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Piazza dei Miracoli

Piazza dei Miracoli

Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa, 56126

The Basics

Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), also known as Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), attracts throngs of visitors snapping pictures of the Leaning Tower, but the square is home to much more than this iconic landmark. The magnificent Duomo and baptistery are splendid examples of Pisan Romanesque architecture, the Monumental Cemetery (Camposanto Monumentale) is home to a pretty central courtyard and 14th-century frescoes, and the Opera del Duomo Museum holds an important collection of religious art.

This public square is one of the most popular destinations in Tuscany and is very crowded in the summer. Booking a skip-the-line Piazza dei Miracoli tour ahead of time helps avoid a long wait and enjoy priority admission to the cathedral, baptistery, and bell tower. Consider a Leaning Tower family tour if traveling with kids, or pair your Piazza dei Miracoli visit with a walking or bike tour of Pisa’s other attractions.

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Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
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$42.66 per adult
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Had the most wonderful time! Julio...
Had the most wonderful time! Julio our tour guide was FANTASTIC! Full of knowledge and good humour. We were entertained the entire trip. This half day tour gave us plenty of time to explore Pisa and miracle square. Pick up and meeting times are all very clear and easy to follow. Highly recommend!
Jaimi S, Oct 2017

Recent reviews from experiences in Pisa

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Overall a good tour and good guide...
Rajbir S, Aug 2017
Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
Overall a good tour and good guide. Guide was very informative and gave enough time to all during the visit also. Only thing I didn't like that guide brought us next to Mc Donald's and asked to find place for toilets. And then you pay for using restrooms. No public toilets!
star-5
This was the best tour we had in...
BAILEY H, May 2017
Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
This was the best tour we had in Italy! Transportation was first class and guides were very professional, spoke English well, and were sensitive to the needs of the individuals and the group. This was a great way to experience Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli as well as see some of the beautiful countryside between Florence and Pisa.
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What a great tour! This was a half...
Val, Dec 2017
Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
What a great tour! This was a half day tour which was perfect for us we would highly recommend this tour. The guide you get once you get to Pisa is so friendly and informative you won't be disappointed. We purchased the add-on to climb the tower and if you can physically do it I would recommend.
star-5
Excellent tour. Good commentary and...
W J B, May 2016
Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
Excellent tour. Good commentary and bus trip.I wanted to go but my wife was not so, but when she arrived loved it! It was a little longer than expected.
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Tour guide was informative and...
Eric M, Oct 2016
Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
Tour guide was informative and communicated meeting points and times effectively so nobody was left behind. Tour was well organized and seemed like just the right amount of time.
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The guide was both hilarious and...
mrgwathney, Mar 2017
Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
The guide was both hilarious and entertaining. The experience was simply breath taking and well worth it!
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The tour guide was excellent. I highly...
Gerardo G, Sep 2016
Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
The tour guide was excellent. I highly recommend it.
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Be careful that you follow the...
stejohn, Jul 2017
Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli Half-Day Tour from Florence
Be careful that you follow the directions for the meeting place, as many tours leave from close locations. This trip was neat. The local tour guide part of Pisa was short, but informative. The tour goes into John the Baptist's church and shoulders need to be covered, though they will give you a paper shawl if you are wearing a tank top. The climb up the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower was awesome. You can definitely feel that is leans on one side as you ascend the stairs. All purses and bagseverything except a camera have to be left in a free locker, so save yourself the time standing in line to store them and don't even bring them. On this tour, we had about 30 minutes to look around on our own before climbing the tower. This was not enough time to see the graveyard, but maybe if we didn't have to wait to store our stuff? We used the time to take pictures holding up the tower - everyone does it, and you will not get the perfect shot because there are too many people, but it was still fun. Bring water, there is not much shade. If it is available, I would climb the tower, because it won't be an option forever due to the lean of the structure. I would recommend this tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Even if you don’t have tickets to visit the cathedral complex, you can stroll through Piazza dei Miracoli to view the Duomo and Leaning Tower from outside.

  • Ticketed visitors can use the restrooms and store bags and luggage in the cloakroom for free.

  • The square is a large lawn area closed to traffic, so a safe place for kids to play.

  • A number of restaurants and cafés are located around the perimeter of the square.

  • Piazza dei Miracoli is accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

Piazza dei Miracoli is about 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) north of the Pisa train station across the River Arno, about a 20-minute walk through the historical center of Pisa. Buses 4 and 21 run between the station and the square.

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When to Get There

The piazza and the cathedral complex are most crowded from late morning through the afternoon. The best time to tour is in the early morning before the throngs of daily visitors arrive.

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The Duomo Complex in Piazza dei Miracoli

Pisa’s vast Duomo complex is made up of a number of sights and buildings. In addition to the cathedral, baptistery, and bell tower, visitors can tour the Monumental Cemetery. The complex’s two museums are the Sinopie Museum, which holds preparatory sketches for the cathedral’s frescoes, and the Opera del Duomo Museum, with a collection of works of art that once decorated the Duomo and baptistery.

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