While in La Spezia, you can make a short day trip to Pisa and take in all the sights and sounds of this beautiful city with a guided walk. You'll learn about Piazza die Miracoli and your entrance ticket to the famous Leaning Tower is included!
After your cruise ship ports in La Spezia, you will need to take the free pier shuttle from the pier to the terminal. Upon meeting the Pisa Sightseeing Excursion staff, you will board your air-conditioned coach for a short 60-minute drive to Pisa. While onboard, you will enjoy free Wi-Fi, assistance in English and Spanish, and receive a free map for your own personal use.
Once you arrive in Pisa you will have approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to explore this beautiful city. The Pisa shore excursion guide will accompany you to discover the ancient walls of the city of Porta Santa Maria. From here you will be able to admire Piazza dei Miracoli, which means Plaza or Field of Miracles, and all the famous monuments of this square: the Tower of Pisa, the Cathedral, the Baptistry, and much more. The first building constructed at Piazza dei Miracoli was the cathedral or Duomo di Pisa, which rests on a white marble pavement. The next building added was the baptistery, which is just west of the dome. After that work on the campanile began and even before it was completed the cemetery, Campo Santo, was built.
After your Pisa walking excursion from La Spezia cruise port with your guide, you'll have the opportunity to enter the Tower of Pisa (an entrance fee is included). The tower is one of the four buildings that make up the cathedral complex in Pisa. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is more accurately or simply referred to as the Tower of Pisa. It's the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of this Italian city. Even though it is only a third as high as the Washington Monument, it was a miracle of medieval engineering and was probably one of the tallest bell towers in Europe. With 207 columns ranging around eight stories, the tower looks like a massive wedding cake knocked clumsy over by a giant guest. Tower stands at 60 meters and until 1990 was leaning at about a 10-degree angle, which is the result of an unstable foundation. Save time waiting in line by booking your entrance ticket ahead now!
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If time allows, you'll have free time to explore a little bit more on your own. When your Pisa excursion time comes to an end, you will meet the bus at the prearranged spot and return back to the meeting point where you can continue sightseeing on your own if time allows or return to your La Spezia cruise ship terminal.
A great guided walking shore excursion from La Spezia through Pisa that includes your entrance ticket to the world famous Leaning Tower!