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Leaning Tower

This famous tower is structurally sound enough to allow visitors to climb to the top and enjoy panoramic views of the red roofs Pisa and its surrounds.

Photograph and climb to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Europe’s most famous structures and one of Italy’s national icons. The tower was built to serve as the campanile to the Duomo behind it, although its awkward leaning angle has caused the tower to upstage the cathedral. Once you’ve taken your photographs, explore the rest of the Piazza dei Miracoli to learn about the history and architecture of the Leaning Tower and its neighbouring buildings.

If you think that the Leaning Tower looks precarious today, consider that it used to sit sat at an angle more than double its current pitch of 3.99 degrees. Crafty engineering brought about the reduction in tilt. As a result, it is completely safe to climb to the top of the tower today, despite the soft soil beneath it.

You’ll most likely have to wait in a long queue to access the tower. Use this time to marvel at the Piazza dei Miracoli’s other structures. Once you’ve reached the entrance, attend a short introduction to the tower to learn more about its history and design.

Before ascending the 296 steps up to the viewing platform, you must leave your larger belongings in storage on the ground floor. Make sure not to leave your camera behind, since the view from the top of the tower is worth documenting. See the Duomo stretched out beneath you in the midst of the lawns of the Piazza dei Miracoli. Look out over Pisa and see the mountains on the horizon to the east.

Climb down to the eighth floor to see the medieval bells of the campanile. Strange animal statues decorate the tower’s lower floors.

The Leaning Tower lies in Pisa’s historic centre. Reach it on foot from anywhere within the city or by bus or car from further out. Drivers can park securely for a fee on Via Pietrasantina, which lies within a short walk of the piazza.

The tower is open daily. Buy tickets at the door or purchase them in advance online. Bundle tickets are available that will get you into multiple Pisa attractions at a discount.

Popular Activities for your Leaning Tower Holiday

You don't have to stay in swanky hotels or fly at the pointy end of the plane to have an unforgettable holiday. Just throw yourself into all the fun things you can do while you're there!

This place has plenty of activities on offer. Here are some ideas to kick off your trip to Leaning Tower:

For a full range of ideas, take a look at our Leaning Tower things to do page.

There are loads of fun ways to get a feel for Leaning Tower. Here are some of some of the top ones:

For even more activities, have a look at our Pisa things to do page.


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