Pisa Duomo Tours

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Visitors flock to Pisa’s famous leaning tower, which is part of a magnificent cathedral complex centered around the 17th-century Duomo and adjacent baptistery. A splendid example of Pisan Romanesque architecture, the Duomo’s original and renovated elements include a splendid apse mosaic, ornate pulpit, golden coffered ceiling, and more.

The Basics
The Piazza del Duomo, more commonly known as the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), houses Pisa’s Duomo complex, one of Italy’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The original church was built in the 11th century, but a fire in 1595 destroyed most of the medieval art and architecture—though the rendering of St. John’s face by Cimabue in the apse mosaic and the ornately carved pulpit by Giovanni Pisano survived. A series of renovations over the subsequent centuries added the Latin-cross floor plan, galleried exterior topped with a small dome, bronze doors from the Giambologna school, rounded apse, and five interior naves with a forest of massive pillars rising to the gilded ceiling.

The walled Piazza dei Miracoli is one of the most popular destinations in Tuscany and can be very crowded during the summer months. Booking a skip-the-line Pisa tour ahead of time is essential to avoid a long wait at the ticket office and ensure a time slot to visit the cathedral of Pisa along with the campanile and battistero (baptistry) before closing time. Consider a small-group tour of this stunning complex, or a Leaning Tower family tour if traveling with kids. If you have time for a full-day tour, you can easily combine a Pisa visit with nearby Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, or other towns in Tuscany’s Chianti region.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ticketed visitors can use the Opera della Primaziale Pisana building’s restrooms and store bags and luggage in the cloakroom for free.
  • There are a number of restaurants and cafés located around the perimeter of the square.
  • The Duomo is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Piazza dei Miracoli is about one mile (1.5 kilometers) north of the Pisa train station across the River Arno. Trains run daily from Rome, Florence, and Venice. It is about a 20-minute walk through the historic center of Pisa to the Duomo, or you can take the No. 4 or No. 21 bus from the station.

When to Get There
The Duomo is most crowded from late morning through the afternoon, so try to arrive in the early morning to enjoy the square and its sights before the throngs of daily visitors arrive.

Other Sights in the Piazza dei Miracoli
In addition to the Duomo, visitors can tour the Camposanto Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery) and Sinopie Museum, which displays preparatory sketches for the cathedral’s frescoes. The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo (Duomo Opera Museum), founded in 1891, houses treasured works of art removed from the Duomo and baptistery for various reasons over the centuries.
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Address: Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa 56126, Italy
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Skip-the-line Leaning Tower of Pisa Guided Small-Group Tour

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Italy’s most famous landmarks, so it’s no surprise that queues can be long. This 1-hour skip-the-line tour ensures you don’t waste any time, with a guided walking tour of the magnificent Piazza dei Miracoli, followed by priority access to climb the Leaning Tower.
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Pisa Segway Tour

Explore Pisa on this comprehensive 3-hour Segway tour. Led by a local guide, glide through the Piazza dei Miracoli to see the Duomo, Baptistery and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Check out where Galileo once studied at the Sapienza Palace and hear the history behind the Scuola Normale as you pass through Knights’ Square. Numbers are limited to eight people to ensure an intimate experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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2.5-Hour Skip-the-Line Pisa and Leaning Tower Family Tour

Sightseeing with kids isn’t always easy, but this 2.5-hour small-group tour of Pisa is tailor-made for families. Your guide will keep the whole family entertained with quizzes, games, and interactive iPad displays to bring monuments like the Cathedral and Baptistery to life, plus you’ll enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, ensuring the kids don’t get bored waiting in the queue.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Pisa Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Discover Pisa with your own private guide and visit the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa with a skip-the-line ticket. The UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts the crowds but your fast entry ticket lets you bypass its long general entrance line. Learn about the other monuments of Piazza dei Miracoli on a walking tour, and hear fun facts about Pisa’s history as you go.
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Private Pisa Piazza dei Miracoli Exhaustive walking tour with priority admission

Explore the white-marbled monuments of Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli on a comprehensive 2-hour walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line admission ticket to the Cathedral, Baptistery and Camposanto and learn about their rich history and architecture from your guide. This tour goes beyond Pisa’s famous “Leaning Tower” to explore the entire cathedral complex and discuss the history of the city.
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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, and Pisa with Lunch in a Chianti Winery

Visit the highlights of Tuscany in a single, 12-hour day tour from Florence. Explore Pisa, Chianti, San Gimignano, and Siena, then visit a Chianti winery for a traditional Italian lunch accompanied by a Chianti tasting. 
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa Semi-Independent Tour by Bus from Florence

Visit three of Tuscany’s top destinations on this day trip from Florence that introduces you to the history and culture of this favorite Italian region. You’ll travel by bus to Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa, where you have free time to explore each city independently. Admire the vineyards of Chianti, the Piazza del Campo, the Learning Tower of Pisa, UNESCO World Heritage–listed attractions and more. Lunch is included at a winery in the Tuscan countryside.
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Pisa Walking Tour: Cathedral Square

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. Your informative guide will take you on a thorough guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments which are called “miracles” because of their incredible beauty and uniqueness.
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Shared Small-Group Tour

This daylong shore excursion from Livorno takes you through the Italian countryside to the towns of Pisa and Florence. Travel in a air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi to Pisa, where you can see and photograph the city’s famous Leaning Tower. Then it’s on to Florence where highlights include Piazzale Michelangelo, a square with panoramic views of Florence, and Piazza Santa Croce, where Galileo and Machiavelli are buried. Have lunch on your own before heading back to port.
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Best of Pisa Guided Walking Tour with Leaning Tower Entry Ticket

Explore Pisa and get a unique look at the Leaning Tower on this exciting guided 1.5-hour tour. After getting a photo trying to 'hold up' the Leaning Tower, discover the rest of Piazza dei Miracoli and the incredible cathedral that sits on the square (approx. 1-hour). And then head back the Leaning Tower and climb it all the way to the top (approx. 30-minute).
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Private Full-Day Tour of Florence and Pisa from Rome

Discover the charms of Florence and Pisa on a day trip from Rome. With your own private driver, you’ll benefit from a more flexible itinerary with sightseeing at your own pace. Stop for photos as you travel, then meet a local guide in Florence for a tour of the city and skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Pisa to see the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Pisa, Lucca and Forte dei Marmi Small-Group Tour from Florence

Enjoy an excursion to Lucca, Pisa and Forte dei Marmi with this small-group tour from Florence by minivan. Visit the beautiful walled city of Lucca, the seaside resort town of Forte dei Marmi and the famous leaning tower of Pisa. Enjoy the freedom to explore on your own, with transportation between cities organized for you.
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FLORENCE GOURMET SMALL GROUP TOUR: ART & FOOD WITH PISA IN THE AFTERNOON 1 DAY FROM ROME

Take this one day tour by high speed train form  Rome and discover Florence from a different point of view! Learn more about the cullinary tradition of this beautiful city while you admire the most amazing squares and monuments!Visit the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in the afternoon!
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