Even though I only spent a day in Pisa, I love it (the creepy incident with the guy following me to the train station aside – see this post) and I am definitely going to go back one day! These are my Top 5 must-see things in Pisa (so far!)
5. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The main reason so many people visit Pisa. The Tower is impressive (and it’s leaning a lot more than I thought it would be!) but I didn’t climb it, as the queue was so big and I was only in Pisa for a day. At least it gives me an excuse to go back!
4. Pisa Cathedral
There’s not much more to say about Pisa Cathedral other than that it is absolutely stunning and well worth a visit!
3. Pisa Baptistry
I loved the Baptistry and how hushed it seemed inside – being able to go up the stairs was interesting as well – they were so uneven! There’s also an amazing view of the Cathedral from one of the upstairs windows.
2. Camposanto Monumentale
I found this place fascinating. It’s a cemetery but the graves are under the marble flooring (and, I’m ashamed to say, it took me a while before I realised I was walking on graves…). The original incense lamp that Galileo used for his work is hanging in the Aulla Chapel in the Camposanto and is definitely worth a look.
1. Wander and Get Lost
This is definitely the best way to explore Pisa, with all its tiny roads. I found some really nice, quiet areas with barely any tourists, as well as some stunning buildings. I’m definitely going back one day!