Virtual tour of the apartment
Forgetting any other home but this.
(William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)
Behind the Tower is made up of three rooms: a kitchen with sitting area, a large bedroom and a bathroom.
It has central heating for the winter months and fans for the summer months.
It can comfortably accommodate 4 people.
The kitchen is fully equipped to allow our guests to prepare excellent meals with the fresh ingredients bought at the supermarket just around the corner or at the vegetable market in the medieval heart of Pisa.
The kitchen contains a gas stove with an electric oven, refrigerator with freezer compartment, toaster, electric kettle, filter coffee maker, microwave and washing machine.
The table can accommodate up to 4 people. Cutlery, crockery, pots and pans as well as kitchen towels are provided.
Guests of Behind the Tower will also find "the basics for cooking": salt, sugar, some spices, coffee, tea and olive oil and vinegar are at their disposal in the cupboards.
The kitchen has a sitting area where the guests can relax while reading a book or drinking a good glass of wine.
The sofa is a comfortable double sofabed.
The bedroom is a double bedroom. A baby cot and a high-chair are available upon request.
Please note that the bedroom cannot be arranged as a twin bedroom. Guests need to share the double bed. If two guests wish to sleep in separate rooms (one in the bedroom and one in the kitchen, this must be stated at the time of reservation. It will not be possible upon arrival to organize the rooms differently if not arranged in advance. A small surcharge applies for groups of 2 guests who want to use both rooms. See prices and terms and conditions for details.
The bedroom has a large wardrobe, shelves and a chest of drawers to allow guests to comfortably organize their luggage.
In the bedroom there is also a desk with a table lamp, which can be useful for exchange students or visiting scholars to the University of Pisa or to the University Hospital Santa Chiara.
Bed linen is provided and changed on a weekly basis. In the bedroom, our guests will also find an alarm clock and a cd player.
The bedroom window looks over the main street leading to the Field of Miracle and the top of the Leaning Tower and of the Baptistery are visible behind the ancient city walls.
The bathroom is brand new and has cabinet shower, bidet, WC and sink. Hot water is available throughout the house. Hairdryer and towels are provided.
Behind the Tower also a has a small balcony in the kitchen with a clothesline and a closet for cleaning supplies, iron and ironing board. The balcony overlooks a private courtyard and it is very quiet.
We provide informational material and a map, which can be found in the sitting area. The tourist information office is, however, very close, and there you will be given all necessary information.
Behind the Tower is only few metres away from the nearest bus stop which connects the major tourist sites to the central train station and the airport. It is therefore very conveniently located to visit Pisa and many other famous cities in Tuscany.
For its central location, close to all major attractions and to the University area, the apartment is surrounded by many different types of shops (food stores, wine shops, clothes shops, newsagents, tobacconists, etc.) and it is conveniently located to reach the location of the city outdoor market (open on Wednesday and Saturday). Moreover, in the area there are many restaurants and bars and all necessary services (banks and bank machine, emergency room, pharmacy, parking lots, internet points, telephone booths, etc.). We will be happy to provide you with all the necessary information relative to the services available nearby, as well as with a list of recommended restaurants and attractions.
The Pisa city centre is quite small and it can be easily explored walking or biking. It is possible to rent a bike close-by. Guests can keep their rental bike indoors in the private staircase at street level.
Behind the Tower is an excellent base both to explore the city and to explore the surrounding area and the other major centres in Tuscany, such as Florence, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Volterra and Siena.