Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa
Largo B. Pontecorvo, 3 56127 Pisa
Building C - Second Floor


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About Pisa

Pisa overview

Pisa is a charming city in Tuscany, Italy, located on the banks of the Arno River. The city has a rich history that dates back to the Etruscan period and has been a centre of art, culture, and commerce for centuries.

Pisa is best known for its iconic Leaning Tower, but it also boasts a wealth of other notable architectural marvels, such as the Piazza dei Miracoli (also known as the Square of Miracles). This UNESCO World Heritage Site includes the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Baptistery, and the Camposanto Monumentale. The square is a masterpiece of medieval architecture and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Italy.

Pisa tower

Visitors to Pisa can explore the city’s narrow streets, charming piazzas, and vibrant markets, where they can sample local delicacies and indulge in authentic Italian cuisine. The city is also home to many museums and art galleries, such as the Museo di San Matteo, which houses a collection of medieval and Renaissance art, and the Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale, which showcases the history of the city and the region.

Pisa has a strong scientific legacy, and it is the birthplace of Galileo Galilei, the famous scientist who made groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of astronomy, physics, and mathematics. Pisa is also home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, the University of Pisa, which was founded in 1343 and has a long history of excellence in education and research.

Pisa tower

In addition to its cultural and scientific attractions, Pisa is also a gateway to the beautiful region of Tuscany. Visitors can take day trips to nearby cities such as Florence, Lucca, and Siena, which offer stunning architecture, art, and cuisine.

Whether you are a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, a foodie, or a scientist, Pisa has something to offer everyone. It is a city steeped in history, culture, and innovation, and it offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience in the heart of Tuscany.

Local Type Walking distance
Pizzeria Nika Pizzeria 400 m
Ristorante il Colonnino Italian Restaurant 550 m
Quore Ristorante de L'Alba Italian Restaurant 650 m
il Mercante Italian Restaurant 650 m
Osteria di Culegna Traditional Cuisine 700 m
Ristorante Trattoria da Mario Traditional Cuisine 700 m
Al Bagno di Nerone Pizzeria 750 m

Microservices 2023 does not hold an contingent of rooms at a particular hotel. To support you in planning your trip, here are a few accommodation possibilities in the city center. The hotels are in walking distance to the conference venue.

Hotel Walking distance Booking
Hotel Di Stefano *** 500 m Check availability
Hotel Leonardo *** 750 m Check availability
Royal Victoria Hotel *** 900 m Check availability
Grand Hotel Duomo **** 1.1 km Check availability
Hotel Bologna **** 1.4 km Check availability
Hotel Repubblica Marinara **** 1.9 km Check availability

You will often get better rates on, Tripadvisor or similar sites, especially by booking flight and accommodation together.

Permanent residents of the countries of the Schengen area are exempt from a visa to visit Italy. Other countries, such as United States of America or Canada, have bilateral agreements allowing their citizens to visit Italy without visas. Other visitors may require a short-stay visa. For more information, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website or check with a local Italian consulate about visa requirements for your country of residence and/or nationality.