Leaning Tower of Pisa is known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side. For a rewarding view, climb to the top. Designed to stand upright but built with a faulty foundation on unstable soil, this freestanding bell tower began to lean long before construction was finished. The tilt gradually increased until the structure was stabilized. The leaning was partially corrected by massive restoration efforts in the 20th century. Tilting precariously for centuries, the top of the tower has been displaced about 4 m (13 ft) from where it would be if the structure were perfectly vertical. Climbing the tower requires a reservation-based ticket, best purchased well in advance to avoid a wait. You can buy a same-day ticket that allows you to enter at a specific time, usually one to two hours after the purchase time. Put Leaning Tower of Pisa into our Pisa itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa Reviews
Wenn man schon in der Nähe von Pisa ist, dann sollte man sich auch das Wahrzeichen angucken. Ich hatte mir den Turm jedoch größer vorgestellt und auch den Platz imposanter. Es wirkte dann doch sehr kl... more »If you are already near Pisa, then you should also look at the landmark. However, I had imagined the tower bigger and also the place more imposing. It seemed very small, the more fascinating the crowds before it. Funny is what photo creations are created there. We weren't on the tower, we were looking. We parked in a guarded parking lot about 400m away. Was ok .
Leave NOTHING in your car, YOUR car locks WILL be picked and your luggage or belongings will be gone through or completely stolen. Parking around pisa for several kilometers is not safe. BEWARE the ro... more »
We visited this historical place during our last year Italy trip. It was a wonderful experience, visiting this leaning tower. Lot's of photography done and enjoyed. We also went there again in the morning for a long run. It was a serene unique experience in all. Place is clean and well maintained. Security is very strict. It was really nice to be there twice. Feels like we should visit again.
The leaning tower of Pisa is so beautiful that I spent and entire evening here! With beautiful domes surrounding the building, you can spend a good 5-6 hours here, especially if you’re into photography. I’d recommend visiting in the evening to see the tower during day, sunset and night. I didn’t really climb up the tower since I was lazy after a long day. But, it’s be a fun walk up the tower, I guess! It’s slant changed my perspective of perfection and now everything in my room is askew! 🙂
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