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Pisa is located in Tuscany region of northern Italy, and has about 90,000 inhabitants (2010).The city is located specifically on the River Arno – 10 km from the mouth of the Ligurian Sea.
Pisa is an important transport hub for northern Italy, and is also an important commercial and shipping. Many tourists visit Pisa and its university (founded in 1343) has about 60,000 students.
Pisa is world famous for its leaning tower – “Torre pendente di Pisa” – which was built in the period 1175 to 1350. The tower is 55 meters high on one side and 56 feet high on the other. It is an opportunity for the public to get up the tower.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is in the “Piazza del Duomo” (Cathedral Square) or “Piazza del Miracoli” – the city’s main cultural, religious and touristic center. The place is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can also see Pisakatedralen “Duomo di Pisa” from the 1100s, the circular Baptistry white marble from 1150’s and the cemetery – which was filed in 1278.
The city also has several interesting museums – including the “Museo del Opera del Duomo” – a cathedral museum with exhibits of sculptures and paintings.
Art-lovers should also visit the “Museo di San Matteo” – an art and history museum located in the monastery “San Matteo”.
The city’s airport – Pisa International Airport – “Galileo Galilei” – located 3 miles south of downtown.