My guide books in Pisa
Miscellaneous: Here are my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries in Pisa
Casa Editrice Bonechi – Italy. “The Golden Book”. Pisa. 1995, 128 pages.
Around the World. Italy. Second edition. Publisher "Around the World", 2005, 520 pages, 150cities, 370 churches and cathedrals, 120 museums, 29maps, 200 illustrations.
Italy. Le Petit Fute. Michel Strogoff & Ass., City-Guides, Country-Guides, Paris-Luxemburg-Moscow. 1999, 206 pages
Camera and good shoes
Luggage and bags: Do not carry heavy bags since walking is the main thing to do
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Most of all a pair of comfortable shoes is a must since you walk, walk and walk. I went in January and all I wore is a polo neck and jeans due to the fact that the weather was really nice but in case just a carry a jacket with you. Also just for the sake bring an umbrella so if it rains you won't stay stranded ..... singing in the rain :)
Photo Equipment: Cameras and spare batteries are a must cos you'll love taking pics of all things you pass infront.... there is lots to see so don't get disappointed if you ran out camera
- Historical Travel
- Family Travel
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In the summer, Pisa is so hot and hamp so a lot of mosquitos infest th city and the people!
i suggest to use or a mosquitos repellent orsomething else to keep out them!
they're annoying specially during the night. can't sleep!
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
- Study Abroad
Shoes to climb the Tower & Miscellaneous
Luggage and bags: A suitcase with wheels or a back pack is recommended when travelling throughout Italy.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you make it to Pisa you must climb to the top of the Leaning Tower!
It is not too hard a climb.....but I wouldn't want to do it in high heels, so make sure you bring some practical shoes!
Photo Equipment: If you are anything like me you will take numerous photos in Pisa...so make sure you bring adequate fils/batteries/cards to cope with the frantic snapping!!
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Very pedestrian friendly cuty,not much traffic around,which helps when you`re just ambling along without a care in the world taking pictures of this that and the other !!mura
Photo Equipment: As with evry other town we all visit,lots of film,batteries,and your customised VT Travel Guide !!!
Field of miracles: It's not unusual to experience a sense of vertigo when standing on Pisa's Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles). The dominant feature of this grassy plaza
THE FAMOUS LEANING TOWER OF PISA
It tilts nearly 17 feet from the perpendicular.
Gravitational oddities aside, the tower and gleaming marble buildings you see nearby comprise one of the most impressive architectural ensembles in Europe.
By the time its third story was complete in 1274, the bell tower, or campanile, had already begun to tilt. Nevertheless, construction continued, and the fame of the 180-foot Leaning Tower was, in effect, guaranteed. Although its interior is closed to visitors, the exterior of the Romanesque campanile is an architectural treat. Bring binoculars to view details such as the lively frieze near the top of the first level.
June 2001 Pisa reopened their beloved landmark with a celebration that included an opera performance by one of my favorite native son Andrea Bocelli(:-))
Gone are the tacky suspenders and steel rings that strangled the tower for much of the last decade. Still though, visitors must wait until November to make the dizzying climb to the top as experts are still studying the structure's stability. In the past, groups of tourists filled the 8 storey tower's staircase. This time, only 30 individuals will be allowed inside at a time.
Pisa, one of Europe's oldest university towns, is best seen on foot. Visitors can browse the Piazza delle Vettovglie's open air market on weekday mornings. There is an antique fair @ 2nd weekend of each month at the Ponte di Mezzo. Pisa is on the coast of Tuscany a region famed for its food, wine and beautiful hill towns. Many people visit Pisa as a day trip from Florence about an hour away by train.
Luggage and bags: Suitcase or backpack.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dress lightly in summer, temperature is usually about 35 degrees Celcius. In the evenings it can cool off a bit, so bring a long a sweater.
Photo Equipment: Is available here: bur don't buy film that was on a rack outside all day. The film can be damaged then.
Luggage and bags: Small Backpack, which we left at the Bus station under ground at Siena for a small charge of about 1.5 Euros per bag. In Pisa, left it in the bag deposit near the ticket office NO Cost. On Elba left it at the Bus station again behind the counter for a small cost of a bout 1.5 Euros be careful to ask the opening times as this one closes between 1.30 and 4.00 so make sure you don’t need to get a connection before.
The lockers at Siena and Lucca train stations were not in use don’t know why. The bus stations seemed to be the best bet.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: T shirts, Trainers,Jeans or light trousers and shorts.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A canister of Oxygen might be a good idea everything is ether up a hill, Stairs or up the top of a Tower!
Photo Equipment: No problems, everything available here.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Picture is of the Cathedral in Siena do not miss The most beautiful Cathederal I've ever seen.
Miscellaneous: Book hotels , accomodation in advance it was very busy even for this early on the season May 9/10/11 2002.
The Hostel in Siena was closed so was the one in San Gimignano, don't know why Please check in advance especially if on a tight budget.
The hosels in Pisa and Florence are open.
Luggage and bags: Depends how long you will stay in Pisa (from 1-3 days) for example, just a simple backpack will do.
For more than a week, bring a small luggage
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Always bring comfortable shoes, long pants/skirts, and long sleeved shirts, besides summer clothes (for the summer weather, of course)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: always bring your indispensible first aid kit, no matter where you go. That's a must.
Luggage and bags: A comfortable backpack would be a good idea and day pack for short trips...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Go shoes...especially if you're planning to run to the Leaning Tower and back like we did...
Luggage and bags: I bought this nice T-shirt in Pisa. It was cute enough to make me purchase it. I wear it still proudly.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Study Abroad
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