The Tuscan capital is an excellent place to live and invest in the real estate market. But what are the best neighborhoods to live in Pisa?
If you are about to rent or buy an apartment in the Tuscan city, you are surely wondering which are the best neighborhoods to live in Pisa. For obvious reasons, the answer cannot be unambiguous. Each neighborhood boasts its strengths and weaknesses: knowing the characteristics of the various areas of Pisa means choosing with more awareness, meeting your needs and satisfying your tastes. Pisa, as well as being a provincial capital rich in history and artistic testimonies , is also home to the university, which makes it very attractive for those who want to invest in properties to be allocated to off-site students. But if you just want to find the house of your dreams, know that Pisa ranks 6th in the quality of life ranking, compiled by the newspaper Avvenire, in collaboration with the departments of various universities. Therefore, established that going to live in Pisa it's a great idea, let's see which are the best neighborhoods to look for your home
The districts of Pisa
The division of the districts in Pisa takes place mainly as a function of the Arno river, which separates the North from the South area. The city is pleasantly livable and, like all the capitals, offers a diversified real estate landscape, with the most expensive houses concentrated in the center historic city. Despite this, the center, however, ensures a whole series of advantages and, as mentioned above, everything depends on your needs. To give you a clearer idea of where to look for a house, here is a brief overview of the best neighborhoods in Pisa.
San Francesco (Center North)
Although it developed outside the city walls, the San Francesco district is in all respects part of the historic center of Pisa. It is located a stone's throw from all the most important tourist sites in the city and is full of clubs, pubs and restaurants. In fact, it can be said that this is the nerve center of Pisan tourism and nightlife, which is why house prices are significantly higher than elsewhere.
Santa Maria (Center North)
This is the district where all the monuments of the city are located and the most valuable artistic testimonies: the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and Piazza dei Miracoli are just some of the places most visited by the numerous tourists who flock every year Pisa. Here are also the headquarters of the main faculties of the University and the university canteen, as well as all the services dedicated to the student body, such as copy shops, bookshops and, of course, bars, pizzerias and night clubs. The properties are even more expensive than those in the adjacent San Francesco neighborhood and it is an excellent neighborhood to live in Pisa.
Porta Lucca (North)
Living in Pisa in this neighborhood means privileging comfort and elegance. Porta Lucca, in fact, is a real residential district, which combines the considerable concentration of services, with the proximity to the historic city center. Here you can find excellent properties, alternating with terraced houses, built in the elegant Viareggio style. In Porta Lucca there are numerous sports centers, as well as the Pisa Stadium and the University Sports Center. As for prices, know that the value per square meter varies significantly depending on the type of accommodation taken into consideration, with the Viareggio-style villas.
Porta a Piagge (North)
If you are a nature lover, this is your neighborhood. Nestled on the banks of the Arno and completely surrounded by greenery, it is one of the most peaceful neighborhoods in Pisa. In addition to the Faculty of Economics and Veterinary, here you will also find the Palazzo dei Congressi and the Fire Brigade station. All at extremely competitive prices, compared to those of other neighborhoods.
This is a peripheral area, and although it can be reached by public transport, it is quite far from the center. For this reason, however, it is the ideal area if you are looking for properties at very competitive prices.
This district of Pisa has experienced a great development in recent years, which has re-evaluated the properties, making their value grow. Here too we find many sports facilities, including the Palazzetto dello Sport and the Municipal Swimming Pool, which takes its name from the neighborhood. In the direction of the sea stands the San Rossore Park, home of the city Hippodrome and a destination for summer tourism.
Sant’Antonio (Central South)
The majestic buildings overlooking the Lungarno are the symbol of this district of Pisa. Located south of the river, Sant’Antonio boasts excellent connections to the city center, making it the ideal neighborhood if you are looking for accommodation outside the center, but which does not force you to travel boring and long.
San Martino (South)
Known as the shopping area, residential solutions are not easy to find here. San Martino blends the most authentic characters of Pisa, with the typical liveliness of an area populated by young Pisans and off-site students. The advantage of this district of Pisa lies in the efficiency of its connections with the center, thanks to the large number of public transportation from which it is served.
Living in Pisa is simple and pleasant, provided you find the right neighborhood in which to do it. Carefully assessing your needs and carefully choosing the property that supports them, can be a complex operation. For this reason, always rely on a competent real estate agent, who will be able to direct and advise you adequately.