Lucca in Tuscany, Italy, is a delightful and peaceful place to visit in its own right, and it also serves as a great place to stay when visiting Pisa. Much less touristy than Pisa, it delights with true local restaurants, reasonable lodging and enough things to keep you entertained for several days.
From the Lucca Travel Guide
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We stayed here for three nights in March 2013 and loved it. The apartment has two separate bedrooms and tons of space, especially for the amount that we paid. It's conveniently close to the Lucca train station - just a 10 minute walk. ... more
La Magnolia was a simple, quiet, clean and convenient place to stay- in the center of the old city and walking distance to free parking outside the city walls. No muss; no fuss; no frills. The staff was nice. ... more