A charming itinerary in the historical center, admiring the spectacular Lungarni and visiting the Miracle Square, proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. The square is not located right smack in the center of the city but along the north western edge along the city’s fortified wall, almost out of the center. This is where space was available back in 1094 when construction of the cathedral was first started. The three structures found in the “piazza” have been considered central to religious life, symbolizing the main stages of a human life: the Baptistery represents birth, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta symbolize life and the Camposanto alludes to death. In the same square there is also the famous leaning Tower. The construction of the Tower of Pisa dates back to 1173. Its fame is owed to its inclination, caused by the shifting ground in the subsoil; for this reason works were often interrupted throughout its construction. In 1275, the tower was enlarged with the addition of three levels while the belfry was added only in 1350. The Leaning Tower is 55 meters high, is inclined 5° southward and there are 294 steps to reach the top. Each of the levels has galleries and arcades except for the last one, where there are 7 bells. The tower was closed from 1990 to 2001 because of instability but today is once again open to visitors.
Pick up at your hotel at 9:30 am and transfer by bus to city center.
Guided walking tour of the town.
Return in hotel before lunch by bus.
29 EURO per person (minimum 8 people). The price do not include the tower ticket.
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