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The province of Pisa

The province of Pisa - Tuscany The province of Pisa - Tuscany

Only a tiny part of the province of Pisa has a seafront location; the majority of the territory “hides” behind Livorno. There are few well-known resorts here, but you will be amazed with their uniqueness. The resort of Tirrenia is located on sandy beaches, and is surrounded by charming bays and pine woods. Its neighbor, Marina di Pisa, is one more sea resort which provides outstanding opportunities for recreation.

Pisa is mostly an agricultural area, and is very attractive for  rural tourism lovers.

Yet, the wealth of the province is first of all its cultural legacy. Even those who are not well familiar with art know the attractions of Pisa. The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is known all over the world. This one, and other attractions of the Square of Miracles are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Not only the capital, but also other towns have kept magnificent monuments of art, such as fortifications, ancient temples, palaces, villas, squares.

For those who are interested in traditions it's worth visiting historical holidays and fests of local products. The most famous traditional festivals are held in Pisa and San Miniato.


Famous people of the province of Pisa:

Galileo Galilei  (Pisa, 1564-1642) – great astronomer and physicist.

Andrea Pisano  (Pontedera, 1270-1348) – painter and sculptor who combined the traditions of Gothic and Pre-Renaissance.

Andrea Bocelli  (Lajatico, 1958) - opera singer, tenor, popularizer of opera music.

Photo: Eugeniy Tikhonov

Pisa - UNESCO World Heritages in Tuscany


Pisa is famous for so called “leaning tower”, although it is not the only wonder of architecture in the city. Cathedral complex Campo dei Miracoli was granted the World Legacy status in 1986. It includes the leaning belltower, Santa Maria Magiore Cathedral and baptistery. These buildings build up common ensemble which captivates with the whiteness of marble and harmony of style: refraining arches are crowned with orbed windows. Campo Santo is a graveyard which is not far from Campo dei Miracoli. The holy gr


Volterra is a small town with rich history which goes back almost by three thousand years. The early stage of town development is connected with Etruscans. Now we may see the evidence of their presence not only in the richest museums but also in the town itself. Today you may pass through the famous Porto del Acro, which contain the image of three Etruscan gods and walk around Fortezza which embraces the town centre and seems to be endless. The grand tower above the cliff functions as jail till present day
San Miniato - Tuscany

San Miniato

San Miniato is especially popular with visitors in November. Various cultural events are held in the town during it. The main one is the annual fair of white truffles.


Lajatico is known as the birthplace of the most popular tenor of nowadays, Andrea Bocelli. His name is connected with a unique cultural event. Only once a year, at a specially constructed by Lajatico theater, “Theater of Silence”, Teatro del Silenzio, Andre Bocelli concert is held.
Calci - Tuscany


A tiny rural town of Calci is located approximately 13 kilometers to the east from Pisa . The area in Calci, known as Valgraziosa...


The Festival of the Thrush in Montalcino 2012
The festival of the thrush or Sagra del Tordo is held in the old Tuscan town of Montalcino on the last October weekend. Thousands of tourists go to Montalcino while the festival. If you want to see the festival of the thrush, you should take care of accommodation in Montalcino in advance. It’s better to come a bit earlier for the festival. On the day of the competition, you will have to leave your car far away in the valley and walk a couple of kilometers up. Don’t forget to ask your landlords to help you buy tickets for the ceremonial dinner and the tournament.
Tuscany: Gastronomic Festivals in October
Towns and villages of Tuscany hold various gastronomic festivals regularly from May to October. These events are dedicated to some product or dish typical for this area. Usually such festivals are organized on days-off. Sometimes they last for a couple of weekends. Fairs are often combined with diverse entertainment program. The October of 2011 offers a number of gastronomic events in Tuscany.
Tarot Garden
The Tarot garden as a work of art is a combination of landscape design, sculpture and architecture. The garden is located on the southern slope of the Garavicchio hill in the Tuscan Maremma, a few kilometers away from the town of Capalbio. The Franko-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle created it.