Who hasn't wished to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa? As we walk through the beautiful city centre, just like the locals do on a daily basis, we learn a little about the city’s millennial history, its past glory and later transformation into a modern university town, before we reach the famous Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) with its famed Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery and, of course, the most famous belltower in the world.
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Straddling the river Arno (the very same that flows through Florence) we get an introduction into the history of Pisa, an ancient Maritime Republic as far back as the Early Middle Ages.
The charming narrow street by the name of Borgo Stretto takes us through some of the most ancient part of town, going back as far as the ancient Roman settlement, traces of which we can still see along the way.
Named after the Knights of the Order of Saint Stephen, a military-religious order created by the Medici Grand Dukes to defend the maritime trade routes, the square has some masterpieces of late Renaissance architecture, among them the Palazzo della Carovana, which today is the seat of a famous centre of post-graduate studies, the Scuola Normale Superiore.
The culmination is obviously the Field of Miracles which we will see from a variety of perspectives, in order to capture the almost unbelievable sight of the leaning tower in all its glory. Lastly, a few minutes for Q & A before wrap-up.
Included in the price is the guide's fee. The fee is for a total of 3 separate devices (laptops, tablets, iPads) No extras are necessary as this is a virtual live tour. You are required to have a good internet connection and a basic knowledge of the Zoom platform.
No need for transportation. Your guide does the walking.
This is a Live Streaming Online tour. All you need to do is follow the sign-up instructions, then sit back and enjoy the tour. Dress code is easy: wear your best smile.
I would recommend Manolis to any American desiring to get the most out of a trip to Florence and Tuscany. He is a native English speaker, so no accent, but has lived and studied in Florence for many years. We wanted to get out of Florence for a few days, and Manolis not only designed a tour, but found us a driver who was almost as wonderful as he. He was a wonderful leader to our family group, which included young adults visiting for the first time. Prior to our visit, he worked extra hard to recommend hotels and thought about how the tours would go. Our 3 days included a half-day tour of the Uffizi which he personally guided and made the museum reservations for us. We spent an additional two days visiting cities outside Florence, including Siena, Pisa and San Gimignano. He recommended a few additions which turned out to be the highlight of our tour. I would work with him again in a minute.
Thank you for your kind appreciation. It was a pleasure for me to be your guide. I’m lucky you sought me and I’m privileged to be showing such lovely places. Stay safe.
A very interesting route with explanations outside the tourist circuit. Curiosities and secrets revealed! This is exactly what we were waiting for! Thank you!
Thank you for your words and for the thumbs up from all of you.