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).
Behind the striking blue facade of the riverside art gallery Palazzo Blu, visit an exhibition of new illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. It's open daily until 15 February, alongside another exhibition dedicated to Modigliani and some of his contemporaries (9 Lungarno Gambacorti, palazzoblu.it).
The artistic treasures of Florence (under an hour away by train) need no introduction but while you're there, check out the quality buys at the leather school in the Santa Croce complex (5 Via San Giuseppe), catch the Picasso exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi (until 25 January, palazzostrozzi.org) and try a traditional Florentine tripe sandwich from Mercato Nuovo, the traditional covered market (Piazza della Signoria).
The charming medieval hill town of San Miniato (a 40-minute drive from Pisa) is famed for its fragrant white truffle, which is celebrated with a festival during the last three weekends of November. Thousands of truffle fans come to try and buy the delectable, but costly, substance. san-miniato.com
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