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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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Pisa tourist route planner.
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  • Got there, bought a ticket and was heading up the tower within 20 minutes. Buy tickets at the museum on the right - big red building. 18€ for the tower. 
  • Italian symbol, one of many. But always stood out due to its uniqueness. The square where is is awesome.
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  • Notice the beauty of white marble, the refinement of every detail of the decoration and construction. A symbol for the city and the whole nation!
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  • Visited the Tower and was pleasantly surprised. The architecture around the grounds is amazing and authentic. Definitely worth a visit and would recommend taking the walk up if you're happy to pay for the pass(around €18) as you truly appreciate the "lean" when walking up and at the top. The cathedral in the same grounds is a free tour and worth checking out too.
  • The experience was quite interesting! It is a very interesting piece of tower because a tower that it is about to lean makes it elusive! Even thought when I went and it was raining, I still don't mind, most of all, I went there to see it. I automatically ignore the rain! Recommend this for people who likes interesting towers!
  • It's so cool to see it. Climbing up feels very weird. Definitely get a ticket to go upstairs. Besides the view is good on top.
  • You've got to go just to say that you went. I was in Florence and it took me less than half a day to make it to Pisa (1 hr train each way for $10 each way) and walk to the Tower (approx 15-20 min walk at a good pace) from the train station. If you happen to be in Florence, checking out the Leaning Tower is a doable excursion. Add it to your list. I wish I could have spent more time in the city of Pisa, which is quite charming.
  • We visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa with a bus tour from Florence. It was about an hour drive but who would complain with the amazing scenery of the Tuscany region. You can access the tower and get to the top for great pictures but we didn't do it. The actual location is great but i would say after an hour maximum we were ready to go. Still recommend it though if you're in the vicinity.