14 days in Province of Pisa Itinerary

14 days in Province of Pisa Itinerary

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Volterra
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Pisa
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Volterra

— 6 nights
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Parrocchia SS. Salvatore (in Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina), San Miniato (Pietro Beconcini Agricola & Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole) and Palaia (Pieve di San Martino & Usiglian del Vescovo). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at L'Alabastro di Silvia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lino, admire the local landmark of Fonte e porta san Felice, and view the masterpieces at L'Istrice.

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Genoa to Volterra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Volterra when traveling from Genoa in April, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa

— 7 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Explore Pisa's surroundings by going to San Miniato (Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra di San Miniato, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio, &more), Piaggio Museum (in Pontedera) and Cateratte Ximeniane (in Vicopisano). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pisa trip maker tool.

You can drive from Volterra to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Province of Pisa travel guide

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Observation Decks · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
Pisa is a city in the Tuscany region of Central Italy straddling the Arno just before it empties into the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 91,104 residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area) contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across the Arno. Much of the city's architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics.The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century and also has the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, founded by Napoleon in 1810, and its offshoot, the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies as the best sanctioned Superior Graduate Schools in Italy.<ref name="gradscuola/">Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa Information statisticsHistoryAncient timesThe origin of the name, Pisa, is a mystery. While the origin of the city had remained unknown for centuries, the Pelasgi, the Greeks, the Etruscans, and the Ligurians had variously been proposed as founders of the city (for example, a colony of the ancient city of Pisa, Greece). Archaeological remains from the 5th century BC confirmed the existence of a city at the sea, trading with Greeks and Gauls. The presence of an Etruscan necropolis, discovered during excavations in the '' in 1991, confirmed its Etruscan origins.

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