A thrilling walking tour to discover the town of the Leaning Tower: Piazza dei Miracoli with the Cathedral and the Baptistery Piazza dei Cavalieri, Piazza Arcivescovado and the beautiful climbing of the Leaning Tower
The Leaning Tower: Rules and Regulations: The visit lasts about 30 minutes - no extension is allowed. Children under the age of 8 will not be admitted under any circumstances and an adult will have to remain with Children between 8 and 12 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult and held by the hand at all times. Teenagers between 12 and 18 years of age are allowed on the Tower only if accompanied by a responsible adult. Visiting the Tower requires a considerable amount of physical effort. Please consider that the spiral staircase has about as many as 300 steps. It is strongly recommended that people with heart disorders or individuals suffering from impaired health conditions do not visit the Tower. • Leaning Tower tickets are not refundable once purchased.
Meet your private and expert guide and start a thrilling walking tour of the ancient maritime city of Pisa famous for its archictectural beauty. The origin of Pisa is a mistery: 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 be glad to customize your 2-hour walking tour on your personal preferences and 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 (interior visit with priority access), a model of the distinctive Pisan Romanesque architecture, the celebrated Leaning Tower and the round-shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades.
Left Piazza dei Miracoli, your guide will lead you through the historical quarter where you can admire the Church of San Sisto, one of the oldest churches in Pisa. After a pleasant walking, you will reach Piazza dei Cavalieri, which was the political centre 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. Passing the famous medieval Tower houses you will be captivated by the explanation provided by your guide about the history of these particular buildings. Then you will reach the amazing Piazza Arcivescovado where the impressive Palazzo Vescovile is located.
Ended the walking tour, your guide will leave you by the magnificent Leaning Tower, where you will enjoy the interior visit of such a unique monument, with skip the line entrance. Climbing to its top by mounting its 294 steps rising up in a spiral, will be one of the most amazing experiences you can ever try. The tower is 55.86 m tall (183.27 ft) from the ground on the low side and 56.70 m tall (186.02 ft) on the high side, around 3.99 degrees leaning. The weak and unstable subsoil caused this unique phenomenon, contributing to create one of the wonders of the world.
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