Tour code: 2428PISA_4A
Discover the sights of Pisa on an hour-long walking tour, and stop at the key sights to learn about their history. Check out the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Leaning Tower of Pisa as well as grandiose landmarks like the cathedral at Pisa and Campo Santo — the city’s monumental cemetery. Besides taking in the well-known sights of Piazza dei Miracoli, the tour also covers the historical quarters where the Church of San Sita and the Scuola Normale di Pisa await.


  • 1-hour Pisa walking tour, led by an expert local guide
  • Learn about the monuments of Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli)
  • Admire the intricately designed exteriors of Duomo di Pisa, Campo Santo and Pisa Baptistry
  • Hear little-known facts about the tilt of the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Explore Pisa’s historical quarters, visiting Knights’ Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri)

What You Can Expect

Pisa Walking Tour: Cathedral Square and Piazza dei Cavalieri

Admire the exterior of Pisa Baptistry

Meet your guide and set off on a leisurely walk to Cathedral Square. The beautiful walled square is said to be the heart of Pisa, and as you explore, your guide will talk to you about its history and monuments. Admire Duomo di Pisa, Campo Santo, Pisa Baptistry, and, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Learn how Pisa Baptistry’s construction spanned a period of nearly 200 years, resulting in an array of architectural styles. Stop for photos next to the elegant landmark, and then walk across the square to Campo Santo, an old cemetery that was originally built as a church. Continue to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and pose for photos next to it as your guide explains its famous tilt.

Leave Cathedral Square and walk through Pisa’s historical quarters, passing the Church of San Sito, one of the city’s oldest places of worship. After a short stroll, arrive in Knights’ Square, and learn how it was once Pisa’s political center. See Scuola Normale di Pisa, a highly regarded university founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in the 1800s, and then stop next to Conte Ugolino Tower to learn about its prominence in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy poem.

Admire a medley of Renaissance and medieval architecture as you amble past the house where the 18th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi once lived. Wander through Piazza Arcivescovado and marvel at the impressive Palazzo Vescovile, an ornate palace-turned-hotel.

Your tour finishes at Piazza Arcivescovado and after hearing about its sights, bid your guide goodbye.

Customer Reviews

Nicholas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Lovely informative guide, easygoing pace with no rush.

Georgina M

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

The guide was really very nice and as all viator guides seemed to really knew her stuff. The walking tour was an interesting way to see the main features of Pisa and even though it poured with rain we enjoyed it, the good thing about Pisa is that almost every attraction is in walking distance and the leaning tower, Baptistry and Cathedral are just beautiful far more so than in photographs. We like viator and use them whenever in Italy, it's a good way to learn that bit extra.

richard m

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2015

Very difficult to find the start off meeting point


3 star rating: Worth doing July 2013

this was just OK, not great. Does not include going inside any of the buildings.

Lewis F United Kingdom

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2013

I accept that this tour was basic, but in total it lasted some 40/45 minutes. Other members of the tour agreed. Perhaps there is not much else to see in Pisa, but this tour as such should be taken off the menu. I have done Florence with you and that was much much better.

Aldo M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better May 2013

Tour was shorter than it was advertised. I Did not get to see that much of Pisa. Anyone could have read something about the tower and other places and walked this short distance and save the money...disappointed...

Sally-ann M

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2013

First of all we had to wait 25 minutes before the tour started waiting for a busload of others who joined the tour. No inside visits of sights. Waste of money and time .

David S F United Kingdom

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2013

A very disappointing tour run by CAF for whom Viator are agents. We were not taken to Piazza dei Cavalieri and the guide denied that this was included in the tour. The tour lasted 40 minutes instead of the advertised 90. We were only given directional indication for the cemetery and a very brief comment on the baptistery. Most of the time in the cathedral was "own time" rather than proper "guided time". Further, Viator have not responded to my e-mail complaint. I shall not use Viator again!

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