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Traveling to Pisa With Little Ones: Best Tips

Planning A Trip To Pisa With Little Kids?

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Visiting Italy’s most famous landmark with little kids is no Pisa cake! Read my TIPS ON TRAVELING TO PISA WITH LITTLE CHILDREN to make your trip fun for the entire family.

 

Traveling to Pisa
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Before I tell you about my family’s trip to Pisa, let me give you a backstory. We are an expat family from the Philippines. When my second son Lucas was five months old, we moved to Italy. Before leaving our country, we took this photo in one of Manila’s malls. This gave us the motivation to go to the actual Leaning Tower when we get to Italy!

A Fake Leaning Tower of Pisa in Metro Manila, Philippines

Transportation

You can travel to Pisa by car, air or train. Since we were coming from Siena, taking the train is the most convenient mode of transportation.

ADVANTAGES OF TAKING TrenItalia:

  • Comfortable seats
  • Restrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Availability of vending machines
  • Main attractions are near the train station

AN IMPORTANT REMINDER: Machine-validate your tickets prior to boarding the train.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO FLY: Pisa’s airport is Galileo Galilei International Airport.

Things To Bring

light-weight umbrella stroller

stroller organizer

baby carrier

a back-pack type of diaper bag with diapers, wipes, an extra set of clothes, snacks, medicine, and water

an anti-theft purse for your money, credit card, and important documents

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Places To Visit

Keep your itinerary simple. Don’t try to do so many things in one day. For our trip to Pisa, we went to these main attractions:

  1. Keith Haring’s Mural 
  2. The Leaning Tower 
  3. Campo dei Miracoli 

Pisa is a major tourist trap so be aware of your surroundings! For first-timers, you may get too excited to take a tourist shot of the tower. Do not neglect your kids!

  1.  Keith Haring’s Mural:

This wall is the closest to the train station, so we went here first. The theme of the mural is peace and harmony in the world.

2. The Leaning Tower

We followed the signs to get to the Torre di Pisa or the Leaning Tower. If you have little kids with you, try not to get stressed if you cannot get the “perfect shot”. Just enjoy the moment.

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Also, we did not go up the tower anymore. The line was too long and you will have to pay an extra fee.

3. Campo dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles)

In this square, you can already view all the important landmarks in Pisa: the baptistery, the cathedral (which includes the leaning tower or the bell tower), and the camposanto.  It was proclaimed a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. The large garden area is the perfect place for your children to run around and play.

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Going Home

At about 16:00, we hurried back to catch the late afternoon train to Siena. We were still pretty tired after that trip but it was worth it!

Do you often travel with little kids? Share your travel tips in the comments section!

 

 

 

 

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💜 Writes about Lifestyle, Literacy, and Little Kids
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15 Comments

  1. Jesyka says:

    Italy is one of my favorite places to visit! Thanks for this helpful guide, I can’t wait to take my baby boy <3

    1. Thanks for your comment, Jesyka! <3 I'm sure your baby boy will love it!

  2. Great advice, I haven’t been yet but would love to go.

    1. Thanks, Dani! I’m sure you’ll visit soon!

  3. A lot of peoplw think once a person has kids, fun things like traveling have to stop. These are great trips for those of us who continue to travel with kids. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes, Nadia! We can enjoy traveling with our kids. Not easy, but it’s worth it!

  4. Sounds like a fun trip! If only kids knew how awesome they would find these photos later on, they’d be more agreeable at the moment!

    1. Haha, exactly! 😀

  5. Ahh! I’m so jealous! I would LOVE to see this with my kids! My 5 year old would especially love to see it — since he heard of the tower from the Peabody and Sherman movie 😉 LOL

    1. That’s so cute! Thanks for the comment!

  6. Barbara Alfeo says:

    Oh how lucky are your kids to start life with amazing adventures!

    1. Grazie, Barbara!

  7. It is really a great and useful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this useful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  8. We lovely Italy one of our favourite destinations fab photos Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    1. Thank you, Nige! Yes, I will definitely link up next Friday. 🙂 🙂

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