The Pisa You Don’t Know

Everyone knows Pisa for its Leaning Tower, but there’s much, much more to this wonderful town that shouldn’t be overshadowed by the tower. Learn how Pisa was settled in ancient times, how it became a major maritime force in the Middle Ages, and how it persevered through the difficult times that came afterwards. Don’t be afraid of exploring off the beaten path—you’ll find that the museums, shopping arcades, and lively main square will richly reward you. So, too, will the history of the town’s university, which boasts famous alumni like Galileo. Listen, and discover what makes this contemplative, charming intellectual center so special.