Highlights, hidden treasures and everyday life of an ancient Maritime Republic and University city
An in-deph private walking tour of Pisa, including the most famous 'Field of Miracles' - where the Leaning Tower stands out - and the old town center, which bear witness to a very glorious past (XI-XIV century). Through the words and eyes of your local Tour Guide Martina, you will will relive/meet up with great events, famous locals and visitors of the past (like Busketo, Kinzica, Leonardo Fibonacci, Galileo Galilei, the Shelleys, Goethe and Virginia Wolf); meanwhile you will discover ancient arts and crafts visiting local master artisans and artists'workshops/studios!
Within the end of the tour you will reach the beautiful Lungarni (the two banks of the Arno river), which have enchanted travellers since XV century. Of course in between some time will be dedicated to a taste of local cousine! Evetually, all of your senses will be overwhelmed! It will be a truly Memorable Experience!
Martina will meet you by the main arch way to the Square of Miracles.
After a brief introduction, you will start a delightful tour, discovering the Duomo, Baptistery (you will attend to an echo demnostration), Camposanto with its Roman remains and amazing medieval and renaissance frescoes, and the leaning Bell Tower!
-After that you will have a delicious lunch in a family run Trattoria
Proceeding through the historic centre, with a stop at the 'Square of the knights' and visit of a ceramic workshop; then entering Borgo Stretto with its Renaissance porticos and buildings, you will see Galileo Galilei's home, the market square (fruits and veg), old bakeries and pastryshops (according to your interests and wishes, you might stop for either a drink or a taste of local 'focaccia bread' /sweets). A visit of a local goldsmith workshop (she makes unique beautiful Jwelry) it is mandatory! within the end of the tour you will wonder through narrow alleys and small squares to reach the beautiful Lungarni!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Piazza Daniele Manin, by the main arch way to the 'Field of Miracles'
End location: Piazza Garibaldi, on the right bank of the Arno river
Duration: 6 hours
Note: if you wish to start from the train Station, Martina can create a customized tour for you.
Besides, a bike tour can be arranged, too! Do not hesitate to contact me for more details!
-6h private guided tour with your Licensed Tour Guide Martina
-Skip the line tickets to the Baptistery+CampoSanto
-Reservation service and skip the line tickets to the Leaning Tower
-A taste of either typical local cake (winter/fall) or artisanal organic gelato (spring/summer)!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - lunch
food and drinks; lunch;
•I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.