Let’s face it, we know why most people visit, but what does Pisa offer that isn’t wonky? To start, the city’s more conventional architecture comes straight out of the Renaissance playbook. Then there’s the focus on education. The University of Pisa is among the best in Italy and fuels the city with forward-thinking youth to counterbalance the Renaissance roots. Finally, runners will be happy to hear that the city is not only beautiful but mercifully flat.

Our running tours in Pisa really turn into an all-round extravaganza. The leaning tower of Pisa is top of the agenda, and it is adjacent to Pisa Cathedral. Next, it’s down to the Renaissance-era Piazza dei Cavalieri which has been a political, military and educational centre of the city throughout its past. Your local guide will fill you in on everything you need to know and answer any questions you may have.

Then it’s time to head off the beaten track and experience Pisa how the locals see it. You’ll get a sense of the city’s past through the city walls, the aqueduct built by the Medici family and Navicelli channel that made Pisa a maritime force to be reckoned with.

Our running tours in Pisa are unique in that you also get to have lunch at a traditional Tuscan restaurant. Italian food’s reputation precedes it, and your guide’s hand-picked vineria in one of Pisa’s most beautiful squares is the best way to experience it.

So forget about taking the same old walking tour and get ready for a full experience of Pisa. Running, eating and learning about the city make our running tours in Pisa hard to beat.