3.11 mi

Elevation gain

3 ft

Technical difficulty


Elevation loss

3 ft

Max elevation

44 ft


75 5

Min elevation

21 ft

Trail type


Moving time

one hour 7 minutes


one hour 24 minutes




October 13, 2018


October 2018
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44 ft
21 ft
3.11 mi

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near Pisa, Toscana (Italia)

A quick walk from Pisa central train station to the know monuments (Pisa tower and cathedral). On the way back to the station, there is a long beautiful pedestrian street (Corso Italia) where you can find lot of stores, restaurants and coffee shops.
Waypoints information were taken from the "Pisa" phone application (i highly recommend this app if you want detailed info about the main attractions).

Stazione Pisa Centrale

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  • Photo of Stazione Pisa Centrale

Vittorio Emanuele II

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Religious site

Santa Maria della Spina

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  • Photo of Santa Maria della Spina
  • Photo of Santa Maria della Spina
Santa Maria della Spina is a small church in the Italian city of Pisa. The church, erected around 1230 in the Pisan Gothic style, and enlarged after 1325, was originally known as Santa Maria di Pontenovo for the newer bridge that existed nearby, collapsed in the 15th century, and was never rebuilt. The name of della Spina derives from the presence of a thorn, putatively part of the crown of thorns placed on Christ during his Passion and Crucifixion. The relic was brought to this church in 1333. In 1871 the church was dismantled and rebuilt on a higher level due to dangerous infiltration of water from the Arno river. The church was altered in the process, however, and John Ruskin, who visited Pisa in 1872, was outraged about the restoration. The church of Santa Maria della Spina has always been administered by the city, except for short interruptions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when it fell to the responsibility of the local hospital.

Arno river

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Religious site

Saint Nicholas church

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Church San Nicola is mentioned for the first time, together with the annexed convent, in 1097. In 1297-1313 the Augustinians enlarged it, perhaps under design by Giovanni Pisano . In the 17th century the edifice was restored with the addition of altars and the Sacrament Chapel by Matteo Nigetti (1614). The façade features pilaster strips, blind arches and lozenges, and is decorated with 12th century intarsia. The interior houses the panels of Madonna with Child (by Matteo Traini, 14th century) and of St. Nicholas Saving Pisa from the Plague (15th century), canvases by Giovanni Stefano Marucelli and Giovanni Biliverti, a Crucifix by Giovanni Pisano, a Madonna with Child by Nino Pisano and an Annunciation by Francesco di Valdambrino. A covered passage connects the church to the Torre De Cantone and, from it, to the Palazzo delle Vedove: it was used by the Medici gentlewoman residing in the latter to reach the church without walking in the streets.

Botanical garden

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Leaning Pisa tower

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  • Photo of Leaning Pisa tower
  • Photo of Leaning Pisa tower
The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply the Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa ) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt. It is situated behind Pisa's cathedral and is the third oldest structure in the city's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo), after the cathedral and the Pisa Baptistry. The tower's tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The height of the tower is 55.86m from the ground on the low side and 56.67m on the high side. The width of the walls at the base is 2.44m. Its weight is estimated at 14500metric ton. The tower has 296 or 294 steps; the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase. Prior to restoration work performed between 1990 and 2001, the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but the tower now leans at about 3.99 degrees. This means the top of the tower is displaced horizontally 3.9m from the centre.
Religious site

Pisa cathedral

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Pisa Cathedral is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, Italy. It is a notable example of Romanesque architecture, in particular the style known as Pisan Romanesque. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Pisa.
Religious site

Church of Christ

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  • Photo of Church of Christ
Large round Romanesque dome with many sculptured decorations and a fine view up top; climb this if you want a great view with the Leaning Tower visible in your photos. Arabic-style pavement, pulpit by Nicola Pisano (father of Giovanni), and fine octagonal font. At regular intervals, the ticket-checker-guard at the entrance comes into the baptistery and gives an audio-treat of echo-effect. The guard shouts out few sounds which when echoed sound like pure beautiful music. You can also cast your inhibitions to the wind, stand by the wall, and sing long notes that turn into chords by yourself, as the echoes go round and round the dome of the building.

Souvenir shop

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Piazza dei cavalieri

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  • Photo of Piazza dei cavalieri
The Knights’ Square is a landmark in Pisa, Italy, and the second main square of the city. This square was the political centre in medieval Pisa. After the middle of 16th century the square became the headquarters of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen. Now it is a centre of education, being the main house of the Scuola Normale di Pisa, a higher learning institution part of the University.
Information point

Statue of Cozimo I

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Shopping and Coffee shops

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Piazza Garibaldi

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Named for a famous Italian leader instrumental to the formation of an Italian nation early in the 20th century.

Ponte di Mezzo

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Corso Italia

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Pedestrian street

Statue of Nicolas Pizano

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1 comment

  • Photo of ducastelcb

    ducastelcb Sep 22, 2019

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Bel itinéraire permettant de découvrir les principales curiosités de cette jolie ville. Nous avons prolongé la visite en faisant le tour des remparts (3km).

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