Most famous for its tower, Pisa has many other wonderful reasons for a visit and is one of the most popular destinations in Italy. Everything is within walking distance and the atmosphere is enlivened by the many students attending the University of Pisa that live here.
The number one reason people get cheap flights to Pisa is the Piazza dei Miracoli. This grassy square is home to one of the most fascinating collections of medieval religious architecture, all dating from the 11th to 14th centuries. The most famous is, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or Torre Pendante, which was built over 800 years ago and began its iconic lean soon after. The largest building in the square is the beautiful Romanesque-style cathedral containing Byzantine mosaics and the Pisa Griffin. The piazza is also home to one of the most beautiful walled cemeteries in the world, the Campo Santo.
If you do get flights to Pisa, make sure you explore all over. There are many beautiful churches, museums, statues and more sights other than the Piazza dei Miracoli, even some that may surprise you: for example, go see Tuttomundo, the large mural made by New York graffiti artist Keith Haring in 1989.
When eating out, avoid places near the tower and instead head to more central areas like the Piazza delle Vettovaglie or Via San Martino, where food is more reasonably priced and of higher quality. Make sure you try some biscotti, delicious biscuits that are sold all over the city.