Power struggles, intrigue, and passion for artistic discovery... get to know the secrets of Pisa with this guided tour of the Piazza dei Miracoli and Pisa's historical centre.
The tour meets in front of the Porta Nuova Arch, and from here we begin our guided tour of the Piazza dei Miracoli which will take approximately an hour.
The St. John's Baptistery will be the first major monument we will encounter, as soon as we enter the square. Originally designed as a place of baptism, it is the largest of all the Italian baptisteries. Having admired its amazing gothic dome we will continue to learn about the history of the various monuments, passing alongside the cemetery, and later entering into the Pisa Cathedral itself. There we will appreciate the caryatids (statues of female figures, each one serving as architectural support), each one representing one of the virtues, from temperance to kindness.
Having left the cathedral, we will see behind it the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa from its base. Having taken the obligatory photo trying to hold up the tower, we leave in the direction of Via Santa Maria. From here we begin our guided walking tour through the Pisa old town, lasting 60 minutes. On our way we will see the palaces and renaissance buildings of the Piazza dei Cavalieri, an example of the power and hegemony of the influential Medici family.
Our route continues through the Lungarni, the picturesque streets on the banks of the Arno river. Our route will take us to the Piazza Garibaldi, a habitual meeting point for Pisans who want to enjoy a good coffee or gelato. Behind the square is the shopping street Borgo Stretto where we will discover the Roman legacy in its surroundings, before returning to the Piazza dei Miracoli
This tour does not include tickets to the leaning tower. If you would like to climb this famous belltower, you should opt for the Complete Pisa Tour + Leaning Tower Ticket, which includes a guided tour of Pisa and the Piazza dei Miracoli, as well as tickets to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
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English Language Tour
Price per personUS$ 33.9
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the Pisa Cathedral.
Entry to the Leaning Tower and other monuments on the tour (which will be visited from outiside)
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Pisa).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Piazza Daniele Manin, in front of the Porta Nuova arch.