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Audio tourPisa

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Pisa is a world-famous city for its Leaning Tower and for Galileo Galilei experiments. Situated in the Central Italy, in Tuscany, with the population less than 90 000 citizens every year the city attracts about 800 000 tourists from all over the world, including Italians themselves.
    The centre of Pisa is the most popular among the visitors, but once you arrive in the city to see the Leaning Tower you would discover many other historic places. Tourists usually even do not know about the huge heritage of Pisa – there are more than 20 historic churches, many of its palaces belonged to royal families, the bridges across the River Arno and the embankments are worth of seeing. Pisa gave a birth to a special architectural style called Pisan Romanesque, and after you visit the city churches you will surely become an expert.
    Till the middle of the XVIII century there was a special “Pisan calendar” and all the citizens celebrated New Year on the 25th of March. So, be attentive when you see solar calendars inside the churches of Pisa – most of them show the dates according to Pisan system of chronology. Recently the tradition to celebrate its own New Year was recreated in Pisa and the city has this special holiday every March.
    Not everyone knows that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is actually a bell tower, and that there are three campaniles in Pisa and all of them are leaning. No doubts that the most popular place in the city is the Square of Miracles (Piazza dei Miracoli) where the main sights are situated: The Cathedral (Duomo), The Leaning Tower (Bell tower), the Baptistry, The Cathedral Museum (il Museo dell’Opera del Duomo) and the Campo Santo (the monumental cemetery). It is worth noting that the Cathedral Museum is one of the most visitable museums in Italy.
    The importance of Pisa as a tourist centre is also proved by the presence of international airport that is called after the greatest Pisan physicist Galileo Galilei.It does not matter how you arrived to Pisa – by plane, by train or by car – you are undoubtedly advised to discover this city walking on foot!
    Apart from Galilei in Pisa also other famous personages were born – mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, painter Orazio Gentileschi, sculptor Andrea Pisano, poet and Nobel prize winner Giosuè Carducci.
    As Italy is also famous for its great cuisine and you are looking for the typical food in Pisa – you are advised to try grilled mullet from the mouth of the River Arno and also a bean flatbread (“cecina” in Italian). For the dessert in Pisa it is common to eat a cake called “torta co’ bischeri” with rice and chocolate pastry and the filling of rice, egg, comfit and nuts.
    We recommend you to start the tour on the main square of Pisa - the Square of Miracles, making the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo the last point here and continue exploring Pisa with our guide.

  3. 1 The Leaning Tower
  4. 2 The Cathedral (Duomo)
  5. 3 The Baptistry (Battistero)
  6. 4 The Campo Santo
  7. 5 Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  8. 6 Church of Santa Caterina
  9. 7 The House of Galileo Galilei
  10. 8 Church of San Michele in Borgo
  11. 9 Church of San Frediano
  12. 10 Square of Knights (Piazza dei Cavalieri)
  13. 11 The Botanical Garden
  14. 12 Church of San Nicola
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Pisa is a world-famous city for its Leaning Tower and for Galileo Galilei experiments. Situated in the Central Italy, in Tuscany, with the population less than 90 000 citizens every year the city attracts about 800 000 tourists from all over the world, including Italians themselves.
    The centre of Pisa is the most popular among the visitors, but once you arrive in the city to see the Leaning Tower you would discover many other historic places. Tourists usually even do not know about the huge heritage of Pisa – there are more than 20 historic churches, many of its palaces belonged to royal families, the bridges across the River Arno and the embankments are worth of seeing. Pisa gave a birth to a special architectural style called Pisan Romanesque, and after you visit the city churches you will surely become an expert.
    Till the middle of the XVIII century there was a special “Pisan calendar” and all the citizens celebrated New Year on the 25th of March. So, be attentive when you see solar calendars inside the churches of Pisa – most of them show the dates according to Pisan system of chronology. Recently the tradition to celebrate its own New Year was recreated in Pisa and the city has this special holiday every March.
    Not everyone knows that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is actually a bell tower, and that there are three campaniles in Pisa and all of them are leaning. No doubts that the most popular place in the city is the Square of Miracles (Piazza dei Miracoli) where the main sights are situated: The Cathedral (Duomo), The Leaning Tower (Bell tower), the Baptistry, The Cathedral Museum (il Museo dell’Opera del Duomo) and the Campo Santo (the monumental cemetery). It is worth noting that the Cathedral Museum is one of the most visitable museums in Italy.
    The importance of Pisa as a tourist centre is also proved by the presence of international airport that is called after the greatest Pisan physicist Galileo Galilei.It does not matter how you arrived to Pisa – by plane, by train or by car – you are undoubtedly advised to discover this city walking on foot!
    Apart from Galilei in Pisa also other famous personages were born – mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, painter Orazio Gentileschi, sculptor Andrea Pisano, poet and Nobel prize winner Giosuè Carducci.
    As Italy is also famous for its great cuisine and you are looking for the typical food in Pisa – you are advised to try grilled mullet from the mouth of the River Arno and also a bean flatbread (“cecina” in Italian). For the dessert in Pisa it is common to eat a cake called “torta co’ bischeri” with rice and chocolate pastry and the filling of rice, egg, comfit and nuts.
    We recommend you to start the tour on the main square of Pisa - the Square of Miracles, making the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo the last point here and continue exploring Pisa with our guide.

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  • Elly

    4 out of 5 rating 04-04-2019

    Mooie tour. Helaas niet in de Nederlandse taal. Dus ik heb niet alles begrepen.

  • Jasmina Nina Hukovic

    5 out of 5 rating 02-05-2016

    Nice!

  • hhdhrh

    5 out of 5 rating 11-30-2015

    fije de 33