Better yet, it takes you along a lovely pedestrian promenade, Corso Italia. This famous "walking street" (as the locals call it) is dotted with street artists.
Although it enjoys nowhere near as much of the limelight as the cathedrals of St. Mark’s and St. Peter’s, Pisa’s Cathedral is a stunning sight with a rich history. Upon its completion in 1092 it was the largest Cathedral in Europe. In fact, it served as a model for many of Tuscany’s subsequent Romanesque churches. Its facade is a thing of tiered beauty. Moreover, the Cathedral’s elliptical dome, added in 1380, was the first of its kind in Europe. So, grab yourself some Pisa Cathedral tickets for a look inside the structures cavernous nave. After all, when it comes to Pisa Cathedral, the entrance fee is fairly affordable. Inside, you will find Giovanni Pisano’s 14th-century, Carrara marble pulpit. Though, that's not all. There are also paintings depicting stories from the Old Testament and life of Christ. All that featured under a wooden ceiling decorated with 24-carat gold leaf.
For those who haven’t had their fill of churches or perhaps those wanting to avoid the crowds of Piazza dei Miracoli, another great Pisa tourist attraction well worth a visit is the church of Santa Maria della Spina. This beautiful, little Gothic style church with its extravagant pediments sits on the banks of the river Arno. It came into existence for no other reason than to house a reliquary of a thorn from Christ’s crown.
Don’t worry, Pisa attractions do extend beyond cathedrals and churches. Come out of the Santa Maria della Spina and make your way to the Borgo Stretto. Here, you can while away the afternoon stopping off at the many cafes and high-end retail shops in style. Why? All of them are housed under the elegant arches of some of Pisa’s most beautiful architecture. At the bottom of the Borgo Stretto is the Knights Square the centerpiece of which is the Palazzo dei Cavalieri, a stunning 16th-century palace that used to be the headquarters for the Knights of St. Stephen.