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Picturesque Pisa is a historic holiday of Tuscan treats

Pack that passport and head to the Tuscany region in northwestern Italy for a "pisa" this picturesque city. In terms of world-famous towers, Pisa gets the prize. Its iconic leaning tower, which took 200 years to finish, was already tilted upon its completion in 1372. Find a Pisa vacation rental overlooking the Arno River or in the city's historic center, which has about 20 ancient churches and several medieval palaces. There are also some bellissimo bridges that cross the river, and if you're in a nautical mood, the Ligurian Sea is a mere 9 miles away.

Things to do

Lean into leisure and world-famous landmarks

Let's get the obvious out of the way: you can't visit Pisa without touring the leaning tower for which this city is named and known. While you're there, parade around the Piazza dei Miracoli (the Square of Miracles), an grasssy walled area that's home to both the tower and the marble Pisa Cathedral. On the riverside is Museo Nazionale di San Matteo, a musem of medieval masterpieces, and Palazzo Blu has excellent events and art exhibitions. And feed your wild side at the Natural Park Migliarino San Rossore, which has tranquil paths, soaring pine trees, and vast coastal wetlands.


Enjoy a pizza in the Piazza while you bask in the past

This is Italy, so food is front and center. There are plenty of pizzarias, while trattorias serve the freshest pastas, Tuscan wines, and cecina, Pisa's signature flatbread. History buffs will find heaven in the ancient center of Pisa. From ornate medieval palaces to churches, you won't run out of things to explore with Pisa vacation rentals. And expect a lively scene of festivals and events celebrating old and modern Italian culture. There are several music festivals, and you'll light up for the Luminara ceremony in June, when the entire city is illuminated with candles.


Pleasant Pisa has mellow winters and sunny rays for days

Whether your Pisa vacation rental is in the hot summer or mild winter, you'll probably find the weather pretty pleasing. If you're sightseeing in summer, slather on the sunscreen—July and August are hot and humid with temps in the mid-80s. For all you cool cats arriving in winter, temps are in the 40s and there's a December Christmas market, too. Finally in fall, it's likely to rain. Most visitors arrive between April and October, with June celebrations and festivals, including the Luminara candelight ceremony, attracting lots of crowds.

Natural features

On a clear day you can see for miles from the plains of Pisa

Tuscany conjures up visions of rolling hills and vineyards, but Pisa's landscape is pretty level. Even so, you'll be drunk on scenery before you even take a sip of wine. To the north, the Apennine mountain range towers over the city. And then you've got the Arno River snaking through the colorful buildings of central Pisa and emptying into the Ligurian Sea. West of Pisa is Natural Park Migliarino San Rossore, which has woods, lagoons, and sandbars with lots of wildlife such as owls, boars, and wolves. A few miles south is that classic Tuscan landscape of vineyards, villages, and valleys.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Pisa

Fly into Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei), the closest airport, located 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Pisa San Rossore Station or Pisa Central Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around Pisa?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,076 vacation rentals near Pisa. From 1,109 Houses to 747 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pisa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pisa?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pisa:

  • Pisa City Centre: 148 vacation rentals
  • San Lorenzo a Vaccoli: 38 vacation rentals
  • Ex Campo d'Aviazione: 89 vacation rentals
  • Santa Maria del Giudice: 29 vacation rentals
  • Colle di Compito: 50 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pisa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pisa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Leaning Tower: 5,011 vacation rentals
  • Cisanello Hospital: 5,072 vacation rentals
  • Guelph Tower: 4,960 vacation rentals
  • Pisa Baptistry: 4,991 vacation rentals
  • Arena Garibaldi: 5,010 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pisa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Pisa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,109 Houses in Pisa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pisa include:

  • Villas: 747 rentals available
  • Cottages: 57 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,604 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pisa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,743 vacation rentals with pool available in Pisa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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