Pisa and the Leaning Tower Half-Day Trip from Florence
- Led by a local guide
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Great overview and orientation of the city
Walk around Cathedral Square, home to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pose for photos by the tilting monument, which has captivated sightseers for centuries, and learn all about its history from your guide. The square is also home to Pisa Baptistry, Campo Santo and Duomo di Pisa, so listen to your guide explain each one as you walk around.
After your tour of Cathedral Square, choose from one of two different options. Either enjoy free time to discover Pisa at your own pace or continue sightseeing on a guided walk to Knights' Square. Pass the Church of San Sisto, the oldest church in Pisa. See the house of Conte Ugolino who is mentioned by Dante on the Divive Comedy. Then enter Knights' Square itself, seeing the prestigious Scuola Normale di Pisa, part of the city's university that was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte. Admire the square's Renaissance buildings and marble statues, and hear how it was once the political center of medieval Pisa. Continue past an ancient house where the 18th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi once lived, and then finish your walking tour with a visit to Piazza Arcivedscovado to see Palazzo Vescovile.
If you opted to spend your afternoon at leisure, simply return to the meeting point at the pre-arranged time to meet your tour escort and return to the coach.Travel back to Florence, and then finish your day trip with a drop-off at the start point.
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Pisa and The Leaning Tower Tour from Florence
- Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
- Live commentary on board
- Tour escort
- Professional guide in Pisa
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Optional gratuities
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- A dress code is required to enter places of worships and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements
Reviewed by: bigal, April 2015
A good day. Our host Lucia was very enthusiastic. Our guide gave us lots of good information. Well worth the visit
Reviewed by: Jeni E, March 2015
This was an excellent way to combine a day trip to Florence and see Pisa as well. The meeting point is well marked. The tour guide arrived early and started checking people in right away. She also provided excellent but not overwhelming information on the bus ride to Pisa. The company also took the initiative to split the English speaking group into two separate groups making the guided walking tour of the Square of Miracles manageable and enjoyable. The individual guide for the Square of Miracles also did a very good job despite the detracting rain. She took just enough time to explain the appropriate amount of information to keep travelers like me from getting bored. Everything also ran on time, a definite perk because we had to catch a train back to Rome after the tour. I highly recommend this tour.