You should make your way to via Pietrasantina, 56122 Pisa for your Explore Pisa Segway Tour.
Your Segway tour starts with a 30 minutes’ orientation session (in English). Once you feel comfortable riding the Segway, you will start your journey to the historic center of town, accompanied by your English-speaking Segway Staff Escort.
As you visit all the important areas of Pisa , you can enjoy listening to the audio commentary, in English, through the headphones. And there will be plenty of opportunities to take photographs of all the wonderful places you see.
No more than eight people can take this the tour at any one time. This means you will have a much more personal experience of the city of Pisa than you would on a large tour. The tour is developed on pedestrian areas and bike lanes. You won't have to worry about traffic when riding.
Your route takes in the following highlights:
• Leaning Tower of Pisa: This world-famous structure is the campanile or freestanding bell tower of Pisa’s cathedral. It began to lean soon after construction began in 1173 because of poorly laid foundations and loose sandy subsoil. It is 55m (180 ft) tall and leans at an angle of 3.97 degrees from the vertical.
• Pisa Cathedral (Duomo): This medieval cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta (St Mary of the Assumption) is a magnificent example of Romanesque architecture.
• The Baptistry: Located near the Cathedral, this is the largest Baptistry in Italy. Constructed in marble, it shows an example of the transition from the Romanesque style to the Gothic.
• Piazza dei Cavalieri (The Knights’ Square): The political center of medieval Pisa. In the 16th century, the palace in the square became the headquarters of the Knights of St Stephen, whose role was to repel raids by the Turks. The elegant piazza now contains part of the University of Pisa.
• San Michele in Borgo: This church, originally attached to a Benedictine monastery, was built in the late 10th to early 11th century outside the walls of Pisa on the site of a Roman temple dedicated to the god Mars.
• Across the Arno: as you cross the Arno River you will see some splendid old buildings along the bank and catch lovely views of the city against a backdrop of the Tuscan hills.
• San Sepolcro: This mysterious church was built it for the Knights Templar in what was thought to be the shape of Christ's sepulcher.
• Santa Maria della Spina: This church is an exquisite example of Italian Gothic art and was originally known as “Santa Maria de Pontenovo”. It was renamed in 1333, when a thorn of Christ's crown (brought from the Holy Land by a Pisan merchant) was placed inside. ‘Spina’ means ‘thorn’.
At the end of your exciting Segway tour of Pisa you will be dropped off at the start point.