Pisa Walking Tour: Cathedral Square and Piazza dei Cavalieri

  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Pisa, Italy
  • Product code: 2428PISA_4A
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See the highlights of Pisa on a 1-hour walking tour, led by an expert local guide. Learn about monuments like Duomo di Pisa and Campo Santo and, of course, the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa – a UNESCO-listed site. Walk through the city’s historical quarters, and discover attractions like the 12th-century Church of San Sito as well as Scuola Normale di Pisa in Knights’ Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri).

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Meet your guide and set off on a leisurely walk to Cathedral Square. The beautiful walled square is said to be the heart of Pisa, and as you explore, your guide will talk to you about its history and monuments. Admire Duomo di Pisa, Campo Santo, Pisa Baptistry, and, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Learn how Pisa Baptistry’s construction spanned a period of nearly 200 years, resulting in an array of architectural styles. Stop for photos next to the elegant landmark, and then walk across the square to Campo Santo, an old cemetery that was originally built as a church. Continue to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and pose for photos next to it as your guide explains its famous tilt.

Leave Cathedral Square and walk through Pisa’s historical quarters, passing the Church of San Sito, one of the city’s oldest places of worship. After a short stroll, arrive in Knights’ Square, and learn how it was once Pisa’s political center. See Scuola Normale di Pisa, a highly regarded university founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in the 1800s, and then stop next to Conte Ugolino Tower to learn about its prominence in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy poem.

Admire a medley of Renaissance and medieval architecture as you amble past the house where the 18th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi once lived. Wander through Piazza Arcivescovado and marvel at the impressive Palazzo Vescovile, an ornate palace-turned-hotel.

Your tour finishes at Piazza Arcivescovado and after hearing about its sights, bid your guide goodbye.

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Pisa Walking Tour: Cathedral Square and Piazza dei Cavalieri

Admire the exterior of Pisa Baptistry

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Central Pisa
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Concludes at Piazza Arcivescovado, Pisa

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Pisa Walking Tour: Cathedral Square and Piazza dei Cavalieri

Pisa Walking Tour: Cathedral Square and Piazza dei Cavalieri

  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to monuments
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