towers, Calci with its Charterhouse (now a museum), and Buti with its castle and Medici villa.

Other points of interest include the Villa di Corliano in San Giuliano Terme, the gated medieval village of Castelfranco di Sotto, the towers of Montopoli in Val d'Arno, the bell-tower of Peccioli, and the Rocca Sillana fortress in Pomarance.


Bathe at Casciana Terme, whose thermal plant receives a constant flow of lime-sulphur water at 37 °C. It offers wellness spa and medical spa services, Balneotherapy pools, and rehabilitation services.

Lari holds its Cherry Festival in the last week of May and first week of June.

The Truffle Festival in San Miniato is celebrated in the last three weeks of November.



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