Category: Pisa (Tuscany)

Here you will find many news about events, exhibitions and much more about Pisa, Tuscany, Italy. If you would like to visit Pisa, we suggest you a useful tourist guide to Pisa: About Pisa

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A Day in Pisa

Torre-di-Pisa1The city of Pisa is mostly famous because of its Leaning Tower, but they are other things to see in this antic Maritime Republic. In the following lines we propose you a tour to visit in one day the longtime rival of Florence.

Few people know that the famous Tower, which construction began in 1173, was aimed to be the campanile (a freestanding bell tower) of the adjacent Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta. It began to tilt while it wasn’t even finished because of the sandy soil making its base unstable. These edifices situated on the Piazza del Duomo (renamed Piazza dei Miracoli by the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio) together with the Baptistery and the Camposanto (a 1278-cemetery) are unfortunately among the last medieval monuments of Pisa. Indeed, the city suffered a lot from the Allied and German bombings at the end of World War Two.

43rd edition of White Truffle National Exhibition in San Miniato is coming!

Located in Tuscany heart, in an uncontaminated, green area, the little historical centre of San Miniato offers an excellent gastronomic laboratory for its visitors.

The area of San Miniato, located in the countryside of Pisa, is a renowned area for the production of the so-called “King food”, the white truffle.

This wooded area not only boasts of a very fertile ground, but also has respect for the environment and the harvest.

As a matter of fact, the harvest activity is ruled by a severe discipline and a regional law establishing the harvest modalities and marketing.

Summer has arrived with a bang in Pisa with the exceptional event “Luminara 2013”

Here we go guys, finally! Temperature is getting higher and maybe Summer is just around the corner in Italy!

As a matter of fact, here it is soon en event ready for announce the awakening of Summer: on Sunday 16th June, once again, the striking Luminara di San Ranieri will take place in Pisa and, as a tradition, will enlighten the historical centre with thousands candle lights.

Pisa will be enlightened by about 70,000 candle lights in the area

The Italian Version of About Pisa is Finally Online

Now “About Pisa”, the useful online guide to Pisa, has also an Italian version.

This Pisa tourist guide was already available in English, German and Spanish language and, from today, also Italian users will have the chance to read all the information and tips concerning this city.

As a matter of fact, the website allows finding out many interesting news and information about this city, such as about its world-renowned monument and universal symbol, the Pending Tower, or the less famous palaces and historical buildings, its beautiful churches and old squares rich in history and culture, and much more.

In addition, users will also find the best museums to visit, the “Lungarni” and the bridges on Arno river, and many suggestions about the best guided tours for visiting Pisa in every corner. As you know, there’s so much to see in this Tuscan city, but with the help of such guided tours you will have the chance to marvel at the most important monuments in Pisa, even if you won’t have much time at your disposal. On “About Pis”, you’ll find all the information for booking your walking tours, bike tours or segway tours in Pisa! It will be a new and exciting experience!

Furthermore, a little section of the website is dedicated to

The Desco festival: “tastes” and “knowledge” in Lucca is back

From November 14th to December 8th, four weeks under the sign of Lucca and Tuscan typical flavours.

A real gastronomic itinerary, with tastings, recipes and stories which will let you discover this wonderful land.

In a music, art and photography setting, you will have the chance to taste delicious food, but that’s not all: in fact, there will also be meetings with olive oil producers, workshops for children, cooking contests and itineraries through the groceries and the restaurants of the town!

And you will also have the opportunity to