The coastal city of Pisa was founded on the banks of the River Arno in Italy's central Tuscany region. Pisa was founded in 5th century BC, and the compact city is famous for being the birthplace of celebrated Italian astronomer and philosopher, Galileo Galilei, its historic architecture, and its cuisine. Hire a car from Galileo Airport Pisa, and visit the city's landmarks. Stop off in the city's historical quarter of Tramontana, and pay a visit to the Piazza dei Miracoli. This walled cathedral square is home to four momentous religious buildings, including Pisa most iconic structure, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.