I’ve visited Pisa a couple of times and what I most enjoyed doing was walking along the banks of the River Arno. There are so many interesting and colourful historic buildings dotted along the riverside.
On the northern bank of the river, on Lungarno Fibonacca is the entrance to the 19th century Giardino di Scotto. This municipal park hosts outdoor events during the Summer. There’s a children’s playground and an attractive terraced garden.
You can look around the 14th century Palazzo Gambacorti, now the offices of the Pisa commune. This riverside building is also on the northern bank, east of Giardino di Scotto. There was a free art exhibition on during my visit in November 2009.
The dinky Santa Maria della Spina Church sits by the River Arno.
Santa Maria della Spina Church, Pisa
So if you’re in Pisa, do venture beyond the environs of the Leaning Tower and enjoy a walk along the riverside.
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