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Leaning Tower of Pisa: World-famous bell tower in Piazza dei Miracoli

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa - a landmark that is known worldwide for its unique leaning. This whimsical bell tower sits majestically on the Piazza dei Miracoli in the charming city of Pisa and is an absolute must-see for any traveler to Italy. The Piazza dei Miracoli itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place of incomparable historical significance.

With the Florence City Pass, you have the opportunity to visit this fascinating tower for free. It's the perfect opportunity to explore this iconic sight without breaking the bank.

Historical: Why is the Leaning Tower of Pisa leaning?

Pisa Tower: Symbol of Human Persistence and Unyielding Will

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Italy's most famous landmarks, carries within its history a fascinating challenge that has defined its name and its tilt. Construction of this impressive bell tower began in 1173 and was initially intended to be an upright tower adorning the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa.

However, problems arose early on during the construction process. The unstable soil on which the tower was built proved to be extremely challenging. Due to this soil condition, the tower began to lean to the side, and the builders found themselves facing an unprecedented challenge. Despite all efforts to correct the tilt, the tower seemed to yield to the relentless force of gravity.

Over the centuries, several attempts to remedy the lean proved unsuccessful. The Leaning Tower of Pisa became an unmistakable symbol of human perseverance and the unyielding will to save an architectural masterpiece.

It wasn't until the end of the 20th century that a team of engineers and architects finally found the right solution. Restoration work carried out between 1990 and 2001 stabilized the tower at its current characteristic tilt of 5.5 degrees. This remarkable achievement of modern engineering not only preserved Italy's cultural heritage but also gave the Leaning Tower of Pisa a new significance as a symbol of human determination and triumph over the forces of nature.

Thus, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is not only an architectural masterpiece but also a monument to the endurance and ingenuity of those who faced the challenge of preserving and safeguarding it.

A Brief Historical Overview of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was constructed in the 12th century as a bell tower for the neighboring Pisa Cathedral, known as the "Duomo di Pisa." Work on the tower commenced in the year 1173 under the guidance of the master builder Bonanno Pisano.

The primary purpose of the tower was to house an impressive bell for the Pisa Cathedral while simultaneously serving as a symbol of the wealth and power of the city of Pisa. At that time, Pisa was a significant maritime republic and sought to showcase its glory through the construction of this imposing tower.


Highlights of Your Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

  • Preferred "Skip-the-Line" entrance ticket
  • 58-meter-high bell tower made of white marble
  • 8 stories that can be explored
  • Located on the Piazza dei Miracoli (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Pisa
  • One of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy
  • Unique tilted structure that has made it famous
  • Opportunity to climb the leaning stairs to the top
  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the city of Pisa from above
  • Surrounded by other magnificent buildings such as the Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Cemetery
  • An unforgettable experience that captures the beauty of Pisa


Opening Hours of the Leaning Tower

Entry Ticket for the Leaning Tower with "Skip the Line": 

Daily: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, entry every 15 minutes.


Where can I pick up my ticket for the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Please collect your ticket for the Leaning Tower of Pisa at the Slow Tour Tuscany office.

Address of the pickup location: Lungarno Acciaiuoli 10, 50122 Florence.

Opening hours of the pickup office: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Emergency contact number: +39 331 2557223

After you have picked up your ticket, you can decide flexibly when to visit the tower and Pisa.


Terms of Use

  • When visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa and taking advantage of the unique opportunity to climb the steps inside the tower and reach the top, we would like to inform you of some important terms of use:
  • Ticket: The ticket to visit the Pisa Tower is included for Florence City Pass customers.
  • Time Required: Climbing the steps inside the tower and reaching the top typically takes about half an hour.
  • Time on the Top: Once you reach the top of the tower, you can spend half an hour there. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of the city of Pisa and its surroundings, take photos, and experience the unique perspective.
  • Return to the Entrance: After enjoying the top of the tower, you will be asked to return to the entrance. This is done for organizational reasons to ensure that the next group of visitors has the opportunity to climb and experience the tower. Please respect this instruction to ensure a smooth experience for all visitors.
  • Safety Instructions: Please prioritize your safety and the safety of others during the ascent and descent. Follow the instructions of the on-site staff and adhere to safety regulations.



Directions to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

If you are arriving in Pisa by train, the train will arrive at Pisa Centrale, the main train station in Pisa.

From the train station, you can reach the Leaning Tower of Pisa by foot in approximately 20 minutes.


Address of Pisa Tower

Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy

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