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“True Character”
Review of Walking in Pisa

Walking in Pisa
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Cultural Walking Tour of Pisa with Leaning Tower of Pisa Entry Ticket
Ranked #9 of 38 Tours in Pisa
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Old but smartened up giving it a feeling of familiarity yet unexplored at every step. Don't expect a a modern cosmopolitan city, the pace of life is far more relaxed, rather Pisa is a character all of its own... beautiful buildings and historic plazas lined by little side streets and always feels unashamedly lived in: people going about life without fuss whilst crowds or tourists flow around their home.

As anyone who has been there can testify, Pisa is who she is.

Really good atmosphere and I would thoroughly recommend the local pizzerias and coffee bars (especially for crepes late in the evening). We were there over New Year 2012 and it was simply incredible. The turn of new year was accompanied by partying and fireworks across the city, everyone merged together and the feeling was electric. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Pisa was our last stop before we flew out of the Gallileo Airport in Pisa to return home. We arrived by train to PISA, took a taxi to our hotel; the AC Marriott Hotel which was very nice, checked in and wanted to walk to see the sites. It was a 2 mile walk and we were starving. We had a hard time finding somewhere to get a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon (not sure if was because of siesta or being a Sunday). As we got closer to the Piazza del Duomo, we found a great little outdoor cafe "Caffettera Dante" on a side street. The food and wine were very good and much appreciated. We then walked around all of the sites; Leaning Tower, Duomo and we were just amazed at the size of all of these buildings. It's incredible to think that the Leaning Tower has been leaning since the 1300's. I'm sure that we could have spent more time there, but an afternoon was perfect for us.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

It was nice to just walk at your own pace around pisa, you see so much more the stalls a little away from the tower are much cheaper to buy trinkets etc..and beware of the wal about sellers they can be a bit of a pest... if you walk down to the water there is a lovely little church called santa Maria Della spina and it is so pretty and well worth a look...if you cross the bridge you are in the shopping area with very nice shops, but mind the push bikes the riders are manic...there are some nice departmental stores there and all sorts of shops hidden around...

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Excursion from the Grand Princess . Expensive but very informative due to the very good guide.
Well worth a visit, it was on our bucket list, talking of listing, the tower certainly does that. There is quite a lot to see, and as time was short, we left the guide a little early and did our own thing. Could not go into the Basilica, as they were reheasing for something or other, but we sat, had a cup of coffee in the shadow of the tower and absorbed the atmosphere. Took many pictures, lends itself to doing this.
A must go too

1  Thank AliBabaLincs
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy. It is well known for the Piazza del Duomo ("Cathedral Square") also known as Piazza dei Miracoli ("Square of Miracles").

The Piazza del Duomo consists of the Duomo (the Cathedral), the Baptistry and the Camposanto Monumentale. Pisa is famous because of the leaning tower - the bell tower of the cathedral.

To explore the wonders of Pisa’s Miracle Square, first we visited the Catherdral, then the Baptistery and lastly the Famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The number of visitors allowed in the tower is very limited, and you need to book it in advance. Unfortunately, we could not enter the Pisan Romanesque style Cathedral and view the inside due to a special ceremony. We were able to visit the inside of the breathtaking circular Baptistery of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni). The portal of the Baptistery has two beautiful crafted columns. Finally, we went to Camposanto Monumentale - an old monumental cemetery. You can see a enormous collection of Roman Sarcophagi inside the building. The walls were once covered in frescoes about Life and Death, but most of them were destroyed during World War II. Now you can see some of them restored at their original locations.

If you want to discover Pisa’s Miracle Square, you need to spare at least half a day there. You can spend an entire day to see not only the Miracle Square, but also the surroundings that contain more than 20 other historic churches and various bridges across the River Arno.

You should keep your shoulders and knees covered when entering religious buildings. Comfortable shoes, water and a hat are recommended.

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