Weekend breaks to Pisa
Everyone knows about the leaning tower of Pisa but few know that on a weekend break seeing
this tipsy tower will lead you to the Piazza del Duomo and a whole lot more. Pisa is a fascinating
city with a vibrant history. Galileo was born here and defended his theory of the planets in the
Royal Palace. It is also to Europe’s oldest botanic garden and a modern mural, the Tuttomondo,
which has received much acclaim. The Medici family built and maintained a palace here, and
the Museo delle Sinopie which features some beautiful works done in the ochre paint. Finally
here you will find, like any good Italian city, piazzas that will dazzle you and winding streets full
of cute shops sure to make your weekend trip amazing. All in all, a weekend break to Pisa is not
just about a tower, it is can be about a whole lot more.
Making your Weekend Trip Worthwhile
The unfortunate truth about weekend breaks is that they are brief and it is easy to fall into a
mode of tourism that completely separates you from the city you are exploring. One way to
combat that feeling is to forgo the hotel and hostel experience you are used to and stay with
a local in Pisa who knows the city and can guide you toward local sites as well as big tourist
ones. While you would never neglect the leaning tower of Pisa, there are many cafes, shops
and tiny churches that would be just as memorable if only you knew where they were. At
Wimdu we want to make connections between locals and people going on weekend trips.
We help each make a profile, so that you can share photos, reviews and make easy booking
arrangements when you are ready. Plus, the final bonus of staying with a local is the rates; they
are significantly cheaper for a weekend break traveller than a hotel would be. What a deal!