Add dates

Pisa Culture & history

Our most recommended Pisa Culture & history

From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

1. From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience to make your trip special. Choose the lunch option to enjoy a homemade lunch paired with an informal wine tasting at a traditional wine estate in the Chianti wine region. Savor 4 regional wines at lunch and learn about their unique production techniques. Feast on an organic, farmhouse meal while you overlook the rolling vineyards under the Tuscan sun.

Reserved Entrance to Leaning Tower of Pisa & Cathedral

2. Reserved Entrance to Leaning Tower of Pisa & Cathedral

Climb up the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa with this convenient timed entrance ticket. Skip the long lines at the ticket office and go directly to the tower at your reserved time slot for a stress-free visit to the Leaning Tower, located in Piazza del Duomo next to the 11th-century Cathedral and the Baptistery. Walk past the notoriously long queues and admire both the tower and the cathedral at your own pace. The Tower is the third oldest structure in Piazza del Duomo after the cathedral and the baptistery. The construction of the tower started in 1172 and took place in three stages over a span of 199 years. In 1987, the tower was declared part of the Piazza del Duomo UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the neighboring cathedral, baptistery, and cemetery.

Pisa Cathedral Guided Tour and Optional Leaning Tower Ticket

3. Pisa Cathedral Guided Tour and Optional Leaning Tower Ticket

Discover the monuments of the Piazza dei Miracoli. Be dazzled by this marvellous square which is dominated by the Cathedral. Enter the Cathedral and see the Pisa Romanesque architecture. Admire the celebrated Leaning Tower, the round-shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades and its Camposanto, originally a cemetery, an extraordinary quadrangular cloister. Your guide will focus on the Leaning Tower, one of the wonders of the world.  After your 1-hour guided tour of the Square, you'll have the opportunity to climb the Leaning Tower. 

Pisa: All-Inclusive Guided Tour with Optional Leaning Tower

4. Pisa: All-Inclusive Guided Tour with Optional Leaning Tower

Embark on a guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and enter into the iconic Pisa Cathedral. Go inside the cathedral's baptistery and enjoy the option of climbing the Leaning Tower for unparalleled views of the city. Learn about the tower's history from your local guide. Start your tour by discovering all the monuments of the Piazza dei Miracoli. Be dazzled by this marvelous square, which the Cathedral dominates. Follow your tour guide inside the Cathedral and admire its decorations and gaze at this example of Pisa Romanesque architecture. Also enter the baptistery, the biggest in the Catholic world and famous for its echo (replaced with the cemetery if inaccessible that day). Focus on the Leaning Tower, one of the wonders of the world, which you will have the opportunity to climb (if the option is selected).

From Florence: Pisa Day Tour with Leaning Tower of Pisa

5. From Florence: Pisa Day Tour with Leaning Tower of Pisa

You've seen it in picture books. You've seen it on the walls of your favorite Italian restaurant. But nothing can prepare you for the amazing and beautiful Tower of Pisa. Come and visit this incredible city and learn about more than the architectural blunder that made it famous. Our excursion begins with a walk along the Medieval walls of the city up to the old entrance gate. From here, you'll be treated to a breathtaking view of the Piazza die Miracoli with its bright white marble architecture. Your guide will share historical tales and then accompany you into the interior of the Cathedral. This marvel of Romanesque Art will inspire your senses. When you're done, visit the Monumental Graveyard and admire the Baptistery. After the Cathedral visit, it's finally time. We venture out into the bright Italian sun to marvel at the leaning tower itself. Snap some photos and play with its funny angle by pretending to hold up the tower — be creative. While you're here your guide will also tell you this spot's secrets and history. We'll then skip the line and head up the 294 steps to reach the inner side of the Leaning Tower and enjoy a very unique perspective on the square below.

Pisa: Guided Tour with Optional Tower Tickets

6. Pisa: Guided Tour with Optional Tower Tickets

Marvel at Pisa's most famous monuments on a guided walking tour. Skip the queues and learn the history behind the four great religious buildings: Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistry, the famous Leaning Tower, and the Museum. Start your tour in the Square of Miracles and explore the finest architecture of one of the world's most famous religious centers. Step into the cathedral and admire the magnificent marble mosaics and pointed arches towering above you, while your guide highlights the Tuscan artistry and strong Byzantine influence. Admire the largest baptistery ever built in Italy with its enigmatic style. Hear its acoustics led by the duty officer every 30 minutes, making the baptistery a monumental musical instrument. Choose the tower-included option with pre-reserved tickets, and enjoy the highlight of every tour in Pisa: the famous leaning tower.  Learn from your guide about why the tower started to lean and hear the fascinating story behind the famous name. Climb up 251 steps and explore this medieval bell tower. Choose to stay longer with your tower tickets to visit the Museum and have a break at the exclusive terraces with views of the Square of Miracles.

Pisa: Half-Day Afternoon Tour from Florence

7. Pisa: Half-Day Afternoon Tour from Florence

Enjoy a splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Upon arrival in Pisa, your informative guide will take you on a thorough guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments, where you will admire the wonderful architecture of the unique buildings surrounding you, called “Miracles” in the past because of their incredible beauty. Be will be dazzled by this marvelous square which is dominated by the wonderful Cathedral (*) where you will visit the indoor part, a model of the distinctive Pisan Romanesque architecture. See the celebrated Leaning Tower, the round-shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades and its “Camposanto”, originally a cemetery, an extraordinary quadrangular cloister delimiting with its marble façade the Square to the North. The commentary of our 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. After the guided visit you will have some free time for memorable pictures or to discover on your own the historical quarter where you can admire the Church of San Sisto, one of the oldest churches in Pisa and Piazza dei Cavalieri, which was the political centre in the middle age and where the Scuola Normale is located, one of the most famous universities in the world.  (*) In case of long queue, if you cannot visit the interior of the Cathedral, you will be offered a guided visit of Piazza dei Cavalieri.

Pisa: Leaning Tower and Cathedral Skip-the-Line Tickets

8. Pisa: Leaning Tower and Cathedral Skip-the-Line Tickets

Explore two of Pisa’s key sites, the famous Leaning Tower and the historic Pisa Cathedral, without the wait and at a time that suits you. Skip the lines with a timed entry ticket to the Tower followed by quick access to the Cathedral. Collect your tickets at the Sinopie Museum before climbing the 55 meter high Leaning Tower of Pisa, an icon of European architecture that dates back to the 12th century. You’ll be able to take in the views over the city, the neighboring duomo and the rolling Tuscan hills from the top. Next, visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. At nearly 1,000 years old, it is considered one of the finest examples of Pisan Romanesque architecture. Like the tower beside it, the Cathedral is sinking very slowly into the ground and you may be able to spot signs of this as you wander around.

From Florence: Tour of Pisa

9. From Florence: Tour of Pisa

No trip to Tuscany would be complete without a visit to Pisa. Begin with a walk along the medieval walls of the city. We will arrive at the old entrance gate, Porta Santa Maria. Here, admire the extraordinary view will take your breath away as you approach the impressive marble architecture of Piazza dei Miracoli. A guide will accompany you on your visit to the precious interiors of the Pisa Cathedral, an unchallenged masterpiece of Romanesque art. Outside of the cathedral, continue marveling as you admire the Baptistery, the world-famous Leaning Tower, and, finally, the Monumental Graveyard. Before heading back to Florence, enjoy free time for an ice-cream and for the inevitable photo shoot.

Pisa: Square of Miracles Monuments Ticket with Leaning Tower

10. Pisa: Square of Miracles Monuments Ticket with Leaning Tower

Discover the marvelous Piazza dei Miracoli with this combo ticket. By booking this experience, you can visit all the open monuments and museums in the square, including the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa! Make sure you have the easiest and fastest way to visit the Baptistery, the Camposanto, the Cathedral, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and the Sinopie Museum and climb the Leaning Tower without queuing up at the ticket office. The visit to all the monuments is subject to a fee, except for the visit to the Cathedral which in any case requires the reservation of the entry time slot. If you buy this experience, you will receive the ticket with scheduled entrance to climb the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and to visit the Baptistery, the Camposanto, the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, the Museo delle Sinopie and even the Cathedral with quick and untimed access. . Apart from the Tower, you can then visit the other attractions at the time you prefer, during opening hours (Baptistery, Camposanto, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and Museo delle Sinopie from 9 to 20; Cathedral from 10 to 20). Instructions: 1) Choose the date of your interest and select the number of tickets you want to book; 2) on the day of the visit, go to the Audio Guide Desk and collect your entrance tickets 3) after collecting the tickets you can go up to the Leaning Tower at the reserved entrance time (make sure you arrive 15 minutes before the time slot you booked) and after the Tower, visit the other monuments and museums during opening hours *, showing your ticket to the staff at the entrance of each attraction.

  • Entry tickets
  • Guided tours
  • Day trips
  • Private tours
  • Transfers
  • Other experiences
  • Multi-day trips
59 activities found
Sort by:
Page 1 of 4

Frequently asked questions about Pisa

What top attractions are a must-see in Pisa?

What are the best tours to do in Pisa with kids?

What are the best deals and discounts on activities and attractions in Pisa?

Other Sightseeing Options in Pisa

Want to discover all there is to do in Pisa? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Pisa

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,247 reviews

This was a very nice tour and probably a good way to explore Pisa from Florence. The tour guide was very nice and made us understand the history of the place. The tour was well organized to make sure that everyone was at comfort. The transport bus was nice and comfortable.

Great day out. Our host Angela was brilliant. Nando the driver was fantastic. We also had a great local guide in Siena called Donatella. Definitely recommend.

Thank you to our kind guide! This was a fun all inclusive experience. I would definitely recommend it. You can do it all in one go.

I just presented my GYG QR code on my phone app and they let me into the tower and cathedral. no bags allowed, though.

All went well. App is easy to use. Just you pay a bit more than on the official place.