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Sights in Pisa

Besides viewing the tower (and maybe climbing it), what are the key items to see at the Field of Miracles? Anyone climb the tower and feel it was worth the $15 euro to do so?

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Kay, because we did not purchase our tickets until we got there, our tour time was three hours later. There was no line to wait in to purchase the tickets and we didn't have to wait in line to get in the tower. You get a reserved time to go up the tower. If you can purchase the tickets online, that would probably be a better option especially if you know what day you want to go there.

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We loved climbing the tower. The view from the top offered some great photos for my memory book. Imagine that you are walking on the stairs that are a part of history. think of the people that climbed before you! The tower offers a difference experience because of the way it leans ---you feel like you are on a ship at sea....

In the Field of Miracles there is also the main church and the Bapistry to see. Other than that, like the other poster stated, you take a photo "holding" up the tower. Or shop at the cheesy gift stands that surround the area.

When we are in Italy, we climb to the top of every tower we can....we've done this in Florence, Siena, San Gimiginano, Milan, Bologna, Lucca....it's worth it, do it. Someday this experience will be closed to the public. I want to be able to say I did it, and have that memory, and photos of the experience to share with my kids and grandkids that may never be able to be there, or do what I've done.

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Thanks for your replies and opinions. I read of all of Rick Steves' material on Pisa but I really like to hear personal opinions on the sights. I am thinking differently about walking in the historical steps of time.

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If you buy a combo ticket, you can walk through the Duomo and the Baptistery before your assigned time to walk the tower. A security guard in the Baptistery demonstrates the amazing acoustics every half hour. The tower was definitely worth the 15 euros. Have fun!

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Thanks, Denise, for the specific hints and for addressing whether the 15 euros is worth the tower hike. Did you buy or make your reservation before going to Italy?

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Here's an extended discussion, had here in the past, of what to see in Pisa, in addition to the leaning tower:

click here