Evening: Ponte Al Mare, Pisa
"Within the surface of the fleeting river The wrinkled image of the city lay, Immovably unquiet, and forever It trembles, but it never fades away; Go to the . . . You, being changed, will find it then as now." − Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet
Pisa is best known as the home of the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa, the most famous free-standing bell tower in the world. Situated at the junction of the Arno and Serchio Rivers in Western Tuscany, Pisa has been an important Italian seaside city throughout history. Its prestigious university, 12th century city walls, 16th century palaces and mansions, numerous museums and notable architecture combine to make Pisa a distinctly appealing city to visit.
Along our walking tour we will visit Cavalieri Square which is home to Scuola Normale Superiore, the school which Napoleon founded in 1810. We will walk through the Square of Miracles to visit Pisa's most well-known landmarks: the Duomo, the legendary Leaning Tower, the Baptistery of St. John and the colossal Cemetery of Pisa known as the Camposanto. You will be able to indulge in the lush landscape and intricate layout of the piazza while taking in the artistry and history of frescoes and tombs. Our guide will share the impact these masterpieces of medieval architecture had on Italy, and show you some of the most incredible masterworks of sculptures and frescoes around this magical city.