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Borgo Stretto

Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #31 of 53 Attractions in Pisa
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Spend some time, and money, at Pisa's arcaded shopping street.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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97 reviews 97 reviews
92 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

After visiting the Leaning Tower and taking the obligatory photos trying to push it back up - this street is a wonderful place to spend some time. Cafes and Pizzerias offer a quick, cheap lunch and there is a nice range of shops to browse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you want to walk to the tower in the cool shadows of attractive buildings, go down this street. Despite some earlier reviews there are more eating possibilities than gelateria. The shops are good too. It's a perfect way to go to the leaning tower.

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New york/California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great place to walk and shop. Most of the restaurants are Gelataria's and don't have a great menu, but the area is great.

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New Delhi, India
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48 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had 6 hours in Pisa and needed something to see after completing our tour of Miracle Square. At Borgo Stretto you can kill some time trying out gelatos, having a lunch and just shopping some designer and local brands. It had a most wonderful book store, stretching all the way out to their backyard. The street was full of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Happy to buy a coffee each but wouldn't eat there as lots more expensive than other places around Piazza Cavalieri. Excellent kitchenware shop, kitchenalia eg Alessi at good prices.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We passed through here after dark on our way back from a meal, and don't recommend it. The street is poorly lit and feels quite threatening with people hanging around in the shadows. We strayed into a nearby square thinking it sounded lively, but there were hundreds of dropouts hanging around, so we made a hasty exit. I'm sure the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

It is okay... I think the best shops can be found while walking the small city of Pisa. This street has shops with over priced stuff that can be easily found in some outlet in the USA.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

shops a little more expensive but there are some lovely cafés and ice cream places. nice walk down and loads of locals. don't miss the market off the sideroad to the left.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Some lovely shops and cafes down this road. Walk along the colonaded pavements and take in some of the gorgeous architecture. A great place to sit and watch the world go by over an espresso.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

There are several shops here but mainly their prices are out of most normal peoples league with handbags at 1000 euros and jackets at multiple 100s some shops.Variety of goods are limited and there are more places to eat than shop in this area.If you want shops walk over the ponte di mezzo bridge onto the Corso Italia

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