A renowned tourist resort at the mouth of the Arno River
Known until the last century as Boccadarno because of its location at the mouth of the Arno River, Marina di Pisa has been a popular seaside resort since the 19th century. It is accessible by following Viale D’Annunzio from Pisa towards the coast. Nestled between the long, curved sandy shore of the San Rossore Estate and the profile of the Apuan Alps, it features many Art Nouveau buildings, in an urban landscape characterised by large squares. These include Villa Bondi, in Piazza Baleari, Villa Galli Dunn, in the style of Louis XIV, the neo-Gothic Villa Albites, and Palazzo Carovigno, in Piazza Gorgona.
It boasts both sand and pebble beaches. The tourist harbour, with 344 mooring places for boats, was recently built. In summer, the town comes alive with trendy clubs and discos. Meanwhile, for hiking or horse riding, we recommend exploring the pine forest, where poet Gabriele D’Annunzio composed La pioggia nel pineto.
In summer, the “Marenia” event is held, extending to nearby Tirrenia, featuring shows and markets. On the last Saturday of June, Marina di Pisa participates in the Gioco del Ponte historical re-enactment, together with the district of Tirrenia and the village of Calambrone. The historic Marina di Pisa summer carnival is held from late July to early August, with its traditional parade of floats with allegorical figures.