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Torre di Pisa, Pisa

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Torre di 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 Torre di 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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  • 8 March 2018 come to Pisa to see the Tower in our 8 years, but disappointed by the excessive fee that you have to pay to go up to the top. There are no discounts for children, all pay €18.00 (we have decided, reluctantly for our son, not to GIVE €54 the Opera della Primaziale Pisana) but with €16.00 in three (kids are free) we visited the Cathedral, the baptistery, the monumental cemetery and the Museo delle Sinopie. So to get on the DOME that we should pay? €180.00 and worth every dime.
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  • Campo dei miracoli overall wonderful, very disappointing the tower at night because it has a very low lighting.
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  • Visited by train from Florence. You could climb the buy tickets now for the end of February, people in sparsely populated. And the interior walls to tilt and spin while climbs the stairs are all white marble. The Sri did not feel quite dangerous since few people have told me to be careful. I think 10 minutes is worth the look is too famous that the leaning tower, the tower itself was nice.
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  • 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!
  • Beautiful spot, honestly the grounds here are the only thing worthwhile seeing in Pisa. For tourists on a budget, you can get away without climbing the tower - would definitely recommend that you take advantage of the free entry to the cathedral there though! You'll need to go into the ticket office to get an entrance time though. 100% worth the wait! It's stunning inside! Have fun!
  • Unbelievable, was truly impressed when you look at the construction and detail of the tower. Especially the difference in the columns and stones...look at the different colors and imagine what it took to make them and arrange them (stones) to make them make patterns symmetrically. But the leaning tower was just the beginning. As you start to look at the other structures it is simply astounding when you look at the details and size of these buildings. Truly awesome craftsmanship. Appreciate the detail and beauty then imagine the skill to design to build these truly incredible structures.
  • This is one of the wonders of the world. Go visit the whole area, and leave some money with the local restaurants. You won't regret it. Climb the tower - do it late evening, if you can, just before dusk. Night falls fast, and it is wonderful to hit the top of the tower at sunset. Linger a while, and walk carefully while walking down the steps.
  • Very organized. You'll need a ticket to get in the tower and climb up to the top. Tickets have time shown on it, and they are quite on time. Bags are not allowed in the Lean tower. Be sure to check your bags before going to the line. The view on top is fantastic. The step stones in the stair way may be slippery for some (the stone surface got polished after hundreds of years people walking on it), be careful! Great experience. Totally worth it!
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