Diese Buchung über Viator war der volle Flopp. Zunächst hätten wir gerne einen Vormittagstermin gewünscht, aber nur einen Nachmittagstermin zugewiesen bekommen. So haben wir dann bereits vor dem geplanten Treffen mit dem CAF-Client uns Tickets für das Baptisterium, bei dem auch der Dom dabei war, gekauft, weil dieses leider nicht im Viator-Ticket inkludiert war. Bei der Kassa erfuhren wir, dass das Ticket für den Turm dort 18 fast die Hälfte gekostet hätte und wir damit um 16:45 auf den Turm steigen hätten können. Um 16:20 waren wir zur vereinbarten Zeit, am vereinbarten Platz und warteten verunsichert mit ca. einem Dutzend anderer Touristen auf den CAF-Client, die dann erst um ca. halb 5 kam, sich nicht einmal für die Verspätung entschuldigte und uns die Tickets, auf denen auch der Preis von 18 zu sehen war, in die Hand drückte und das war's. Wir durften dann erst um 17 Uhr auf den Turm steigen und haben uns verärgert gefragt, warum wir für die Unannehmlichkeiten 14 pro Person mehr zahlen mussten.
It was great to visit Pisa but didn't like how we had to get our tickets. First off, we didn't like the fact that we had to meet someone at the corner of a street we didn't know. The street name was not visible on the building. We had to pretty much find a needle in a haystack. It was so busy there. Once we finally found the guy with our tickets we had no choice but to take the time they gave us. We landed up waiting another couple of hours before we could go up. They are pretty strict there only allowing a certain amount of people up every 15 minutes. Once you get to the top of Pisa though the view is amazing. BTW...they don't allow any bags or backpacks so make sure you check your items in the building that is straight across from the tower first before standing in line. You can also purchase your tickets there which I think we should have done. All in all, I wasn't that impressed. The building doesn't look so authentic anymore.
This is a must for anyone visiting Pisa. The meeting point and agent was easy to find and he was friendly. The walk up the tower was brilliant. The staircase for the first few flights really bank to one side depending which side of the tower you are. It eases off the higher you go. You also get to visit the Duomo with your ticket after you have been up the tower.
These are just tickets to the Leaning Tower and Cathedral and is not a tour. There is a secure car park approx 5 minutes away Parcheggio di Piazza dei Miracoli which charged us 6.00 Euros from 3.30pm until 5.45pm so 2 Euros per hour - also once you pay you have to exit within 9 mts. Our guide was located just in front of the leaning tower at Via Santa Maria. The climb to the top was easy and took us less than 5 mts. They say the steps are slippers but they weren't for me in my Nike's. Most steps have a groove in them and you can secure your foot on it. Easy climb! I did it with my vertigo! The climb up is a bit claustrophobic if you are one. I'm not, so didn't feel a thing. With these tickets, the entrance time we got was 5pm so we had to wait. There are many restaurants just opposite the leaning tower so we had tea taking on the majestic views. We also visited the Cathedral which was beautiful!!
Please remember not to walk on the grass while you are here as it's considered disrespectful. Also the toilets are approx 80 cents per entry. I didn't go in so can't say if they were clean.
The view from the top of the tower are phenomenal!!! I felt the money was worth it :-
Expect a LOT of people if you go in August!
What I would change-
Have the entrance times a bit closer as I felt that 5pm was cutting it a bit too fine, especially since the entry closes at 6pm sharp
The CAF lady was at the agreed location by 4:20pm with our ticket. But we had been in Pisa for a day by then and on enquiry could have bought tickets on the day for an earlier session and for much cheaper than that bought on line. Would also have liked more information at time of booking that you have to leave handbags, backpacks etc at ground level. All in all a marvellous experience. Loved Pisa.