Essential Pisa Information
Things to do
Pisa Area Pisa is a province of Tuscany, a region situated in the north of Italy, and is best known for its leaning tower. However, the Pisa area is full of delightful towns and countryside and has much to offer any visitor. Here are some tips to help you make the most of this charming region of Italy.Read more
SHOPPING Coop In a very central location, only 4 km from Piazza dei Miracoli, well-stocked and even has a laundy service inside. Opening times: Monday-Saturday: 8.00-20.00 Address: via P. Pardi, 4, PISA Web: http://www.coopfirenze.it/punti-vendita/pisa-san-giusto Pam This is a big supermarket with a large parking area, it's slightly more expensive than the coop but sometimes has a better choice of products. Opening times: Monday-Saturday: 7.30-20.30, Sanday: 9-19.30 Address: Via De' Ruggiero Web: https://plus.google.com/103623810440976719927/about?hl=it&gl=it Small grocery shops There are many little corner grocery shops to choose from in Pisa. La Bottega del parco This little grocery shop is a must after a walk in the San Rossore park. It offers great sandwiches and platters with hams and cheeses which are fantastic to eat at the tables available outside. There is also a lovely range of goodies to take away for a quieter dinner in your villa. Opening times: Monday-Sunday: 9.00-20.00 Address: Via delle Cascine Vecchie, 11, Pisa Enoteca with restaurant Il Colonnino Lovely rustic decor and a calm, welcoming atmosphere. The local pasta dishes are rich and tasty. Portion sizes are reasonable. Highly recommended, it's rare to find such a gem in a touristy town. Closed on Wednesdays Address: Via S. Andrea 37/41, Pisa Café/Pastry shop Salza If you like cake and chocolate this is the place you want to stop in while visiting Pisa. Not to be missed is the Almond-Fig and Sicilian pistacchio ice-cream. Address: Borgo Stretto 46, Pisa Web: www.salza.it Bar Millibar Wine and Cocktail Bar sublime atmosphere and good prices. There are excellent cocktails. Great place to have a pre-dinner drink with a plenty of snacks! Address: Via Palestro, 39 Café La Borsa La Borsa is a bar and gelateria (ice-cream parlour) in a very central position near the San Rossore park. It is an ideal place for a quick lunch. Address: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 1 Web: www.laborsa.it Butcher Macelleria Riccardo High quality meat, sausages from Pisa and local hams. The place is run with a great passion, keeping the old traditions alive within a modern environment. Address: Via Tosco-Romagnola, Pisa Bakery Panificio Fratelli Borelli This bakery means: kindness, friendliness, quality and experience. These brothers have been running this bakery with dedication for years. Their bread, pizza and focaccia are served in many bars and restaurants in Pisa. Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 81, Pisa Banks There are many banks and ATMs in Pisa. These are a few: Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena Opening times: 8:15-13:15 and 14.15-15.45 Monday to Friday Address: via Filippo Corridoni, 124, Pisa Deutsche Bank Opening times: 8.20-13.20 and 14.45-15.45 Monday to Friday Address: Viale Francesco Bonaini, 115, Pisa Banca CR Firenze Opening times: 8.10-20.00 Monday to Friday and 9.00-13.00 on Saturday Address: Corso Italia, 131, Pisa Pharmacy There are many pharmacies around Pisa. Here are three: Farmacia Bottari Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9.00-20.00 Address: Borgo Stretto,31 Farmacia Comunale Opening times: 24 hrs Address: Via Niccolini, 6 (near the Santa Chiara hospital) Farmacia Petri Opening times: Monday-Friday 8.30-13.30 and 15.30-19.30, Saturday 9.00-13.00 Address: Corso Italia, 1 Other shops Sandwich bar Il Crudo, panineria Good selection of sandwiches, cured meats and cheeses. Fresh food with plenty of choice and friendly staff. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Excellent value for money as well! Address: Piazza Cairoli 7 Lush Fresh handmade cosmetics Opening times: Monday-Friday 9.30-20.00, Saturday 10-20.30, Sunday 10-20.00 Address: Corso Italia, 3Read more
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