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Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa

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Must see · World heritage site · Observation Deck · Architectural Building
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. PutLeaning 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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  • I got lucky stopping in the town of Pisa. My train back from Venice had an hour between trains when we arrived in Pisa. Getting there takes about 9-10mins by car of 22-23 mins on foot. My girlfriend.....  more »
  • Terrible overrated mass tourist trap. Possibly the ugliest place in terms of hospitality and tourist harrasment. Watch who you talk to and keep your hand on your pocket. Plan only a drive by of an...  more »
  • But still great to go visit once in your lifetime. Very clean ...looks like it was recently scrubbed clean... would have been nice to see it looking a little older. Very busy on a hot summers day.  more »
  • The leaning tower of Pisa has become a famous icon of Italy. We visited it in 2014 on our trip to Europe. As is the case with many monumental places in Italy, we had to park our bus far from the place. We took a second bus till the entrance of the leaning tower. There are lots of stalls outside selling souvenirs and leather items. From the entrance you can see the leaning tower and other structures enclosed by a high wall from all the sides. There are other structures around the leaning tower which has also stunning Italian architecture. I think all the structures including the leaning tower are made of marble, which can be found in plenty in Italy. The campus of leaning tower is very large to fit hundreds of people. It can be very hot on a sunny and dry day in Italy. But in the shades of the marble structures you really can feel cooler. It was great to see this monument once included in the seven wonders of the world. 👌🏼👍🏻
  • Amazing structure with fantastic landscaping. Maintained like brand new structure, as you will not find any damage or any cracks in anywhere! Best monument to take photos and ideal time to take it between 4 - 6 pm. Easily you can spend two to three hours in this place. Outside lots of small souvenir shops are available. We reached this place from Florence by train and from station to here by bus, which is very convenient.
  • Mandatory photo stop. Trust me when I say "pick pockets" are operating and your response is "It will not happen to me". I find your "lack of faith disturbing." Italy's number one tourist is Chinese, followed by American. Unfortunately the tourists are sheep waiting to be fleeced by "pick pockets" of their valuables. Where the tourists are, it is a magnet for pick pockets. Everywhere we go they Italian authorities are issuing audio warnings, so they know it themselves that it is a major problem. The Italian military and police are near important monuments but they can't be everywhere. Good for the tourist not so much for the pick pocket. On a crowded bus to Pisa a pick pocket was operating and stole a tourist's wallet. They need 3 seconds max. Already have witnessed it in operation myself. As soon as they stole the wallet they jumped off the bus straight away. Men or women does not matter. Have experienced it myself at a bus terminal. You need eyes in the back of your head to see them coming. They operate with lightening speed and move in a flash. Two Chinese women were their next target. It is hard to say if they are operating in teams. In sniper shooting they have a spotter and a shooter. If I'm correct they work in teams, second person is the distraction. It is so brazen they operate with impunity. Then they disappear amongst the crowd.
  • It is a really amazing monument that is full of architectural grandeur. The monument looks very beautiful and is surrounded by a large number of other beautiful monuments. The whole region is full of art, history and architecture. You can also find some musicians playing near the entry. The entry price is reasonable. You will need at least half a day to cover all the monuments. The pictures are simply great during the evenings or on cloudy days though. It is better to carry your drinks and eatables with you. It was a nice experience visiting this place with family.
  • Very nice monument! It's worth going to the top of the tower. The ticket costs 18 Euros and is worth the buck. You get a good bird's eye view of the city neighborhood from the top of the tower. The steps to climb up are pretty steep and you can feel the inclination as you climb up. A good experience overall!

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