OVERVIEW: A stroll through the Field of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower of Pisa is something all travelers to Italy must experience. A 30-minute drive delivers you to the Piazza where your guide will explain the significance of the surrounding, historic buildings. Then enjoy some free time to explore.
HIGHLIGHTS: Stroll the historic Field of Miracles and view the Leaning Tower, baptistery and cathedral.
NOTES: There is a 15 minute walk from the parking area to the Field of Miracles. Entry to the Leaning Tower, cathedral and baptistery are not included and you should bring Euros if you wish to visit them on your own.
A stroll through the Field of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower of Pisa is something all travelers to Italy must experience. A 30-minute drive delivers you to the piazza where your guide will explain the significance of the surrounding historic buildings. Then enjoy some free time to explore.
-Field of Miracles: Stroll the historic piazza surrounded by magnificent buildings
-Leaning Tower: View the incredible bell tower, the highlight of the Pisa experience
-Duomo and Baptistery: View these fascinating building (entrance fees are not included)
Experience the rich heritage of Tuscany during your visit to Pisa, one of the greatest trading and sea powers in the Mediterranean during the 11th century. Depart the port town of La Spezia for the 30-minute drive to Pisa. Upon arrival, take a short walk to the Field of Miracles, where you will see one of the world's most amazing sights, the Campanile, or Leaning Tower. This famous bell tower leans more than 16 feet out of the perpendicular! Efforts to stabilize the building are constantly made and the structure is under a continued monitoring process. Your guide will explain the significance of each of the magnificent buildings in the piazza. The facade of the cathedral is in the Tuscan-Romanesque style, but the striped black and white arches inside may have been inspired by Arabic design. The architecture of the circular baptistery is equally fascinating, Romanesque below and Gothic above. You'll have time at your leisure to explore with many photo opportunities around the Field of Miracles. Please note that entrance fees to the baptistery and cathedral are not included.
During the bus ride to Pisa, you will be provided with a map of Pisa and emergency contact numbers in the unlikely event you become separated from the group. Once in Pisa you will be provided with bottled water.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Camera and cash for shopping.
-Sun protection and sunglasses.
What to Wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes and light clothing are strongly recommended.
-Strict dress codes are enforced for religious sites and short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 mile over paved flat surfaces with 5 steps into the Cathedral and endure extended periods of standing and waiting.
-The walking distance between the Field of Miracles in Pisa and the parking area is approximately 15 minutes each way.
-An escort will accompany the coach to/from Pisa to answer questions. A local guide in Pisa will conduct the guided portion of the tour.
-Please note that you will not visit the interior of the Leaning Tower on this tour. The fee to enter the Tower is not included, but guests may purchase tickets on their own. Tickets have a specific entrance time and guests should be aware that this time may not be within your stay in Pisa.
-If you wish to independently visit the baptistery, the cathedral or Campo Santo, an admission fee is required, so plan to carry local currency (Euros) with you.
-The cathedral is closed on Sundays, during special events and mass services.
-Photography is not permitted inside the cathedral.