Pisa is crossed by the Arno river, one of the most important rivers of Tuscany. Following the path of the river you can see the city from a unique perspective, rich in fascination and charm.
Boat trips on the Arno river last about an hour: it starts from Scalo Roncioni in front of the Prefecture and go up against the river to the Garden Scotto and then go back and make a stop at the Cittadella.
It is a pleasant and educational itinerary because on both banks of the Arno you can admire Renaissance palaces, medieval towers and historic churches.
Along the river, however, are several other ports from which to get up or own the boat.
The main points of interest of the boat trips are the first Cathedral of Pisa, the city hall, the library designed by Michelangelo, the Old Fortress, the complex of San Michele agli Scalzi, the complex of St. Matthew, the oldest Jewish neighborhood, the Ponte di Mezzo, Garibaldi square, the rector of the University and the Royal Palace.
Typically these mini-river cruises are organized regularly in the summer for large groups of up to 25 people but have to book well in advance.
You can choose among several boat trips and so not remain only within the city but also explore the nature trails of the Park of San Rossore then coming up to Bocca d’Arno, the point where the river flows into the Tyrrhenian Sea between.