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: Mario B, September 2015
Everything was exactly as described! Pickup and drop off were on time, the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I appreciated the extra time to explore Pisa to see other things I had on my to-do list. A bit pricier than what I would have liked to pay, but still a good trip :
Reviewed by: Ohio John, September 2015
Would definitely recommend to those who are looking for a pleasant afternoon out of Florence. The trip was organized very well and offered enough time to see the grounds and the immediate area surrounding the plaza. If you are looking to spend more than an hour wondering around the town of Pisa, this wouldn't be for you, but as a way to have someone else take care of the logistics to get you to Pisa to see the Tower and the surrounding buildings, you can't beat it.