Walking through Pisa’s history

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Alberto
Quality Verified Registered on February 18, 2020

Hello! My name is Alberto, i'm an official tour guide in Tuscany, i have a degree in History and this has been my job for the last five years, and i love it! I’m proud of my Tuscanian origins, and I would love to share my passion for art and history with you.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Pisa is not just the Leaning Tower, it is much more!

The walking tour begins in Vittorio Emanuele II square, and it ends up in Piazza dei Miracoli (literally Square of Miracles), where the Leaning Tower is located. 

We will start our tour with some modern art, we will see the famous murales by the legendary pop artist Keith Haring. Then we will visit Loggia dei Banchi, and we’ ll talk about the costumes and traditions of Pisa.  Later we will cross the river on the most famous bridge Ponte di Mezzo and we will explore the old streets of Borgo Stretto, with it's typical shops and cafes, and we'll discover the heart of Pisa: Piazza delle Vettovaglie.  

Later we will visit Piazza dei Cavalieri, with a focus on the Medici family, and then continue to Piazza dei Miracoli, where we will talk about the architectural masterpieces of the Medieval period.

This square will make you travel through time, as we talk about the enormous power and influence of the Maritime Republic of Pisa in the past; we will start with the history of the Duomo, then the Baptistery, and last but not least the Leaning Tower. 

During our walk we will also talk about the typical food of Pisa, and I will give you some tips about my favorite places :)

What are you waiting for? Let's go!

The tour lasts 2 hours. 

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you-want walking tour, which means that it is completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give € 10 , others give give  € 50, you choose the price!

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  • Meeting point:
    Pisa Centrale, Piazza della Stazione,...
    Pisa Centrale, Piazza della Stazione, 56125 Pisa PI, Italy
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    The meeting point it's in the middle of Vittorio Emanuele II square, close to the statue

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Maroš 23 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Alberto was amazing. It felt like walking around with a friend. He was super informative and fun. Highly recommend taking his tour!
gabr... 09 Nov 2022
Thank you Alberto for discovering Pisa together
Cindy 31 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Alberto was a terrific guide. He not only showed us Pisa, but also shared details about Tuscanny and Italy and how Pisa fits in.
George 27 Oct 2022
Great guide, great experience.
Ivan 26 Oct 2022
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Great tour. Totally worth it. Full of information but not boring at all. Places and recommend are really good too.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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