Pisa audio tour: Pisa’s Mysteries and Crimes: From the Square of Miracles to the Arno River

Pisa’s Mysteries and Crimes: From the Square of Miracles to the Arno River

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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1.2mi

About the Tour

Tired of the same cookie-cutter Leaning Tower of Pisa tours? Join me on this walking tour where I’ll unveil Pisa’s history, including the crimes and mysteries surrounding the city’s most famous landmarks.

Along the way, I’ll introduce you to some of the characters that shaped the city, including the heroic teenager Kinzica de Sismondi, the hungry Count Ugolino, and the builder behind the Leaning Tower itself Bonanno Pisano. I’ll also show you Pisa’s famous as well as its lesser-known monuments in the Square of Miracles and the Piazza dei Cavalieri and share the (mostly) bloody events behind these landmarks.

Some prefer to explore the city’s alleys after sundown to embrace its creepier side, so take your pick!

Tour Producer

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Lucy Lopardo

My name is Lucy and I was born and raised in Caracas – Venezuela. With just 21 years I left my country to explore a new life in Italy and I stayed, in love with all its beauty.

After a few years I discovered a hidden passion and after studying A LOT, I became a certified tour guide.

The best part of my job? knowing people from the whole world, share stories and laughing togheter during the tours.

My purpose is to guide you through this paradise called Tuscany, to let you feel the emotion that I felt the first time that I saw the Leaning Tower (still happens today), to be part of history walking through the stone streets where the Medici family passed and eating traditional dishes in an outdoor square, isn’t it fascinating?

Major Landmarks

  • Piazza dei Cavalieri

  • Piazza Duomo

  • Piazza delle Vettovaglie

Directions to Starting Point

Follow the directions for "Piazza dei Miracoli" where the leaning tower is. The starting point is in the big old entrance door of the city.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

You can visit the "Opera del Duomo" Museum with all the original pieces of art that belongs to the Cathedral, the monuments of the Square of Miracles (Cathedral, Cemetery and Baptistery) and of course the leaning tower.

In any "forno" (bakery) stop and buy a piece of "Cecina", the focaccia made of chickpeas that I talk about during the tour.

Have an "aperitivo" drink like Negroni in Borgo Stretto, specifically in the bar "Salsa"

Best time of day

I suggest you wait for the sunset or in any case when it is dark to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere. However, if you plan on making a few stops along the way, then please check their closing times.

Precautions

Beware of pickpockets. Keep an eye on your belongings.

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Pisa’s Mysteries and Crimes: From the Square of Miracles to the Arno River