There are a number of different ways that you can get tickets to Pisa Tower. Depending on your trip and how you like to travel, you may choose to buy a ticket from a variety of different places. These include the official website, third-party ticket sites, purchasing a ticket at the ticket office, or joining a tour — all valid ways to gain entry to the iconic tower.
While you do not have to buy a ticket in advance of the day they plan on visiting, but it is highly recommended, particularly if you are visiting Pisa during the height of the tourist season (between March and October). If you haven’t secured your tickets to Pisa Tower in advance there may be a risk of not being able to access the tower on the day that you visit.
Let’s get started to see all of the different ways you can secure your Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets to visit this world-renowned landmark.
How To Get Tickets To Pisa Tower
Get your tickets to Pisa Tower via the official website
The first port of call to get Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets for many tourists will be the official website for the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This is actually the website for the Piazza dei Miracoli and all of the attractions within it, which include Pisa Cathedral and its Baptistry, Camposanto Cemetery, Opera del Duomo Museum, and the Sinopie Museum — and the tower, of course.
The official website is a recommended option as you won’t have to deal with any middlemen. One of the main bonuses of booking your Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets through the official website is that you won’t have to pay a booking fee. Tickets can be booked from up to 20 days prior to your visit.
There are mainly two kinds of tickets available from the official website for the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
You have the option of getting a single adult entry to the tower, which costs €20. This will also give you access to Pisa Cathedral.
A cumulative ticket to all of the sights within the Piazza dei Miracoli costs €27. This combination ticket gets you access to all the monuments within the square (including the tower, of course).
Reduced-price Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets are not actually available – even from the official website. Children have to pay the full price. Admission is free, however, for disabled visitors along with a single companion.
Children under the age of 8 are not allowed to enter and those aged 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Only 45 people at a time are allowed to access the tower. This means that tickets to Pisa Tower have to be booked for a pre-specified time-slot, which are every 15 minutes; the time-slot itself for getting up and down the tower is 35 minutes. You also must arrive on time for your time-slot, otherwise, you may end up missing out.
Payment for tickets purchased through the official website can only be made via a credit or debit card (Visa or Mastercard), and only in Euro. Once your tickets are purchased, they will be sent to the email address you supplied as a PDF attachment.
The system is quite flexible: you can cancel or rearrange your time-slot for the Tower of Pisa up until the day before your visit.
Although there’s not an audio guide available to the tower itself, Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets purchased online can also get you access to an audio guide for the Opera del Duomo Museum. This service is available in five languages: Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish. The audio tour lasts 90 minutes.
Get your tickets to Pisa Tower on a third-party booking site
There is a long list of third-party booking sites with a variety of options for the Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets. These include skip-the-line tickets and guided tours that involve entering the tower, too (more about that in a bit).
Of course, these tickets often cost a little more than the price of the tickets on the official website. There will be an agency booking fee added to the top of the final cost.
Don’t let that put you off though: there are definitely some advantages to booking through a third-party site. One of the main bonuses is the user-friendly experience on these sites. They’re built specifically to help people browse and book tickets and tours, and so make for a more easy-to-use experience than the official site.
Then there’s the customer service that is usually on offer. For example, using a third-party website gives you access to 24-hour help service in a variety of languages. You can also read reviews on third-party sites, written by previous customers which help you to choose the ticket option or tour that’s right for you.
Finally, another plus point of booking through a third-party site is that they might have more availability than what is shown on the official website. This can be particularly helpful in the case of last-minute tickets. This is because these companies often buy tickets in bulk.
Not only this, but you’ll also get things like flexible cancellation policies thrown in, too, in case you need to reschedule or cancel at the last moment.
My favorite third party booking sites for attractions tickets are GetYourGuide and Tiqets.
You can get your tickets to Pisa Tower on GetYourGuide here.
You can get Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets on Tiqets here.
Join a guided tour
A guided tour is one way to get not only a ticket to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but also to get a deeper insight into the world-famous landmark itself. There are all sorts of guided tours available, and these will often include the other sights in the Piazza dei Miracoli as part of the tour.
Prices of guided tours will vary considerably depending on what you choose and the size of the group.
The best way to choose the tour that’s right for you is to make sure you read reviews, and check any small print that may include hidden costs or booking fees.
There are several options to pick from on third party booking sites. My favorite ones are again GetYourGuide and Tiqets, but you can also book tours on Walks of Italy and Viator. Below are some great tours you may want to consider:
Pisa Cathedral Guided Tour and Optional Leaning Tower of Pisa Tickets – the most budget friendly option is this tour of Pisa Cathedral with the option of also climbing Pisa Tower.
Pisa: All-Inclusive Guided Tour with Optional Leaning Tower – this is the best reviewed tour that also goes to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It will take you to all the monuments of Piazza dei Miracoli. Keep in mind access to the Leaning Tower is an additional option so make sure to select it if you are keen.
Pisa: Guided City Tour with Optional Leaning Tower Ticket – another highly reviewed tour, a bit more inclusive than the previously mentioned one, that goes around Piazza dei Miracoli and the historic center of Pisa.
You don’t even have to be in Pisa to get a tour of the Leaning Tower itself. Some tours – such as this one – start in Florence and will arrange transport from elsewhere to the tower (and back again) — complete with paid-for transport and a knowledgeable guide.
Get a combination ticket
Another option to get attraction tickets in many cities is to purchase a tourist card, which gives you reduced-price access for transport and attractions across the city. Unfortunately, however, this is not the case for Pisa – there is no such thing as a Pisa Tourist Card.
But for those who want to see more than just the tower, the combination ticket for the multiple sights located around the Piazza dei Miracoli is a good choice. As mentioned above, the official site sells a combination ticket for all the attractions in the Piazza dei Miracoli, known as Complete + Tower Ticket. It costs €27.
This gives you access to all of the monuments in the square as well as the Leaning Tower of Pisa itself. Note, however, that you can only visit the tower on the day and timeslot that you specify; everything else, you can visit at your leisure (but only on the specified day).
Get your tickets to Pisa Tower in person
The final option to get your Pisa Tower tickets is to purchase them in person while you’re actually in the city. This may be a more risky option, as this is a very busy attraction — and you may have to wait in line for your ticket and for an available time slot — but it’s a good choice if you are unable to purchase tickets in advance online.
The box office for the Pisa Tower is on the Piazza dei Miracoli itself. If you buy your Pisa Tower tickets in person from the box office they cost only €15, but the time slots will be limited, and may not actually be available for the day you’re visiting. Lines are usually long, especially in high season, so this isn’t something I’d recommend unless you’re visiting Pisa on a spur-of-the-moment basis and even then ideally outside of the tourist season.
Other Useful Information
Official price of tickets to Pisa Tower
The official price for the Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets is €20. Tickets will also give you access to the Duomo of Pisa.
The price of combined tickets to Pisa Tower and all other attractions in Piazza dei Miracoli is €27. This gets you access to Pisa Cathedral, the Camposanto, the Baptistry, the Opera del Duomo Museum, and the Sinopie Museum, as well as the Leaning Tower.
There is no reduction in price for children (8 to 18 years old); they must have a full-price ticket and be accompanied by an adult. As I mentioned earlier, children aged under 8 may not enter.
Modifications to the reservation and refunds
There is a possibility for you to reschedule or cancel your reservation all the way up to the day before your planned visit. You will be unable to change or refund your timeslot on the day you arrive.
Disabled visitors and a companion may enter free of charge, inquiries for which must be made at least three days ahead of their visit.
Free visits for disabled are also limited to specific times of day — namely, before 10:00 am and after 7:00 pm (5:00 pm during low season). You have to present a suitable certificate (in English or Italian) to the cashier at the ticket office in order to get your free access.
Admission to Pisa Cathedral is free to anybody who buys a ticket for the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Pisa Tower opening hours
The tower is open every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from November through mid March; from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm in March; from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm from April until mid June, and in September and October; from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm from mid June to August included.
Is photography allowed?
Yes, photography is allowed both outside and within the Leaning Tower of Pisa. If you are engaging in professional photography or filming, however, then you will need the necessary authorization (contact through the official website or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Toilets and other facilities
Toilets that visitors can use are available in the vicinity of the Piazza dei Miracoli. These are only available for visitors with tickets to one of the sights in the square, however.
You can also find public toilets in the Piazza del Duomo, but only for a small fee. The toilets in the nearby branch of McDonald’s are often used by visitors; all you have to do is purchase a soft drink or something small in order to use them.
It’s a rather cramped space inside the tower, so any handbags, umbrellas, or backpacks must be left at the cloakroom, which is free for all visitors. This is located on the north side of the Piazza dei Miracoli. Even the smallest handbag or purse must be checked in at the cloakroom.
The advice on the official website is that you must go to the cloakroom 15 minutes before the allotted time printed on your tickets. There you’ll be allowed to stash your items in a numbered box and be given a corresponding badge. Make sure to keep hold of this badge as you’ll be unable to claim your items back without it.
The monuments in the Piazza dei Miracoli are all accessible to disabled visitors – ramps and lifts have been installed where possible. Here is a map that indicates accessible points around the square.
Note that going up the tower can be a challenge and is not recommended to visitors with muscular and cardiovascular disorders. If you have heart problems or previous medical issues may want to consider that it takes a considerable effort to ascend the 300-plus steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The Tower of Pisa is not accessible to people on wheel chairs.
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