Riches Project First International Conference

Pisa, 4 December (3 pm - 7 pm) - 5 December (9 am - 5:30 pm) 2014

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 612789.

About Pisa
Photo Rudy Pessina

About Pisa

The city

Pisa is a city of the Tuscany region, Central Italy, located on the right bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa and has over 88,627 residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area). It was one of the four Italian maritime republics.

Pisa’s Ancient Maritime Republic has a great deal to offer besides the renowned Leaning Tower and is well worth a few days stay, just enough time to take in all of its gems. The city grew and developed in and around the inlets of the Arno, which lend the view of the Lungarni and the majestic grand ducal buildings, Romanesque and Gothic style churches and the overlooking Medieval and Renaissance fortifications. The allure of the Lungarni has featured in works by such authors as Byron, Shelley, Montesquieu, Leopardi, Carducci, D’Annunzio and Foscolo.

For more information about Pisa and its artistic heritage we invite you to visit this link

City sightseeing tours and maps 


For accommodation recommendations please visit the Official Tourism portal of the Province of Pisa’s dedicated page


Pisa is located in the Tuscany region, in central Italy. You can get here by airplane, train or car. Here are some hints:

Arrival by aeroplane Pisa International Airport
Arrival by train Pisa Centrale Station
Arrival by car Pisa is directly connected with the motorways A12 (Genoa-Livorno, exit Pisa Centro), A11 (Florence-Pisa, exit Pisa Nord) and with the highway FI-PI-LI (exit Pisa Nord-Est)


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