The tour guide was excellent and very cordial. The driver was amazing.
It was a very nice experience. Thanks
Guide knew Pisa. She also did a strenuous bilingual Italian (for us) and English for the others. Also answered many questions. She was excellent.
Lovely tour, enjoyed the sights. The guide was well informed
Excellent tour guide, very informative.
It is a nice and quick way to find out about thr miracles square in Pisa.
Pisa’s global renown is without a doubt linked to its Leaning Tower. However, the small Tuscan town has a lot more to offer. Begin in the Piazza dei Miracoli. It's a beautiful square and UNESCO world heritage site that buzzes with life all year round. Functioning as a hub for some of the best Pisa tourists attractions, here you will find the Pisa Cathedral, Baptistery, Camposanto Monumentale and of course, the Leaning Tower. Though it’s not the only place of interest in the city, Piazza dei Miracoli makes for a perfect starting point on your exploratory quest of Pisa attractions. The walk from the station, Pisa Centrale, to Leaning Tower doesn’t take longer than 10 to 15 minutes.
Better yet, it takes you along a lovely pedestrian promenade, Corso Italia. This famous "walking street" (as the locals call it) is dotted with street artists.
Although it enjoys nowhere near as much of the limelight as the cathedrals of St. Mark’s and St. Peter’s, Pisa’s Cathedral is a stunning sight with a rich history. Upon its completion in 1092 it was the largest Cathedral in Europe. In fact, it served as a model for many of Tuscany’s subsequent Romanesque churches. Its facade is a thing of tiered beauty. Moreover, the Cathedral’s elliptical dome, added in 1380, was the first of its kind in Europe. So, grab yourself some Pisa Cathedral tickets for a look inside the structures cavernous nave. After all, when it comes to Pisa Cathedral, the entrance fee is fairly affordable. Inside, you will find Giovanni Pisano’s 14th-century, Carrara marble pulpit. Though, that's not all. There are also paintings depicting stories from the Old Testament and life of Christ. All that featured under a wooden ceiling decorated with 24-carat gold leaf.
For those who haven’t had their fill of churches or perhaps those wanting to avoid the crowds of Piazza dei Miracoli, another great Pisa tourist attraction well worth a visit is the church of Santa Maria della Spina. This beautiful, little Gothic style church with its extravagant pediments sits on the banks of the river Arno. It came into existence for no other reason than to house a reliquary of a thorn from Christ’s crown.
Don’t worry, Pisa attractions do extend beyond cathedrals and churches. Come out of the Santa Maria della Spina and make your way to the Borgo Stretto. Here, you can while away the afternoon stopping off at the many cafes and high-end retail shops in style. Why? All of them are housed under the elegant arches of some of Pisa’s most beautiful architecture. At the bottom of the Borgo Stretto is the Knights Square the centerpiece of which is the Palazzo dei Cavalieri, a stunning 16th-century palace that used to be the headquarters for the Knights of St. Stephen.