Take an authentic tour of Pisa's buoyant restaurant and bar scene by diving into Pisa's medieval heart on the northern bank of the River Arno. Jostle with Pisan locals at Piazza dei Cavalieri square for a quick-fire breakfast of coffee and pastries filled with jam or custard. At sunset, sip cocktails in Pisa's sophisticated bars on Borgo Stretto before dining on traditional meat and fish dishes, soups and pastas at a restaurant on Pisa's colourful Piazza delle Vettovaglie medieval market square.
Rub shoulders with Pisa's university crowd at Piazza Dante's inexpensive breakfast bars and traditional trattoria restaurants, or over the river at self-serve restaurants on Pisa's Via San Martino. Lunch on seafood at rustic restaurants on Pisa's Piazza delle Vettovaglie square after shopping at the morning fruit and vegetable market. Or try traditional Tuscan dishes at smart restaurants on Pisa's Borgo Stretto and in the maze of streets winding south towards the river from Piazza dei Miracoli.
Head away from Piazza dei Miracoli and its iconic Leaning Tower to find authentic Tuscan restaurants in Pisa. Fill up during the day at snack bars in Pisa's Santa Maria and University quarters. Stay up late at casual haunts south of the River Arno on Via San Martino or join the throngs filling Pisa's riverside pavement cafes on long summer nights.
Dress up and take a leisurely passeggiata stroll with the locals in their glad rags along Pisa's Borgo Stretto, then stop for a pre-dinner cocktail at a stylish Pisa bar. You'll hear plenty of caffeine- and cocktail-infused chatter in the University quarter's buzzing bars surrounding Pisa's Piazza Dante square. And if your bed isn't calling, explore Pisa's late-night bars and wine dens lining the riverside walkways along the River Arno.