Day Trip to Pisa, Italy

If you’re staying in Lucca, Italy, your visit wouldn’t be complete without a quick 30 minute train ride (and another 20-25 minute walk) to Pisa to see the the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

City of Pisa

Pisa is a small city in the region of Tuscany. Though it’s best known for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it also has 20 churches and several medieval palaces and houses almost 10,000 people. From where we walked through, there were also plenty of restaurants as well.

Surrounding the Tower

Most people (including me) don’t know that the tower is actually neighbors to 2 other impressive buildings – Pisa Cathedral and Pisa Baptistery.

Pisa Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral with medieval architecture dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.


Pisa Baptistery is a Roman Catholic Church that was built to replace an original baptistery:

The Leaning Tower

The most iconic structure is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is a bell tower that has a tilt to it. It titled because when it was built in the 12th century, the foundation was too soft on one side to support all of the weight. In 1990, it was tilted 5.5 degrees, but after some reconstruction, it’s now tilted at 3.99 degrees.

Of course I had to take a couple of tourist-y picture while I was there.


i’m sure there’s lots to see in Pisa, but we really just went to the Leaning Tower and was satisfied with our quick trip to see it while we were Italy.

Check out my other Italy posts

Things you should know: Random things to know before visiting Italy

Cinque Terre: One day in Cinque Terre, Italy

Lucca: What do do in Lucca, Italy

Florence: What to see and do in Florence, Italy

Rome: What to see and do in Rome, Italy

Milan: Half a day in Milan, Italy


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