European Vacation – September 15/16/17 and 18/19 – Pisa, Italy (Part 4) – on the Streets

The origin of the name, Pisa is unknown, but the Pelasgi, Greeks, Etruscans and Ligurians have all been proposed as founders. Archaeological remains from the 5th century BC confirm the existence of a city at the sea and the presence of an Etruscan necropolis confirms it has Etruscan origins.

Originally founded on the shore, the sediments from the rivers Arno and Serchio built the land up and the shore moved West. Today, Pisa is about 9.7 km from the shore.

Pisa’s population as of January 2015 was 91,104, with a population of around 200,000 in the metropolitan area.


We had never been to Pisa before and enjoyed walking through its streets and neighbourhoods.

Laundry Day

Market Day. This little market was just steps away from our apartment.

Architectural details, narrow lanes and sculpture art abound

City greenery

Shops and shopping

Evening in the streets

All in all, an interesting city to wander around in.

6 thoughts on “European Vacation – September 15/16/17 and 18/19 – Pisa, Italy (Part 4) – on the Streets

    1. A kinder, gentler way of life that has been going on for centuries. We found the day to day chores and comings and goings fascinating. The weather certainly made all this even better. Thanks for reading and commenting Bernie. Allan


    1. Thank you. As to the town and iconic shot, we like to experience a place both off and on the beaten path. Sometimes, the best travel experiences are the ones you do not expect or plan for. Thanks for reading. Allan

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