Pisa is a city in Italy that continues to attract countless numbers of tourists from around the world each year. Located in the picturesque Tuscany region, this popular destination features some of the most iconic landmarks in the country. The gorgeous scenery and fun things to do in Pisa also make this city a must see location.…
Top 9 Things to do in Pisa, Italy
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, the Leaning Tower is world-renowned for its incredible tilt. Listen as your guide tells you the stories behind its construction. The tower, along with 3 other architectural monuments located in Piazza dei Miracoli, represent stages of human life: the Baptistery represents birth, the Monumental Cemetery is death, and the Cathedral is a symbol of life.
Walk through the square and pose in front of the tower before making your way to the historic city center. As you wander through Pisa's charming streets, your guide points out other interesting sights, including numerous medieval churches and elegant Renaissance buildings. Read More close
Start your tour with a brief orientation session and get ready to experience the wonders of this beautiful city from a different perspective. Head to the impressive Piazza dei Miracoli, one of the finest architectural complexes in the world, and see the iconic Leaning Tower. Listen as your guide tells you the stories behind the tower's construction and the mysteries that surround its inclination.
Pass by the 16th-century Knights' Square, the shopping area of Borgo Stretto, and the small Gothic church of Santa Maria della Spina. Traveling along the riverbanks, marvel at the city's medieval churches and Renaissance buildings, testimonies to the glorious past of Pisa. Read More close
Print off your emailed voucher and head to the Museum of Sinopie where you can redeem your ticket for timed entry into the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Drop off your bags at the bottom and grab your camera, ready for the steep climb up narrow stairs to reach the tower's terrace, 183 feet (55 m) above the ground. Snap photos from your bird's-eye perspective and imagine the work of desperate engineers who have tried correct the tower's bad posture since construction began in 1173.
Back at the bottom, spend some time dreaming up creative poses for memorable photos that capitalize on tower's casual stance and then consider stopping in at the Museum of Sinopie, nearby cathedral, or Opera del Duomo for up-close looks at breathtaking frescoes and ornate Romanesque architecture. Read More close
Stroll beneath the crooked shadow of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to exchange your emailed voucher for your tickets at the Museo delle Sinopie. Afterward, head inside for looks at the museum's colorful murals and then continue on to check out other attractions. Crane your neck to admire the frescoed domes of the Cathedral, stand in the colored light filtering through the Baptistery's stained glass windows, and take a quiet walk around the archway-lined halls of the Monumental Cemetery.
Continue on to the Cathedral Museum, filled with relics and artistic masterpieces—including a massive statue of a mythical griffin cast in bronze—collected by the Cathedral over hundreds of years. Wrap up your tour with a final visit to Palazzo dell'Opera, where the humble residences of former workers offer a glimpse into the area's past. Read More close
After meeting at your hotel or another central location, begin your discovery of the historic city center. You soon learn that Pisa's origins are a mystery, but your guide recounts how the city was probably settled and established as you stroll toward its main square—Piazza dei Miracoli. Stand in the middle of the piazza and be dazzled by the marvelous buildings, including its enormous cathedral and the iconic Leaning Tower.
Head through the historical quarter to see one of the oldest churches in the city—the Church of San Sisto. Reach Knights' Square, which was the political center of medieval Pisa, and marvel at the Conte Ugolino Tower, referenced by Dante in his Divine Comedy. Wander through the streets of downtown, venturing past the former home of Giacomo Leopardi and the impressive building of Palazzo Vescovile. Read More close
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Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods, and you can suggest your own location if you prefer. You receive your beautiful retouched images in a shareable gallery within a week of your experience. Read More close
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Described by Gabriele D'Annunzio as the "meadow of miracles," Piazza dei Miracoli is an impressive square dominated by 3 religious attractions: the Baptistery, the Cathedral, and the Monumental Cemetery. As you walk through the square, learn more about the religious and architectural significance of these monuments.
Then make your way to Pisa's historic center and pass by medieval churches and Renaissance buildings. See the old political center, Piazza dei Cavalieri, the imposing Palazzo Vescovile, and the former house of Giacomo Leopardi.
The iconic Leaning Tower is your last stop. Skip the line outside and climb the 294-step spiral staircase to reach the top. Wander around the balcony and take in the stunning views of the ancient, serene city. Read More close