Intro

Explore Pisa and Miracle Square by earth and air! See the world famous monuments, including the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery from ground level before ascending the ancient city walls for a bird’s eye view of these world famous buildings and the city that surrounds them. Wine, nibbles and a stroll around a lively neighbourhood are the cherry on the cake of this eye opening walking tour – or should that be candied fruits on our torta co’ bischeri?!

Highlights

  • Take a walk around the ancient city walls of Pisa and see the city, including Miracle Square, from a beautiful new perspective.
  • Visit Miracle Square and learn why and how the Cathedral, Baptistery, Leaning Tower and Monumental Cemetery were built.
  • Explore the historic centre of Pisa with its beautiful churches, palaces and grand squares, including Piazza dei Cavalieri.
  • Enjoy a glass of wine and a generous selection of local nibbles to celebrate the culmination of your Pisa tour.
  • Pick up tips and recommendations from your local guide on where to eat and shop during your stay

Quick tour view (2.5 hours)

  • 1

    Meeting Point

    At the main entrance of Porta Nuova the main gate in Duomo Square

  • 2

    Main itinerary spots

    Visit Miracle Square with its Cathedral, Baptistery and Leaning Tower, stroll along the medieval walls, explore local medieval districts and Cavalieri Square

  • 3

    Culinary journey

    Delicious local Aperitivo with snacks and a glass of wine

  • 4

    Ending Point

    Cavalieri Square

Scheduled details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: at the main entrance of Porta Nuova the main gate in Duomo Square
  • Starting time: 4 PM
  • Ending point: Cavalieri Square
  • How many: Max number: 12 people / min 1 person
  • How much: Adult 57,00 € – child 28,00 €
  • When: Monday- Saturday from 1/3/21 to 31/12/21

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, ticket entrance at Medieval Walls, local snack with a glass of wine.

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for the guide.

Full description

Our tour begins in Miracle Square, where your guide will give you the lowdown on Pisan history. We will take a stroll around the square, stopping to admire and discuss the Cathedral, Baptistery, Monumental Cemetery, and of course, the iconic Leaning Tower. There will be plenty of time to take the perfect Leaning Tower of Pisa souvenir snapshot or ask questions.

We will then climb the ancient walls of the city to view these spectacular monuments as the Gods would have seen them, from above. The 3km walls have undergone an extensive renovation in recent years and re-opened to the public in 2018. We’ll cover the north section before descending back to earth to check out some other historic highlights.

There are more Romanesque (1000-1300 AD ) churches in Pisa than there are in Florence and Siena, an indication of the powerhouse Pisa once was. We’ll stop to admire one or two of our favourites, including the pretty San Francesco church, built in 1233.

Your guide will lead you to Cavalieri Square to admire the spectacular Cavalieri Palace (now part of the city’s sprawling University) and the Palazzo dell’Orologio, which is home to the clock tower where military leader Ugolino della Gherardesca was starved to death in 1288, alongside his family, for allegedly conspiring with the Genoese. The whole grisly episode was chronicled in Dante’s Inferno.

After hearing all about Pisa’s enthralling origin story, it’s time to enjoy a glass of something local and taste some local products. The morning version of this tour includes a food tasting and a glass of wine that reflects local Pisans’ favourite brunch options, while the afternoon version of the tour will focus on that great Italian tradition; the aperitivo (wine or cocktail with appetizers such as sheep’s cheese and locally cured meats). Buon appetito!

Additional information

Dress standard: Please wear casual dress and comfortable shoes for walking. Bring a waterproof jacket or an umbrella in case of rain.

Accessibility: not possible for wheelchair

Physical rating: Low

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 4 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 4 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 4. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

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Lora - July 08 2019:

Marta was friendly and helpful, my train was late and she was helpful. I really enjoy the local places that she showed us

Antony - June 28 2019:

There is more to Pisa than I expected. Pisas history came to live and I did not realise its importance. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is really worth the visit. It is so beautiful architecturally. Thank you for a wonderful insight into Pisa

Joel - September 03 2019:

Fantastic tour! I would definitely recommend this experience to my friends.

Tara - July 25 2019:

Marta was very kind and personable! I learned a lot and she was very helpful.

Tom - September 13 2019:

This was an amazing tour! Marta was very knowledgeable about the history and the architecture of Pisa! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.


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