Only 40 km from Marina di Massa, the city of Pisa with its famous leaning tower, is an ideal destination for a day trip from one of the many resorts in Versilia and Apuan coast. Pisa is easily accessible by car or in 30 minutes by train from Massa Centro train station with a convenient trains running along the Tuscan coast.
Pisa Centrale train station allows you to easily walk to the city center and to the famous Piazza dei Miracoli (Piazza del Duomo) which houses the even more famous Tower.
Pisa, as well as being a must for tourists from around the world, is also a thriving university town, very lively and animated by students and locals that make it extremely livable destination throughout the year. Fulcrum of the meetings and nightlife are the banks of the Arno River, "i Lunganri",where in the evenings is animated by the lights of the bars and restaurants making is an fascinating spot for a classy dining or a cocktail.
City of immense culture, Pisa has many places of interest; in addition to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta which is located right in the center of Piazza del Duomo in the city you can find palaces of great historical value such as the Royal Palace, now home of the Superintendent, the Praetorian Palace with its old clock tower and Palazzo Toscanelli whose expansion project was designed by the great Michelangelo and now houses the Archive of State in Lungarno Mediceo.
Of particular interest for art lovers is Palazzo Blu; located directly on the river bank, it annually hosts major exhibitions of immortal artists such as Andy Warhol, Kandinsky, Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Toulouse-Lautrec and Modigliani, as well as works and exhibitions by important contemporary artists.