Pisa, lying on the banks of the Arno, relives its glorious past as a Maritime Republic through its precious architectures.
The town’s most prosperous period was undoubtedly the 12th century and this is seen in the urban shape of the old town center with many buildings, squares and alleyways that run along the river Arno- the major communication route for centuries. It has always been an estuary town and was already an important naval base in Roman times, intensifying trade in the Mediterranean. Pisa is also famous for one of the most prestigious higher learning institutions of Europe- the Scuola Normale Superiore.
The Campo dei Miracoli complex, an artistic jewel of Pisa declared a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO, brings together the most representative structures of the city and constitutes a monumental space of exceptional value and great charm, in fact it attracts tourists from all over the world. The green area of Piazza dei Miracoli stands out against the white Pisan-Romanesque structures of the Duomo and the Baptistery, the Camposanto Monumentale and the Campanile, famous as the Leaning Tower. The inclination of the tower, due to the subsidence of the soil, made it one of the most celebrated monuments in the world and is now the symbol of the city. Even if these monuments were built at different times, these structures have an extraordinary homogeneity.
An authorized city guide will accompany you on a visit to the exterior of the Leaning Tower and Monumental Cemetery, that is a cemetery still used today for burials of important people of the city. What is surprising is the placid atmosphere, the perfection of the cloister lines, the hypnotic contrast between the white of the marble and the intense green of the internal lawn in a play of perspectives.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria, which dominates the square in all its beauty, testifies the prestige achieved by the Maritime Republic of Pisa at its maximum splendor. This is demonstrated by the fact that the church was erected outside the city walls, to symbolize a power that was not afraid of threats.
Available days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Bookable Starting Time: 8:00 am
Duration: 6 hours
Adult rate: € 57,00 Leaning Tower ticket not inclusive
€ 87,00 Leaning Tower ticket inclusive
Child rate: Under 8 years old not recommended
€ 31,00 Leaning Tower ticket not inclusive
€ 43,00 from 9-12 years Leaning Tower ticket inclusive.
Meeting Point: Piazzale Montelungo, h 07:45 am
Additional Information: Join the Leaning Tower Tour without waiting at the entrance. A breathtaking view will open in front of you after climbing the 296 steps of the tower, a unique perspective of the city for your photos.
The rate includes: Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
Expert tour leader
Guided tour of Pisa
Admission to the Pisa Cathedral
Free for children under 2 years