Cruise Port Guides: Pisa Italy – Pisa is not a cruise port but is only 30 minutes away from the cruise port of Livorno in Italy.
Livorno is the cruise port to visit Pisa or Florence and is normally a port on a Mediterranean cruise.
The question is; what is there to see in Pisa, Italy? Is it worth visiting? If you have never been, it is worth going.
The best way to see Pisa is to on a tour, take the train or get a taxi.
Cruise Port Guides – What is there to see in Pisa?
Pisa is a city that is famous for the Leaning Tower of Pisa. At the site of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it is a walled area that is called the ‘Field of Miracles’ that consists of:
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Pisa Cathedral
Cruise Port Guides: How to See Pisa in Italy
There are many tours from the cruise line or privately, that can be guided or on your own (that are really just transport to and from Pisa).
You can see everything in a morning or an afternoon, including going inside each building.
If you would like to go up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it is best to either prebook tickets or go on an organised tour, as there are only a limited amount of tickets for each day.
You can buy tickets on the day, but there is no guarantee there will be tickets for that day.
To go into Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery, you need to purchase tickets at the ticket office on site. If you are on an organised tour to go inside each building that will be included in your tour and will save you time.
Climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa
When I went to Pisa this time I was able to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I had previously been over ten years ago and at the time, no one was able to go up the tower as it was dangerous.
So, I took my chance and walked up 251 steps to the top of the tower.
My morning tour included a quick guided tour of Field of Miracles, then time on our own to walk around and take photos and given an allocated time to go up the tower.
This tour did not include going inside the Cathedral or Baptistery, but you had time to purchase a ticket and go inside quickly. I had previously been inside both and they are absolutely beautiful, so worth doing.
You cannot take bags up the tower, only a bottle of water, camera/phone and wallet. There are lockers at the ticket office you can store your bags, for a fee.
What is it like climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
Once in the tower, there is one narrow spiral staircase with 251 steps to the top.
In the parts that are leaning, it gives you a strange dizzy feeling and becomes harder to walk up.
Once you get to the top the view of the Field of Miracles, looking over the cathedral, baptistery and the city of Pisa it is spectacular.
Walking down the tower is easier than going up, but still a little dizzy!
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- Weather: May – September 20*C – 30*C
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Italian
- What to wear: Comfortable flat shoes for walking up the leaning tower.
- What to bring: Bottle of water and a camera/phone.
I hope this article has given you ideas for visiting Pisa, for your next cruise that includes the port of Livorno in Italy.
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