Cheap flights to Pisa
Pisa combines all the best elements of Italy; medieval architecture, beautiful river views and some unspoilt countryside just waiting to be explored. Pisa is home to the iconic Leaning Tower, one of the most recognisable buildings in the world. But this is a medieval town that offers so much more.
Come here for an exciting history-filled city break, stay a little longer and explore the beautiful rolling countryside of Tuscany, and finish off by exploring the priceless art gallery that is Florence, just 40 kilometres to the east. Stylish, culture-packed holidays don’t come any better than this
Hire a bicycle or scooter and tour the city in style or venture further afield to explore the surrounding countryside and coast (Toscana in Tour, 41 Via della Faggiola, toscanaintour.it).
Visit the Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri church in Piazza Cavalieri to see the extraordinary "Stoning of St Stephen" by Giorgio Vasari. The painting has recently been restored and it's on temporary display in the church, also designed by Vasari, together with an interactive display on the artist (8 Piazza dei Cavalieri).
The River Arno joins the sea at Bocca d'Arno, just outside Pisa. Follow the river along Viale D'Annunzio past a series of boatyards and some great eateries with verandas over the water such as Circolo Pescatori (164 Viale D'Annunzio, Pisa Marina, +50 36982), where the day's catch is served.
It's well worth making the 50-minute drive to the Tenuta Ghizzano wine estate to visit their gorgeous Italian garden (Sundays, free entry, 5-9pm). There are art displays and concerts including jazz on 16 August and baroque on 28 August (1 Via della Chiesa, Ghizzano di Peccioli, tenutadighizzano.com).