Holiday homes in Pisa

Landscape and villas in Tuscany I NOVASOL homes in Pisa

In terms of scenery, Pisa and its surroundings offer a vast natural heritage which goes from the mountains and hills of the inland to the coast. An opportunity to learn about the area is definitely by visiting the Regional Natural Park of Migliarino, San Rossore Massaciuccoli, which extends along the coast. Towards the inland, you can find the Pisan Hills and the Wine Road, which are both typical landscapes of the Mediterranean. The hills are organised by a sequence of vines rows, olive trees as well as colours and scents.

The coast near Pisa offers a crystal clear sea. Visit the seaside resorts of Marina di Pisa, Tirrenia and Marina di Vecchiano and relax on the beaches of the stunning shore. When you book Pisan self-catering apartments in Italy or a holiday home in Tirrenia through NOVASOL, you can truly enjoy a fantastic holiday in this region – from the mountains down to the sea.

The leisure activities

On your self-catering Tuscany holiday, you can enjoy a variety of cultural, sporty and relaxing activities in Pisa throughout the year. This area is rich in archaeological and archaeo-industrial sites. You can visit sites such as the impressive Camporciano, which is very old. You can also admire the fantastic landscapes from a bicycle or take in the panoramic view from your car. If you wish to have a more relaxing stay, you can relax at your villas in Italy or in spa resorts, as the region of Pisa is full of water springs with healing properties. Also deserving of mention is the Casciana Terme, San Giuliano Terme and Uliveto spa. For the sporty people we suggest golf and horseback riding in the Pisa surroundings. For the wine lovers, we recommend you explore the tradition of winemaking. We recommend the Wine Road Etruscan Coast and Pisan Hills Wine Route. Book a holiday home in Montescudaio, a holiday home in Rosignano Maritime, or a self-catering apartment in Montecatini for visiting the wine routes.

The cities

A visit to Pisa city from your holiday homes in Italy is a must. It is not only famous for the Leaning Tower, but also for the wonderful Square of Miracles where you will find the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery and also the leaning Tower of Pisa, which create a setting of rare beauty. We also recommend that you experience the Lungarni and buildings dating from the Grand Duchy.

Another city of astounding beauty is Volterra that includes the Etruscan, Roman, medieval and Renaissance styles. Definitely visit the Acropolis and Necropolis, the remains of the theater; the medieval village around the Piazza dei Priori and many fascinating historical buildings.

The city of San Miniato, along the Via Francigena, is a village located in a strategic position coveted by emperors of different periods. You will visit the imposing Cathedral of San Miniato, the Federiciana Fortress and the prestigious buildings.

Finally, noteworthy are the borghi (villages): the village of Vicopisano, Cascina and the Borgo of Filettole. Book a self-catering Tuscany holiday in Volterra or the surroundings, a holiday home in Filettole, a holiday apartment in Pisa, or a self-catering apartment in San Miniato and spend your holiday in total freedom.

Local food and wine

The wine, olive oil, truffles and other typical local produce and traditional dishes will captivate you. Among the typical products there are courgettes mora and artichokes from San Miniato, the cherries of Lari, and pine nuts from the forests of San Rossore Migliario. The Pisan cuisine offers plenty flavors and sometimes it is quite spicy too.

Typical dishes are Cecina (chickpea cake), Panzanella (a cold dish with bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion), Riboliita (soup of boiled vegetables and bread), the Pisan soup, and the famous Torta cò bischeri(chocolate cake with pine nuts and candied fruit) and cantuccini (biscuits).

Local wines include Montescudaio DOC, DOCG Chianti of the Pisan Hills and White Pisano San Torpè DOC. Another benefit of holiday homes and apartments in Italy is being able to prepare some of these typical meals yourself and relaxing on the balcony with a glass of hand-selected wine in the company of friends and family.