The city of Pisa is one of the most popular cities in Tuscany and definitely should not miss in your itinerary. Although most renowned for its Leaning Tower, the town has much more to offer. Our Pisa guided tour includes the visit to the interior of the Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale di Santa Maria Assunta (Pisas cathedral), as well as an outdoor exploration of the remarkable Romanesque architecture of Piazza Dei Miracoli, Monumental cemetery and the exterior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The local guide service can be provided in two languages
If you are unable to visit the Cathedral due to long queues, you will be offered a guided tour of Piazza dei Cavalieri
No shows and cancellations made within 48 hours of the departure time are subject to 100% penalty
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that cover knees and shoulders, in order to visit churches
In the rare case of not reaching minimum of participants, the tour would be refunded or you could substitute it for another
Pisas history is as ornate as its gothic architecture. It's much more than just a town with a funky bell tower. For centuries the city flourished in all aspects including commerce, culture, and education.
Ancient Roman texts refer to Pisa as the old city, but it's not clear who is behind its foundation. In any case, having a strategic location, Pisa is a collage of global influences that entered the city through trade or a myriad of wars and conflicts. The most prosperous time in the town was definitely the 12th century when represented one of the strongest military and economic bodies in the area.
However, the decline knocked on the door soon after. Finally, in 1509, Florentines conquered Pisa, and the town lost its independence. The strongest blow for the city was the destruction left behind by WWII, and it took years of reconstruction to get the city into its current shape.
However, its impossible to recount the story by Pisa guide in two short paragraphs. You can hear all about its eventful history when you book our Half Day leaning tower of Pisa city tour!