Photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa at night – when most tourists have gone home but the tower is just as majestic
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Travel blogs, photos, features and recommendations for Pisa in Tuscany, Italy
Pisa, most known for the Leaning Tower, has a lot more to offer visitors. Come also for the food, art, culture and nightlife! Start here with my basic Pisa travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Pisa travel blogs.
If you want to stay away from the bulk of the crowds, avoid visiting Pisa between June and September. Instead come just before or just after when the weather is still pleasant but it’s much less busy. If you visit in winter, come prepared for low but not extreme temperatures, and probably for rain. Otherwise, a visit to Pisa at almost any time of year is a great idea, as there’s always something to do!
People watch – Especially at the Leaning Tower, the opportunities for catching people embarrassing themselves by taking forced perspective photos with the tower are many. Hilarious!
Check out the museums – Pisa’s a small city, but really packs in the museums! There are many more, but two recommended ones are the Museum of San Matteo inside a former monastery and the Palazzo Blu, which is free and offers great views of city by the river.
Hunt for street art – With several small pieces hidden around the city by the artist Blub (whose signature style is taking classical portraits and putting them in underwater gear!) so spend some time wandering around looking out for them on street corners.
Although it’s a relatively small city, taking a tour around Pisa will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one. Take a look at this selection of Pisa tours.
These are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Pisa.
Castigo – A stylish gay club right in the center of Pisa, this place has themed nights and often puts on drag shows. The crowd is somewhat mixed, but tends towards young, gay guys. It’s a safe bet for a good night out!
Siesta Club 77 – This nicely appointed sauna is spread over three floors and boasts a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, showers, video room, dark room, plenty of cabins and lounge area. Entry is very reasonable and even free if you’re under 23!
More gay travel resources here.
Pisa has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. They’ll likely get full when there’s a conference or special event in town, so definitely consider booking in advance. I’ve found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be really useful for finding last-minute deals.
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