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Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa

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Must see · World heritage site · Observation Deck · Architectural Building
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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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  • Enjoyed seeing the leaning tower and adjoining duomo and cathedral, highlight of Pisa. Don’t climb the tower if you have Virtigo. 
    Enjoyed seeing the leaning tower and adjoining duomo and cathedral, highlight of Pisa. Don’t climb the tower if you have Virtigo.  more »
  • I was unable to climb the tower, but while walking along the Duomo complex, you'll see people lined up against the railing doing their silly poses at the tower. The most common among them was the... 
    I was unable to climb the tower, but while walking along the Duomo complex, you'll see people lined up against the railing doing their silly poses at the tower. The most common among them was the...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, everything is close to the next attraction. Of course, a lot of people trying to take the typical picture, but you can manage to get good shots away from others. Nice coffee shops to have a snack or an amazing ice cream. Remember to buy tickets in advance, all attractions have different times and there are some restrictions in regards to age (do your research).
  • What an amazing site!!!! First, I saw it very quickly when I was in the train. Then when I went out from the train and was heading to the site, I saw the top of the tower! What a feeling!! Just amazing! It’s among the most impressive things I ever seen in my life! All people go there to visit the tower but you should absolutely visit the whole site: the cathedral, the museum etc… because each one of them is a must see site. I loved this place and would definitely come back during my next visit to Tuscany.

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