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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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  • Really amazing piece of architecture. There is a vast garden which is very well maintained. The way it slants and yet holds up is the most gripping feature of the monument. There many other buildings as well. There is also a centre where you can watch an informative video about why the tower slants. It is also said that Galileo, the great scientist who invented the telescope, performed various experiments here.
  • Highly recommended. The town is lovely and peaceful with a laid back relaxing vibe. Good place to recharge and chill out after some extensive sight seeing of tower. Lots of tourists here so pretty busy and it gets difficult to find good picture spots but a very unique experience nevertheless. Must see!
  • I regret not climbing the tower. By the time we had gotten there, we had already walked about 20,000 steps, and I just couldn't justify going up another 284 up and 284 down, especially not for about $35/person. But I think it would have been worth it. Don't be cheap and lazy like me - climb the darn thing! I had a blast even though I didn't climb it. The architecture is stunning, and the story behind the tower itself is interesting, too! Don't worry, it's not going to fall over any time soon. Thanks to some solid engineering, this baby hasn't moved in 10 years - which is the least amount it's moved since being built! Also, the park is well manicured, and there some really neat things to do and see around Pisa outside of the Leaning Tower.
  • The town of Pisa itself is a lot more metropolitan than I thought and it was lovely walking through it to get to the tower. If you are staying in Florence definitely make a day trip to see it, it’s so easily accessible by train. It’s amazing and it’s one of those things you gotta see. It’s so surreal seeing it in person.
  • Busy but Worth It. Good luck trying to get a picture without someone else in your background, that's how busy these 3 monuments are. Everyone here is having fun though. The atmosphere is cheerful and bright. Tour guides are knowledgeable and friendly. It is worth paying for the tour. I went with a group, and also walked the location alone.
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