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Pisa Baptistery (Battistero) Tours

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Pisa Baptistery (Battistero)
Pisa’s Leaning Tower may be more famous, but the nearby baptistery (battistero) is equally captivating. Clad in white marble with intricately carved rows of Romanesque and Gothic arches and a cupcake dome, the baptistery is one of the essential sights in the city’s UNESCO-listed cathedral (duomo) complex.
 
The Basics
An excellent example of Pisan Romanesque architecture, the Pisa’s Baptistery (Battistero) sits just outside the cathedral (duomo) on the Field of Miracles (Piazza dei Miracoli). Inside, you can admire the beautifully carved pulpit by Nicola Pisano and ornate marble baptismal font, and then climb the stairs to the gallery for a bird’s-eye view. While on the gallery, try out the building’s remarkable acoustics by whispering sweet nothings beneath the dome.
 
The duomo complex is one of the most popular destinations in Tuscany and can be very crowded in the summer. Booking a skip-the-line Pisa tour in advance is essential to avoid a long wait at the ticket office and ensure a time slot to visit the cathedral, baptistery, and bell tower. Consider a small-group tour to see the highlights of Pisa, or a Leaning Tower family tour if you’re traveling with kids.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Visitors with tickets 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 baptistery is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • You must wear modest attire covering shoulders and knees to enter the church and baptistery.
 
How to Get There
The Piazza dei Miracoli is about 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) north of the Pisa train station, across the River Arno, and there are trains from Rome, Florence, and Venice each day. From the station, you can walk through the historic center of Pisa to the Field of Miracles (Piazza dei Miracoli), or you can take a bus from the station.
 
When to Get There
The duomo complex is most crowded from late morning through the afternoon, so try to arrive in the early morning to enjoy the church, baptistery, and bell tower before the throngs of daily visitors arrive.
 
Other Sights in the Piazza dei Miracoli
In addition to seeing the baptistery, you can tour the cathedral, Leaning Tower, Monumental Cemetery (Camposanto Monumentale), and Sinopie Museum, which displays preparatory sketches for the cathedral’s frescoes. Visit the Duomo Opera Museum (Museo dell’Opera del Duomo) to see works of art removed from the cathedral and baptistery over the centuries.
Address: Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa 56126, Italy
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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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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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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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Square of Miracles guided tour with Leaning Tower ticket (option)

Square of Miracles guided tour with Leaning Tower ticket (option)

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The UNESCO–listed Piazza dei Miracoli, or Square of Miracles, boasts some of Pisa’s most impressive architecture—with hidden secrets dating back to the medieval era. On this tour, explore the square with your guide and hear the histories of top attractions including the historic Baptistery. Visit 12th-century Pisa Cathedral, and upgrade your tour to climb the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Pisa Private Walking Tour

Pisa Private Walking Tour

Visit one of the most famous squares in the world, Piazza dei Miracoli. You will discover why one of the most beautiful squares in the world is located in a city that is not one of the most important in Italy. This guided tour will allow you to discover all the monuments present in the Piazza dei Miracoli, the religious hub of the city, where the leaning tower, the cathedral, the baptistery and the Camposanto complete the medieval picture of the area. Discover the secrets of the Leaning Tower
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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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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$121.68
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Half Day Tour of Pisa — Private Tour

Half Day Tour of Pisa — Private Tour

Experience the incomparable beauty of Pisa – and climb the iconic Leaning Tower(!) – on this private Pisa Tour. Enjoy the company of a private guide, as you discover Pisa’s Square of Miracles on a relaxed stroll. Admire the beauty of Pisa’s unique Italian Gothic Cathedral and Baptistry, before you climb the Leaning Tower! Head to the top for an astonishing view of Pisa, and the white medieval monuments which make it such a beloved tourist attraction worldwide. Hear the remarkable history of Pisa’s riches: how it was once the ruling Naval power in Italy and a lively intellectual hub. See the incredible wealth which remains today in the Square of Miracles, including the richly decorated Cathedral and Baptistry. Stroll through the monumental cemetery to admire incredible sculptural graves of unfathomable beauty.
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  • 3 hours
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