A Day Tour Of Pisa

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To get the best day tour of Pisa is to step off the well-beaten path and discover the places that the guided tourist always miss. One day would be enough to visit the most popular tourist destinations in this city, but it would only make you ask for more. A two day tour of Pisa would be much more appropriate.

Suggested Itinerary for a One Day Tour

To get the most out of this tour of Pisa, start early in the morning before the busloads of tourists arrive. Start at Porta Santa Maria and view the Duomo from Porto Nuova archway and walk to the rest of the monuments.

Pisa is famous for its Campanile, popularly known in the world as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This tower located at the Campo dei Miracoli or the Field of Miracles, gets around a million visitors a year, so if want to climb the tower, starting out early will get you in front of the line. Be prepared to wait a minimum of 30 minutes for your turn.

A Day Tour Of Pisa

While you’re here, include in your day tour of Pisa, the other attractions in this compact and beautiful square. Visit the Baptistry, Camposanto, Cathedral, Museo delle Sinopie, and the Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo. An entrance fee is required in all of the attractions.

After viewing the attractions in the vicinity of the Campo dei Miracoli, one is tempted to call it a day. That would be fine if you only have a day to spare, but to make this a really memorable vacation, plan on staying at least two days in Pisa and enjoy the other sights.

Two days in Pisa

Just a walk away from the Duomo complex and less than a kilometer from the Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo is the Museo di Storia Naturale ed Orto Botanico, Pisa’s botanical gardens located at Via Roma. Featuring plants from all over the world. For those with kids, this might be the perfect place to visit. Open everyday except Sundays.

A short distance from the botanical garden and the Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo is the spectacular square of Piazza dei Cavalieri. The best viewpoint is opposite the Palazzo dei Cavaliera at the exit from Via San Frediano. This spot used to be the favorite spot of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. View Pisa from this spot and you will know why.

You don’t want to miss the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo, Pisa’s National Museum. This museum is renowned for its panel paintings with gold backgrounds, and is less than a kilometer away from the Palazzo dei Cavaliera.

Whether you have a day tour of Pisa, or spending two days in Pisa, a complete tour should include attendance at a local concert or opera to cap one of your most memorable vacations.

A day tour of Pisa is your starting point for a visit to Tuscany’s capital – the city of Florence.