A thrilling walking tour to discover the town of the Leaning Tower, through the exterior visit of Piazza dei Miracoli with the Cathedral and the Baptistery, Piazza dei Cavalieri, Piazza Arcivescovado
Meet your private and expert guide and start a thrilling walking tour of the ancient maritime city of Pisa famous for its architectural beauty. The origin of Pisa is a mystery: probably Etruscan settlement, it was a Roman colony and thanks to its port and the trade development, soon it expanded, becoming one of the most important ancient Italian town. Your guide will take you on a thorough outdoor walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments. You will be dazzled by this marvelous square which is dominated by the Cathedral, a model of the distinctive Pisan Romanesque architecture, the celebrated Leaning Tower and the round- shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades. The commentary of your private guide will be particularly focused on the Leaning Tower one of the wonders of the world. You will be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower, which stirs the imagination of all visitors. Then your guide will lead you through the old town where you can admire the Church of San Sisto, one of the oldest churches in Pisa. After a pleasant walk, you will reach Piazza dei Cavalieri, which was the political center in the middle Ages. Your private guide will introduce this amazing square where you can admire the historic Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world, the house of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca also called “Conte Ugolino Tower” as told by Dante in the Divine Comedy. Passing the famous medieval Tower houses you will be captivated by the explanation provided by your guide about the history of these particular buildings. While walking through the downtown streets, you can admire the ancient house where Giacomo Leopardi lived. Then you will reach the amazing Piazza Arcivescovado where the impressive Palazzo Vescovile is located. At the end of the visit, add a delicious 2-course “à la carte” Lunch or Dinner in a Typical Trattoria, located a few steps away from the Leaning tower.