Pisa

An Italian city, Pisa is located in the central part of the country. The city is well-known for the bell tower on the city church’s cathedral because it leans. The city is also home to many historic churches as well. The University of Pisa is located within the city and is renowned as one of the best graduate schools in the world.

Pisa offers a Mediterranean climate, which is characteristic of this part of Italy. January is typically the coldest months with high temperatures reaching around 10.9 degrees Celsius. July offers the warmest weather reaching approximately 25.7 degrees Celsius on average.

The most well known site to visit in the city is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower is also known as the “Square of Miracles.” The tower is open to the public daily and is only closed on Christmas and New Year’s. Admission into the tower cost €15 and the hours of operation are from 8:30 am until sunset.

Pisa is home to many different historical churches such as San Francesco, San Michele in Borgo, Santa Maria della Spina, Santa Cristina, San Paolo all’Orto, San Zeno, San Sisto, and Santo Sepolcro, among several others.

One of the other places to visit while in the city is the Medici Palace. This palace was once owned by the Appiano family, which ruled the area from 1392 through 1398. The Medici acquired the palace in 1400. Some of the other palaces that are popular visitor destinations include Palazzo del Collegio Puteano, Palazzo delle Vedove, Torre dei Gualandi, Palazzo della Caravana, and the Villa di Corliano. For those that enjoy gardens, Pisa is home to Orto Botanico, which is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe.

For those who want to see the whole of Pisa, car hire at Pisa Airport is a great way to get around the city.

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