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Pisa Cathedral (Duomo) Tours

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Pisa Cathedral (Duomo)
Visitors flock to Pisa’s famous leaning tower, which is part of a magnificent cathedral complex centered around the 17th-century Duomo and adjacent baptistery. A splendid example of Pisan Romanesque architecture, the Duomo’s original and renovated elements include a splendid apse mosaic, ornate pulpit, golden coffered ceiling, and more.

The Basics
The Piazza del Duomo, more commonly known as the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), houses Pisa’s Duomo complex, one of Italy’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The original church was built in the 11th century, but a fire in 1595 destroyed most of the medieval art and architecture—though the rendering of St. John’s face by Cimabue in the apse mosaic and the ornately carved pulpit by Giovanni Pisano survived. A series of renovations over the subsequent centuries added the Latin-cross floor plan, galleried exterior topped with a small dome, bronze doors from the Giambologna school, rounded apse, and five interior naves with a forest of massive pillars rising to the gilded ceiling.

The walled Piazza dei Miracoli is one of the most popular destinations in Tuscany and can be very crowded during the summer months. Booking a skip-the-line Pisa tour ahead of time is essential to avoid a long wait at the ticket office and ensure a time slot to visit the cathedral of Pisa along with the campanile and battistero (baptistry) before closing time. Consider a small-group tour of this stunning complex, or a Leaning Tower family tour if traveling with kids. If you have time for a full-day tour, you can easily combine a Pisa visit with nearby Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, or other towns in Tuscany’s Chianti region.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ticketed visitors can use the Opera della Primaziale Pisana building’s restrooms and store bags and luggage in the cloakroom for free.
  • There are a number of restaurants and cafés located around the perimeter of the square.
  • The Duomo is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Piazza dei Miracoli is about one mile (1.5 kilometers) north of the Pisa train station across the River Arno. Trains run daily from Rome, Florence, and Venice. It is about a 20-minute walk through the historic center of Pisa to the Duomo, or you can take the No. 4 or No. 21 bus from the station.

When to Get There
The Duomo is most crowded from late morning through the afternoon, so try to arrive in the early morning to enjoy the square and its sights before the throngs of daily visitors arrive.

Other Sights in the Piazza dei Miracoli
In addition to the Duomo, visitors can tour the Camposanto Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery) and Sinopie Museum, which displays preparatory sketches for the cathedral’s frescoes. The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo (Duomo Opera Museum), founded in 1891, houses treasured works of art removed from the Duomo and baptistery for various reasons over the centuries.
Address: Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa 56126, Italy
Hours: Open daily
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17 Tours and Activities to Experience Pisa Cathedral (Duomo)

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Skip-the-line Leaning Tower of Pisa Guided Small-Group Tour

Skip-the-line Leaning Tower of Pisa Guided Small-Group Tour

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Italy’s most famous landmarks, so it’s no surprise that queues can be long. This 1-hour skip-the-line tour ensures you don’t waste any time, with a guided walking tour of the magnificent Piazza dei Miracoli, followed by priority access to climb the Leaning Tower.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Pisa Discovery Walking Tour with Leaning Tower Access

Private Pisa Discovery Walking Tour with Leaning Tower Access

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Italy’s most iconic landmarks. With millions of annual visitors, you probably spend more time waiting outside than exploring inside. This private tour offers skip-the-line access to the famous Leaning Tower and the gorgeous Cathedral, combined with a walking tour of highlights such as Piazza dei Miracoli, Piazza dei Cavalieri, and Piazza Arcivescovado as well as an optional lunch at a traditional trattoria.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$165.02
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Explore Pisa City with Skip-The-Line Leaning Tower Climbing

Explore Pisa City with Skip-The-Line Leaning Tower Climbing

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Explore Pisa without the hassle of planning on a walking tour of the city’s highlights, from the Square of Miracles to Pisa Cathedral. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and anecdotes about Pisa’s ancient history. Enjoy priority access to the Leaning Tower of Pisa with a skip-the-line admission ticket, allowing you to breeze past notoriously long entrance queues.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.00
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2.5-Hour Skip-the-Line Pisa and Leaning Tower Family Tour

2.5-Hour Skip-the-Line Pisa and Leaning Tower Family Tour

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Sightseeing with kids isn’t always easy, but this 2.5-hour small-group tour of Pisa is tailor-made for families. Your guide will keep the whole family entertained with quizzes, games, and interactive iPad displays to bring monuments like the Cathedral and Baptistery to life, plus you’ll enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, ensuring the kids don’t get bored waiting in the queue.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$232.65
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Pisa guided tour and Wine tasting with Leaning Tower ticket (option)

Pisa guided tour and Wine tasting with Leaning Tower ticket (option)

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Don’t just see the monuments of Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli, learn about them, too, during this guided walking tour. After discovering the best vantage points for photos and learning the history of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Baptistery, Camposanto cemetery, and Pisa Duomo, you’ll finish on a high note with a wine tasting near the square. You can even include a skip-the-line entrance ticket to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa, if you wish.
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  • 2 hours
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Pisa Segway Tour

Pisa Segway Tour

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Explore Pisa on this comprehensive 3-hour Segway tour. Led by a local guide, glide through the Piazza dei Miracoli to see the Duomo, Baptistery and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Check out where Galileo once studied at the Sapienza Palace and hear the history behind the Scuola Normale as you pass through Knights’ Square. Numbers are limited to eight people to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Best of Pisa Guided Walking Tour with Leaning Tower Entry Ticket

Best of Pisa Guided Walking Tour with Leaning Tower Entry Ticket

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Explore Pisa and get a unique look at the Leaning Tower on this exciting tour. After getting a photo trying to 'hold up' the Leaning Tower, discover the rest of Piazza dei Miracoli and the incredible cathedral that sits on the square. Then head back the Leaning Tower and climb it all the way to the top.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Pisa Guided Walking Tour in Miracoli Square

Pisa Guided Walking Tour in Miracoli Square

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Discover the sights of Pisa on an hour-long walking tour, and stop at the key sights to learn about their history. Check out the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Leaning Tower of Pisa as well as grandiose landmarks like the cathedral at Pisa and Campo Santo — the city’s monumental cemetery. Your informative guide will take you on a thorough guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments which are called “miracles” because of their incredible beauty and uniqueness.
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  • 1 hour
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Skip-the-Line Tour of Pisa Leaning Tower & City Highlights with Private Guide

Skip-the-Line Tour of Pisa Leaning Tower & City Highlights with Private Guide

Learn the fascinating history of the Ancient Maritime Republic of Pisa with your own private tour guide, and appreciate all that this intriguing Tuscan city has to offer. The city was developed around the gulfs of the Arno River, creating the beautiful Lungarni. Ducal buildings, Romanesque and Gothic style churches are situated above Medieval and Renaissance strongholds in Pisa.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Pisa 2 hour walking tour

Pisa 2 hour walking tour

Pisa, located in the Tuscan region of Italy, has more than 20 historic churches and several medieval palaces. This university town is renowned for its art and architectural treasures. Pisa has a lively street life and a vibrant cafe/bar scene. The famous Piazza dei Miracoli, or Miracles Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains the city’s most notorious sights. Its most famous, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, is a tilted bell tower that came to be as a result of poor construction. Today, tourists flock to the Leaning Tower for a glance at the unique structure. Feel free to climb the 300 steps to the top for a spectacular view of town. Another acclaimed monument is the Duomo Pisa, or the Pisa Cathedral. The medieval Roman Catholic cathedral, founded in 1064, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Pisa’s architectural gems. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, featured in Pisa Romanesque art, is also a notable sight worth exploring.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Pisa and Leaning Tower Guided Tour

Pisa and Leaning Tower Guided Tour

Climb to the top of Italy’s world-famous Leaning Tower with Skip The Line Tickets and take photographs of the stunning views of the surrounding areas. Explore the Piazza Dei Miracoli and the Pisa Cathedral Discover the treasures at the Cathedral of St.Mary of Assumption Learn the history of the Leaning Tower
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  • 1 hour
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Best of Pisa Private Walking Tour with local Food tasting AM or PM

Best of Pisa Private Walking Tour with local Food tasting AM or PM

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Pisa has more to offer than its famous Leaning Tower, but most tourists miss out on standout sights. Cover the ancient Tuscan city from top to bottom during this in-depth guided tour, which includes an exclusive gastronomy tasting of regional products. Marvel at 14th-century frescos, get priority access to the stunning cathedral, and see the tower featured in Dante’s Divine Comedy—all with detailed commentary from your private guide.
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Private Tour to Pisa and San Miniato from Florence

Private Tour to Pisa and San Miniato from Florence

The famous City with the Leaning Tower and the splendor of the monuments of the Piazza dei Miracoli as well the medieval village of San Miniato.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Pisa Discovery Walking Tour

Private Pisa Discovery Walking Tour

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Italy’s most iconic attractions and this private walking tour reveals the mysteries of the distinctive tower. Learn how the tower got its famous tilt, marvel the grand architecture of the Piazza dei Miracoli, and see landmarks like Palazzo Vescovile, Scuola Normale, and the Church of San Sisto.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Pisa Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Private Pisa Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Discover Pisa with your own private guide and visit the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa with a skip-the-line ticket. The UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts the crowds but your fast entry ticket lets you bypass its long general entrance line. Learn about the other monuments of Piazza dei Miracoli on a walking tour, and hear fun facts about Pisa’s history as you go.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Florence and Pisa Tour in Luxury Vehicle from La Spezia

Private Florence and Pisa Tour in Luxury Vehicle from La Spezia

Perfect for time-pressed travelers, this seamless, private tour introduces you to two of Italy’s highlight destinations in one day: scenic Pisa and history-saturated Florence. Meet your guide at your La Spezia cruise port or hotel, and travel in the comfort of a private Mercedes. Venture first to Pisa, where you can see UNESCO-listed marvels like its Leaning Tower. Next, continue to Florence: traveling by car enables you to see many of the city’s top attractions—including the Ponte Vecchio, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Santa Croce, and more—in one day.
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  • 9 hours
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Afternoon Skip-the-Line Leaning Tower with Square of Miracles visit

Afternoon Skip-the-Line Leaning Tower with Square of Miracles visit

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Explore Pisa without the hassle of planning on a tour of the area’s top highlights, from the Square of Miracles to the Pisa Cathedral. In addition to navigating, your guide offers background often unheard by visitors about the city’s history and culture. Cap the tour with a convenient skip-the-line admission ticket to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This tour is offered a range of departure times to fit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Pisa Cathedral (Duomo) hours of operation?
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Pisa Cathedral (Duomo) hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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