Once you arrive at the Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport, take a train to the Pisa Aeroporto station and go to Pisa Centrale, Pisa’s main station (the ticket is less than 2€). Now you can choose between going to your hotel and leaving your luggage there, or walking with it (since you booked a lowcost flight maybe you just have a 10 kg trolley with you!)
Keith Haring Mural
If you still are in Pisa Centrale, walk straight in front of you along Viale Gramsci, then walk along Vittorio Emanuele Square’s left side and turn left in Sant'Antonio Square, when you are in front of Massimo D'Azeglio street. The Keith Haring’s mural is there, in front of a café! It is one of the artist’s main works, but it is not in the crowdy tourist paths so you could boast about it with your friends when you go come back home.
Now you have to plan your vacation. Do you want to visit Pisa, only? Or do you think it could be a good idea to see the surrounding cities?
Things to see and do in Pisa
If you don’t have too much time, it’s better to stay in Pisa and enjoy its charm: the Lungarni, the medieval squares, the famous Piazza dei Miracoli and its Leaning Tower - one of UNESCO’s heritage sites. So buy a city map and start walking. Don’t forget to visit Piazza delle Vettovaglie, the San Marco museum or the church of San Francesco, just a few of Pisa’s hidden gems.
Nightlife in Pisa is fun too, and if it’s late spring or summer buy a drink at one of the Lungarno bars and sip on it whilst sitting on the Arno river’s parapet. Try organizing your trip in June, so you can admire the breathtaking Luminaria di San Ranieri (Lungarno illuminations, on June 16th) and the Gioco del Ponte (Pisa neighborhoods’ contest on the last Sunday of June.)
From Pisa, it is nice to go to Lucca for a day trip, too. Take the train from Pisa central to Lucca’s main station: cross the street and you will be in front of its huge Renaissance city walls. During spring, it’s a real delight to walk, bike, run or roller skate on Lucca’s walls, but also getting lost in its streets, drink an espresso in Piazza Anfiteatro, walk up Torre Guinigi’s 230 steps and photograph the city roofs from the garden on its top.