Leaning Tower Of PisaCurrently Closed
- Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39050-835011
- Ticket Price: 18 EUR
- Tags: Landmark, Tower, Architecture , Observation Deck
Leaning Tower Of Pisa - Review
A part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the wonders of the world and an architectural anomaly, welcome to the Leaning Tower of Pisa! The Tower or La Torre pendent di Pisa as it’s locally known, has captured the hearts and imaginations of people all across the globe. Its 3.97 degree tilt has resulted in this freestanding bell tower being one of the most recognizable structures on the planet. You’ll remember seeing this tower in countless movies, cartoons and postcards. In fact, its image appears in many, if not most, cases when Italy is alluded to.
It all started in 1172, when the first few stones were purchased. The true architect of the tower is debatable and this confusion isn’t surprising since it took more than three centuries to build it. Construction started in 1173 but by 1178, the tower’s weak 3 meter deep foundation started to give way and one side began to sink into the soft, marshy soil. Due to the constant wars Pisa was engaged in with its neighbors, construction stopped for the next hundred years. After construction resumed, it had to halt yet again due to the Battle of Meloria. It was finally complete in 1372. 14,500 tons of white marble, spanning 8 stories all styled in Gothic and Romanesque designs finally stood proudly, albeit at an angle.
This tower is a third of Pisa’s Cathedral Complex, and the entire square was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. The tower itself has seen war as well as scientific developments, making it a symbol of Italy- both old and new. In a quirky twist, the battles that caused the construction to cease, saved the building as it allowed the weak sub soil to settle, before the other stories were added. This may be the first instance where war has done some good! The tower is also the point from where Galileo conducted numerous scientific experiments. During the Second World War, German troops used the tower as a look out but were discovered by the American troops. In what probably seemed like an actual miracle, the Germans were left untouched, because the beauty of the tower stopped the Americans from destroying it!
Today, thousands are drawn to the beautiful seaside town of Pisa just to see this tower in real life. You can rent a tandem bike and cycle around the square, while families and friends lounge on the lush grasses. It’s become a tradition to take a picture pretending to push over or hold up the tower and as clichéd as that is, it’s still fun! Climb up the tower and divide your time trying to hike up and stop yourself from falling over during the same climb! If you’re able to get to the top, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of the entire area. You can also visit the nearby museum and then enjoy a delicious meal at one of the nearby restaurants, while the tower lights up and glows against the night sky.
Leaning Tower Of Pisa Information
- You can arrange for a guided tour of Pisa, which will include the entire cathedral square.
- Street vendors will provide you an enormous range of trinkets and items to commemorate your visit.
- Visit the museum next to the tower to bite into a slice of Italian history.
- The tower lights up at night, making it a perfect photo opportunity.
- Carry water as it gets quite hot during the summer months.
- It’s extremely crowded in the square, so be prepared.
- The walk up the tower is quite exhausting so be prepared for that as well.
Leaning Tower Of Pisa Ticket Prices
- Admission to the Leaning Tower is either 15€, or 17€ if you reserve a timed slot in advance. Children 7 and under are not permitted.
Leaning Tower Of Pisa Hours
- Timings vary according to the season.
How To reach Leaning Tower Of Pisa by Public Transport
- Bus numbers 21 and 4
- The train station is also nearby.
Restaurants Near Leaning Tower Of Pisa
- Il Toscana (Italian/Moderate)
- Le Repubbliche Marinare (Seafood, Italian)
- Osteria Bernardo (American)
- Osteriadei Cavalieri (Italian/Expensive)
- Ristoro Al VecchioTeatro (Italian/Moderate)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Leaning Tower Of Pisa
95% of people who visit Pisa include Leaning Tower Of Pisa in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
44.63% of people start their Leaning Tower Of Pisa visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Leaning Tower Of Pisa
58.61% of people prefer walking in order to reach Leaning Tower Of Pisa
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Leaning Tower Of Pisa, Pisa Reviews
A very beautiful landmark located at Pisa near Florence. This landmark is rich with history. A very well maintained place for tourists. This place is very clean and green at the same time. If you are planning to visit Florence, you cannot simply miss to plan a tour for visiting this place. The scenery was very beautiful. The weather was pleasant;it was made possible to produce a good quality of photos.
Place was beautiful a true tourist site I recommend going here. The line to go to the top of the tower wasn't bad at all. When you get to the top the views are amazing. I would compare it to the Eiffel tower. This definitely caught me off guard. Also bring comfortable walking shoes or sneakers because unlike the Eiffel tower there's no elevator and that walk to the top is no joke. Bring you camera also because the pictures from the top to the bottom are very spectacular. Enjoy....
This was one of my favorite parts on of my trip to Italy. The area is very cute & once you get there, the leaning tower almost looks fake. It’s actually leaning so much! It was really cool to see it in real life. It was also funny seeing all the tourists around trying to take that iconic photo holding up the tower. The price to go inside was actually not too bad and going inside was really fun...expect to climb a lot of stairs...but not too many. Walking up was an experience, you can feel that the tower was leaning as you walk up so it’s a bit like walking in a fun house.
Very touristy. The place is nice and and we all know it so very famous that’s why you have to expect tons of people! (diff nationalities) It’s a bit of a walk from the nearest parking lot.. do bring your bottled water! 😊 and don’t forget to apply your sunblock! You’ll pass by some small souvenir stores along the way (nearer to the parking area) and small restaurants. You can buy your water and snacks here... as it’s nice to have a small pick nick on the grass facing the tower. This place is far from other tourist spots and its a bit of a detour... but i guess if you have extra time on your holiday this place is one of the MUST visit when you’re in Italy. We didn’t spend a lot of time here as there’s not much thing to do and it’s small.. It’s just really taking photos of the tower and mesmerizing the beauty of its architecture. And oh! please don’t give way to other tourists so they can take a nice photo of the tower like yours!
Pisa is a very old town. We parked in the underground parking 10 mins away and walked. Very nice to see the leaning tower and walk around. Other monument nearby to see. Must definitely take the horse and carriage ride it cost us 45euros for 4 adults and 1 child. The guide was very well spoken in English and showed us some interesting places in Pisa. Went into local restaurant for pizza 👍Excellent food.