Tours / Classic Walking tour of Pisa

Welcome to Pisa city center for a 2 hour walking tour. We will start with  “Piazza dei Miracoli” - The Square of Wonders!

It brings together many buildings registered in the Unesco heritage registers since 1987, such as the cathedral, the baptistery, the monumental cemetery and of course its famous Leaning Tower.
The latter is in fact the bell tower of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Pisa (Duomo of Pisa or Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta). The fact that it leans is due to its construction on unstable ground, however from 1998 the foundations were stabilized. The 5-navy white marble Romanesque cathedral designed by architect Buscheto. The baptistery, on the other hand, is the result of a blend of 2 different styles: the Romanesque and the Gothic.
More calm built by Luca Ghini in 1544 under the influence of Cosimo Iᵉʳ de Medici. Find on 3 ha of asset, the Institute of Botany with its annex the Museum of Natural Sciences frame a huge ancient botanical garden. The gardens conserve medicinal herbs, exotic and aquatic plants which sometimes no longer even exist. This is why they keep a precious educational importance, at university level and in programs dedicated to the public and to children.
Continue your walk to Piazza dei Cavalieri, from there you will see the Palazzo della Carovana, which was built in the 16th century and refurbished by the architect Giorgio Vasari. Formerly, in this place stood the chivalry lessons of the Order of Saint Stephen. But it was in 1810 that it housed the Scuola Normale Super-Iore, a college dedicated to higher education, founded by Napoleon. Opposite, observe the Palazzo Del l'Orologie of which Dante complains Count Ugolino Della Gherardesca for having been locked up in one of these towers. Then we invite you to discover the piazza Delle Vettovaglie, here you will find the Borgo Stretto, composed of very busy shopping streets. Here you can enjoy small dishes and other local drinks during a short break. Along the Arno, admire fabulous and many other monuments that your guide will not fail to present to you. We will make a point of honor at the Blue Palace which is on the other side of the shore. In the Middle Ages the building belonged to the first Doge of Pisa. Then during renovations in the 18th century, it took on a bluish tint to welcome guests from Saint Petersburg. Now it is used as an exhibition space for the Fondazione Pisa art collection as well as various temporary and continuous exhibitions.

Did you know that Pisa was the city of origin of Galileo Galilei, the learned astrophysicist, who perfected and exploited the telescope.

Info

Available days: Every day

Bookable Starting Time: From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Available Languages:

All, upon reservation

Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!

Child rate: Children free until 17 years old (accompanied by an adult)

Meeting Point: Door Santa Maria Pisa, in Manin square