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“Iconic place to see, most moving and impressive.”

Piazza dei Miracoli
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US$16.70*
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Pisa Guided Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 209 things to do in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Miracoli! Gabriele D’Annunzio effectively condenses the wonder and admiration that catch whoever visits the Duomo Square of Pisa.
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Just go, it's easy. Get a ticket to get to the top of the tower; it's a lot of steps, take your time and a drink, it is well worth it the view is extraordinary. Do what 99% of the people of the planet Earth will never get the opportunity of doing. Much more attractive now that the souvenier market has been shunted to outside the gate portal. Plenty of local eateries to sit and ponder on the magnificence of it all. Two local car parks, or local streets short walk away with blue zone ticket parking, it's not a rip off to park there. Just go. My second visit.

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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

A breathtaking jewel in Italy's crown. Impossible to describe even with the best photos. We missed the opening hours of the Duomo but the Baptistry and Tower were more than enough to delight us.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We arrived at the Pisa Central Station and followed Rick Steve’s Pisa Walk from his Italy guidebook. I read from it in sections as we walked along at a leisurely pace toward the Field of Miracles. He says this walk from the train station shows the “other” side of Pisa that many tourists miss, in their quest to beat feet to the Field of Miracles. With the University of Pisa located here, the place is teeming with young people. Take your time and enjoy the ambiance because…

Rick Steves is right in that you can “do” the part of Pisa everyone thinks about – The Field of Miracles – in a half-day, if you want. When you arrive at the south entrance (if you’ve come up from the central train station as we did), go to the buildings straight across from you, on the other side of the Leaning Tower. That’s where you’ll buy your ticket. (If all you want to do is tour the cathedral and view the Leaning Tower, you won't even need a ticket. Mere viewing is free and so is entrance to the cathedral.)

I guess we’ve seen just way too many cathedrals because we couldn’t get too excited about the cathedral itself. And as Rick Steves says, if you’re not into heights there’s not much reason to pay to climb the bell tower, a.k.a., the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, because the view isn’t all that great.

Our vote is for the Baptistry, which contains a huge octagonal baptistry large enough to immerse several people at the same time. Rick Steves says full immersion baptism was a “medieval custom.” Apparently, he doesn’t know that thousands of evangelical Christians still practice full immersion, as demonstrated in Acts 8 (New Testament portion of The Bible).

This building has amazing acoustics; make a sound and it echoes for ten seconds. Every half hour, the security guard at the front entrance, closes the doors, stands in the middle by the baptistry, sings three tones in ten seconds, and harmonizes with himself! (For an even more sublime experience, climb to the top and hear it from there.) Experts think the 15th century architects intended this building to function as a place for concerts, as well as a baptistry.

We really wanted to see the Museum of the Sinopias, but that part of our combo ticket got punched somehow without our actually seeing it. Pay attention when the attendants punch your ticket! By the time we realized this, we were physically and psychologically “done.”

If we’d been based in Pisa instead of Florence, I think we’d have taken more time at the Field of Miracles and the rest of Pisa’s sights. I wish I’d known this when I scheduled our hotels for only Florence and Rome on this 2017 trip.

3  Thank Teresa B
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

It is such a beautiful place to take a walk and enjoy the beautiful frescoes. This is an open air mausoleum so you can take your time if the weather is nice.

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Miracle Square gets a bad rap, but it's mainly from the mobs of foreign tourists taking disrespectful rigged selfies (Italians hate this) as they pretend they're holding the Tower of Pisa up behind them. Ignore them and visit the Field of Miracles for its other significant buildings.The Baptistery (also leaning, but not as severely) is famous for its swinging chandelier that inspired scientists to make discoveries about pendulums and gravity. The Duomo Cathedral next door and Camposanto Cemetery behind have many historical elements and artwork, too. A cantor inside illustrates the bulding's unique echo.

As befits a huge tourist site, the pickpockets are rampant here. It was the only place a member of our tour group had his passport and credit cards stolen by the gangs of roaming thieves.Police aren't much protection amongst all the street vendors hawking umbrellas, scarves, and rain ponchos when the weather's bad.

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