Leaving Pisa towards the seaboard, you cross the nice road flanked by trees (dedicated to the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio) along the left bank of the river. After only 12km you get to the mouth of the Arno, that the locals call “Bocca d’Arno”. Welcome to Marina di Pisa. From here, you can enjoy a wonderful landscape with a skyline covering the Apuan Alps in the background, the Pisan Mount and the mediterranean bush of San Rossore Park. Particularly interesting the big fishing nets (called “retoni”) likewise wooden stilts (palafitte) rising in the middle of the sea, crossed by salt and fresh water.
Near the river mouth, a marina has been built with over 300 berths, well equipped for yachting and sea excursions. For families with teenagers and children, the safe experience of an adventure park close to the sea and immersed in the green of the pinewood.
Marina di Pisa is a seaside resort developed in the second half of the 19th century from a small fishermen village. It boasts many buildings and villas in Liberty style , as a witness of the past glorious days when important personalities came here to spend their holidays, such as the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio and the actress Eleonora Duse.
Nowadays, Marina di Pisa shows an urbanistic plan with large squares facing on the seafront, ideal for walking or biking all the year round. The seaboard has small beaches with sand or small stones, surrounded by rocks barriers protecting them from sea storms.
Proceeding towards Tirrenia, the beach area widens, offering many beach resorts (called “bagni”) well equipped and serving fish menu.