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Pisa Cathedral Guided Tour and Optional Leaning Tower Ticket

1. Pisa Cathedral Guided Tour and Optional Leaning Tower Ticket

Discover the monuments of the Piazza dei Miracoli. Be dazzled by this marvellous square which is dominated by the Cathedral. Enter the Cathedral and see the Pisa Romanesque architecture. Admire the celebrated Leaning Tower, the round-shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades and its Camposanto, originally a cemetery, an extraordinary quadrangular cloister. Your guide will focus on the Leaning Tower, one of the wonders of the world.  After your 1-hour guided tour of the Square, you'll have the opportunity to climb the Leaning Tower. 

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Pisa: 3-Hour Guided Tour of Pisa's Famous Buildings

2. Pisa: 3-Hour Guided Tour of Pisa's Famous Buildings

Marvel at Pisa's most famous monuments on a guided walking tour. Skip the queues and learn the history behind the four great religious buildings: Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistry, the famous Leaning Tower, and the Camposanto Monument. Start your tour in the Square of Miracles and marvel at one of the finest architectural centers in the world. Step into the cathedral and admire the magnificent marble mosaics and pointed arches towering above you, while your guide highlights the Tuscan artistry and strong Byzantine influence. Explore the largest baptistery ever built in Italy with its enigmatic style. Hear its acoustics led by the duty officer every 30 minutes, making the baptistery a monumental musical instrument. Then, visit the incredible Leaning Tower of Pisa and hear the fascinating story behind the famous name. Climb up 251 steps and explore this medieval bell tower.

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From Florence: Pisa Half-Day Trip with Cathedral Entry

3. From Florence: Pisa Half-Day Trip with Cathedral Entry

Discover the beauty of historic Pisa, one of the world's main centers of medieval art. Departing from Florence, travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach, escorted by a knowledgeable guide. Take in the captivating Piazza dei Miracoli, your first stop on your guided tour of Pisa. The square is surrounded by ornate medieval buildings, and lined with charming pavement cafés, where locals and visitors soak up the atmosphere. Listen to your guide as they bring this delightful city to life with insightful commentary. Admire the exterior of the Baptistery and several other elegant monuments. Your guide will also show you around the imposing cathedral and tell you about the many priceless art treasures displayed within. At the end of the guided tour enjoy free time to take photos and explore at your own pace.

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Pisa: 2-Hour Walking Tour

4. Pisa: 2-Hour Walking Tour

This walking tour will introduce you to the city of Pisa – right up to and beyond the iconic Leaning Tower. Explore this unpretentious university city and learn more about its history and monuments. Get to know more about everyday life in the small and lively Medieval Tuscan town. See the city from a different angle, discover hidden lanes and take photos from unusual places. The tour starts at the fountain in front of Pisa Central train station. After a general introduction about the history of the complex, you will continue on your way and learn more about the four districts of Pisa. Marvel at Keith Haring's largest mural and stroll around the busy Corso Italia. Walk along the river Arno and enjoy great views from the riverbank. Then, explore the beautiful districts of San Antonio and San Martino and get to know their highlights. Discover the very heart of Pisa as you walk along Borgo Stretto and visit the districts of San Francesco and Santa Mari. Stop at the magnificent Piazza die Cavalieri, redesigned at the end of the sixteenth century by Florentine architects. Round off the day with a visit to Pisa Cathedral and the Leaning Tower.

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Pisa Cathedral Guided Tour & Wine Tasting + Leaning Tower

5. Pisa Cathedral Guided Tour & Wine Tasting + Leaning Tower

Your informative guide will take you to the Piazza dei Miracoli, discovering its monuments which are known as “miracles” because of their incredible beauty and uniqueness. Be dazzled by this marvelous square which is dominated by the Cathedral where you will visit the interior, which is typical of the distinctive Pisa Romanesque architecture. Admire the celebrated Leaning Tower, the round-shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades and its “Camposanto”, originally a cemetery, an extraordinary quadrangular cloister. The commentary of your guide will be particularly focused on the Leaning Tower, one of the wonders of the world. Be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower which stirs the imagination of all visitors. After about 1 hour of guided tour in the Square, you will have a wine tasting near the Leaning Tower, where a local expert will explain everything about the local wines. With this tour you'll have the opportunity to climb the Leaning Tower as well, if option selected. Remember that all tourists have to go to the proper left-luggage office to hand in bags/luggage before starting the visit. Kids under 8 are not allowed inside the tower.

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From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Tour

6. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Tour

Depart from Rome and head out into the rolling Tuscan countryside on your full-day sightseeing adventure. During the journey, learn about this stunning region and its impressive history, which was of great importance to the creation of the Italian language. Arrive in Florence, a stunning city bursting with Renaissance architecture, history, art, philosophy, and science in every corner. Enjoy a guided tour of the city and visit all the most important landmarks, including the Piazza del Duomo, Mercato Nuovo, Vecchio Bridge, and more. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Don’t forget to stop at a local café to sample some delicious Tuscan delicacies and desserts. Upgrade your experience and receive tickets to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo's David. Hop back onboard the bus and continue the tour to Pisa. Upon arrival, visit the UNESCO listed Piazza dei Miracoli where the Pisan Romanesque style cathedral is located. In the same square, find the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa and stop to take some photos for your vacation album. Spend some more free time exploring the city before hopping back on the bus where you can soak up stunning countryside views on the return to Rome.

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Pisa: Sightseeing Walking Tour

7. Pisa: Sightseeing Walking Tour

Kick off the tour in Piazza dei Miracoli, a charming square where you will meet your guide. Take in the remarkable views of the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the monumental cemetery, and the famous Leaning Tower. Then, continue the tour by discovering the impressive architecture of the city which comes from the Florentine Romanesque period. Pass by the Baptistery of St. John which combines Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. Next, proceed to the relaxing Botanical Gardens which conserve medicinal herbs, exotic, and aquatic plants - some species of which no longer exist anywhere else in the world. After that, head over to Piazza dei Cavalieri and Palazzo della Carovana. Take time to observe the Palazzo dell' Orologio on the opposite side and Piazza Delle Vettovaglie, where the Borgo Stretto is present and made up of very busy shopping streets. Take advantage of many opportunities here to grab a bite to eat and have a drink during a quick break. Finally, continue to the Arno, proceeding en route to the Blue Palace, the building that belonged to the first Doge of Pisa. Conclude the tour here, filled with wonderful memories and a strong sense of what makes Pisa such a beautiful and unique city.

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Pisa: Half-Day Private Discovery Tour

8. Pisa: Half-Day Private Discovery Tour

Stroll around Miracle Square and admire the unthinkable beauty of the baptistery, duomo, the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa, and more, all on this private tour of Pisa. Optionally, climb to the top of the Leaning Tower. Get picked up in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan and enjoy a relaxing ride on the highway along the Apuan Alps from where the famous Carrara marble is found. Reach Pisa in an hour and meet your local guide to start your discovery of Pisa from its very heart, Miracle Square. Surrounded by the oldest walls of Italy, the entire square was shaped mathematically to represent the constellation of Capricorn. Visit the duomo, cemetery, baptistery, Leaning Tower, and more. Choose the option to add on a climb on the Leaning Tower of Pisa to enrich your visit. As you explore, hear captivating stories about Pisa, including its time as a maritime republic that dominated the entire Mediterranean Sea during the 12th to 14th centuries. Visit Knights’ Square and the Church of Santo Stefano. Then, walk through the lungarno, streets of the city that pass beside Arno River. Enjoy beautiful views from Ponte di Mezzo, located in the very center of Pisa. Cross the river and experience the southern side of the historical center, which still conserves its typical neighborhoods with genuine food and artisanal shops. Finish off your experience by immersing yourself in the area’s authentic character and flavors.

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Pisa Food Tour

9. Pisa Food Tour

Along with the locals, who live the city every day; you will go to the city's most popular and historic places and you will try the real "pisano" taste and flavors: starting from the typical rural Tuscan salamis and cheeses, to the traditional focaccia "cecina" (from Italian “ceci”: chickpeas), to conclude with an ice cream in one of the best ice-cream stores in the city. Within this food tour, you will have the opportunity to try the following specialties (according to the availability of raw ingredients, season and the chef’s choices): Cold meats from Tuscany : the famous tuscan cured meats along with a glass of fine red wine in the framework of one of the oldest wine bars of the city; Tuscan Soup: one of the most famous dishes of the pisan farmers' tradition: homemade bread, savoy cabbage, pork, onions, potatoes and beans. Try it in one of the oldest city restaurants! Ribollita: another dish from the farmers’ tradition, wisely prepared in the same way for generations, in one of the most typical and lively trattoria in Pisa. Pisan breed stew: rich and traditional Pisan dish, to taste in one of the best local taverns! You will not be able to taste it anywhere else! Uccelletto style beans with sausage: intense and traditional tuscan dish prepared with cannellini beans, tomato sauce, sage and black pepper and served with the delicious tuscan sausage. Cecìna: very flat focaccia, obtained by mixing chickpea flour with water, salt and olive oil. Soft inside and crisp on the outside; a real must for every visit to Pisa! Gelato “Gourmet”: an ice cream made up of rare and uncommon tastes as a the result of careful research with local, fresh products.

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Pisa: 1.5-Hour Small Group Leaning Tower Tour with Tickets

10. Pisa: 1.5-Hour Small Group Leaning Tower Tour with Tickets

Visit of one of the most famous squares in the world: Piazza dei Miracoli. It will be a pleasure to let you discover why, in a minor city such as Pisa, you will find one of the finest squares in the world. This guided tour will let you discover all the monuments in the Square of Miracles, the city's amazing religious core, where the Leaning Tower, cathedral, Baptistery and Camposanto complete an unrivaled quarter of medieval masterpieces.  After your 1-hour guided tour of the square, you'll have the opportunity to climb the Leaning Tower. Remember that all tourists have to go to the proper left-luggage office to hand in bags/ luggage before starting the visit. Kids under 8 are not allowed inside the tower. With your ticket, you will have the opportunity to get inside the wonderful cathedral, the largest one in the world during the Middle Ages. To get inside the huge Baptistery, still the largest one in the world, or the Monumental Cemetery, you will need to buy another ticket at the box office (reservation is not necessary).

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What people are saying about Pisa

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based on 1,858 reviews

We were picked up by a very nice car with a dressed up driver. Felt very fancy. We ended up being the only ones on the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. She helped us get great photos. They did run a little late picking us up but everything else was great.

Carolina guided us around the Square of Miracles in Piza in the weekend two weeks ago. What a passionate guide! She is very knowledgeable and also very nice. We got to know so much and all this was delivered in an interesting way!

Alessia is very knowledgeable and provided a great tour, highly recommended. The wine tasting to end the tour is great, delicious selection of aperitifs paired with great wines!

We enjoyed the tour! Andrea was really good and very knowledgeable! She made our tour really fun yet informative. Kudos!

It was very nice tour. The tour guide was just great.