Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa
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It is called the Leaning Tower or the Tower of Pisa but actually it was never used for defending the city; it is part of the religious complex in the Duomo Square and acts as its bell tower. It played an active role in both human and divine timekeeping with its seven bells – one for each musical note – the largest of which, cast in 1655, weighs a full three and a half tonnes! It is known throughout the world for the beauty of its architecture, for its extraordinary tilt, which makes it an authentic miracle of statics, and for the fact that it stands in the universally renowned Piazza dei Miracoli, of which it is certainly the prize jewel. And this is why it is one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
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  • Natalie Poole
    Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit. Inexpensive. If climbing the Tower go early to book your time-slot (or online), otherwise pay when you get
    Everyone talks about the Tower as if it's the only thing that is there. There is much more. The Cathedral is just breathtaking as is the Cemetery. The museum is meh but the Duomo is spectacular on the outside but rather bland on the inside. Everyone says pre-book your tickets. This is only essential if you want to climb the tower. If not, you can queue and pay to see the other monuments alone. Each monument is €2 or a group ticket is €10 for all monuments except the tower. It's quite a walk from the train station but there are fixed rate fees for a taxi of €10.60 (correct at the time of this review). Well worth a visit. Hints: there are a number of restaurants and cafés but not enough to fee everyone who visits. If you want to save some dish, take a packed lunch and suy on the steps of the Cathedral or Duomo. There are no picnic benches.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 May 2023
  • travelsafer
    6,988 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The leaning tower of Pisa, Italy
    One of the most famous and iconic monuments of Italy, if the not the most famous of all. I'm glad that they moved the souvenir booths outside the Piazza years ago. Go early to avoid crowds.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 May 2023
  • heidimaria6
    Huissen, The Netherlands104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pisa day trip
    I think 1 day in Pisa is enough. It’s a pretty city, but the outskirts of Pisa are way more beautiful. We rented a car, and driving round the area was fantastic. We stayed half hour away, in a village called Morrona ! Amazing , stunning views. Excellent location to travel to vineyards, sight seeing, walks
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 June 2023
  • travelerM2889GP
    Churchville, Maryland78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Leaning tower of Pisa
    If in the area, this is a must see. Free to walk around grounds, absolutely beautiful! There is a fee if you wish to climb to the top of the tower (I did not). There is also a wall surrounding the premises that you can walk- best view from the wall. Small fee around 5 euros to access the wall. If you are afraid of heights, I would skip that.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 19 June 2023
  • sunseeker06
    196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Classic you have to do
    241 steps up and down (Same way) mean it get hot and sticky. Great views from the bell tower at the top. Timed tickets prevent it getting overrun and too busy. Very light security check on the way in. No bags at all are permitted so you much use the lockers first.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Puffin bear
    Manchester, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant
    We got a train there and expected it to be a quick trip, however there is loads to do. The tickets for everything but climbing the tower were only €10 each so it seemed silly not to. Cathedral is impressive, and in the baptistery one of the staff does an "echo demonstration" where he sings some notes for the echoing effect which is remarkable. There is a market just outside, selling souvenirs and clothes, and the town is interesting. The tower itself has an incredible lean on it, although it doesn't always show well in photos.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Thebates22
    Chester, United Kingdom1,994 contributions
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    Book early to avoid dissapointmant
    We visited this iconic landmark in June-23, the weather was hot which was great, and the whole area was extremely busy as we expected. Due to this being a short notice trip (booked 3 weeks before) we were unable to purchase tickets to go up the tower and to be honest I think viewing it from outside was good enough, especially considering the queues we saw (top tip book early - really early). overall though the whole area of Piazza del Duomo was stunning, highly recommended to visit
    Visited June 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Ohtobeinsandiego
    California478 contributions
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    Use the Skip-the-Line Option and Show up at the appointed time
    Our tour guide arranged skip-the-line tickets. At our appointed time, we walked past all the folks in line and walked right in. Entering the tower on the ground floor is a little disconcerting since the floor is slanted at the angle the tower leans. And, the marble stairs have been worn down by all the foot traffic, so you should be careful climbing the stairs on the way up the tower. It's an amazing experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • wirley1066
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom141 contributions
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    A must see experience easily accessed by train
    A must experience if your staying nearby in Bologna (as we were) or Florence. We got the train from Bologna (changing at Florence). The site is a short 20 minutes walk from the train station with a few bars and restaurants on route and nice scenery with river. We booked tickets well in advance to get the times we wanted and visited all the sites offerings so made our visit feel worth it. There is also an open air market selling tacky things but the shops are quaint and authentic (this is tucked away over the back) the tower itself is really impressive and the impact when you walk round the corner gives you goosebumps. It's presence is rather like the Taj Mahal -surreal! I found it an odd sensation climbing the tower with it leaning to one side and I was a bit anxious coming down as someone held the qué up and did pull over in the passing point, I should have just politely requested they did instead of suffering in silence. I felt it was a must see sight and on the whole enjoyed it, in all we were there around 3 and half hours
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Gonzalo S
    San Jose, Costa Rica813 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place!
    This is an iconic place of Italy, many people around the world recognizes the leaning tower of Pisa as an icon of Italy. It is a great experience to climb the leaning stairs and watch the city from above. Highly recommended to go with a guide in order to take the best advantage on available time.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
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Steve D
Portsmouth, UK352 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I’d always wanted to visit Pisa but had never really been in range until we recently visited Florence with friends. We looked into booking an organised trip but decided to do our own thing and we were really glad we did!

We took the train from the main station Santa Maria Novella (SMN) and having done a bit of research decided to book our tickets on the day. There are plenty of ticket machines around the station, which conveniently translate into English, and we had no issues booking our tickets. We decided on single journeys as we didn’t want to commit to a return time.

When we arrived in Pisa, the tower complex is around 2km away, and we decided to take a taxi on the basis it cost 10 euros which for the four of us offered great value. You can take a bus if you prefer or walk if you feel up to it.

You don’t actually need a ticket to visit the tower and its surrounding buildings, only if you want to enter them. We booked our tickets online a few weeks ahead and opted for the access all area ticket, as we wanted to climb the tower and at 27 euros a person it offered great value. This gained us entry to, The Tower, The Cathedral, The Baptistery, The Camposanto, The Sinopie Museum.

You do need to book a time slot if you want to climb the tower, so we took the 9.50am train and arrived in plenty of time for our tower climb which was booked for 11.30am.

We spent around five hours here and enjoyed every bit of the day and had no issues finding a taxi back to the station and had a smooth return to Florence.
Written 19 May 2024
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creativestartravel
London, UK1,972 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Had a lovely visit to the Tower of Pisa, just before sunset is also recommended to capture the beautiful light. Purchase your tickets clearly especially if you're thinking of entering inside. The square is also nice to walk around and take photos.
Written 18 May 2024
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SwingKiwi64
Porirua, New Zealand24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Amazing a WOW moment and architecture given the UNESCO World Heritage site status. We managed to get a few good pics however just being there was breathtaking!
Written 16 May 2024
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Giacomo T
Lavagna, Italy4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Nice view, shame about the inclination, they should straighten it one day. the service was not sufficient for my needs as a businessman. The locals are not at all hospitable (two of them attacked and scolded me because I put pineapple on the pizza and sang a certain Italian hit from the 1940s called "facet nera" at the top of the tower).
Written 11 May 2024
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ClaireWithLove
Germantown, MD1,643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
** Beware of pickpockets from the time you leave your bus. The tour buses park in an area and then you walk a couple of blocks to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I thought it was safe with other tourists from our group behind me. As we waited to cross a street, I felt someone pulling on the top of the drawstrings to my backpack. I turned around and it was two young women in their 20's wearing the a blue plastic disposable raincoats and looking like any other tourist but not with our group. I yelled "No" at the one closest to me and shook my finger. She look startled and backed away.

I wanted others to beware that pickpockets are waiting to blend in with out tourists from the tour buses as soon as you leave the bus. We had not even gotten to the souvenir stands or near the Learning Tower of Pisa yet.

We were on a "on your own tour" where we had a bus ride, were walked to the Learning Tower and given a map to sightsee on our own. Pay close attention to the way you come if you do that since there was not a guide to take you back to the bus. It was raining hard so with the sea of umbrellas, rain ponchos, and watching the sidewalks and curves, I missed some of the landmarks (railroad tracks, which way to turn in the vendor stalls) and we took some wrong turns coming back to the bus. Contrary to my husband's belief that we could just follow the mass of tourists, the tourists I was following were not going back to the bus area.

It was exciting to finally see the Leaning Tower. There was a line to go to the top and cost about 25 Euros. We did not do that but instead walked with out guide through the town and had lunch. There is a cathedral and museum next to the tower, so leave time for them if you can as well.
Written 11 May 2024
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GMH153
Widley, UK582 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We travelled to Pisa from the port of Liverno and cost €2.80 on the train each way. We got a taxi from the station as it was a hot day!!

On arriving in the square I was impressed that the tower had been cleaned and no scaffolding since my last visit. There were big queues to ascend the tower and a ticket is required
Written 11 May 2024
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,732 contributions
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May 2023 • Solo
There are dozens of leaning towers in the world. There are hundreds and even thousands of falling buildings. Of the famous ones and those that I personally saw. In Italy, the campanile of St. Mark's Cathedral is falling (and there are 2 more in Venice and one on the neighboring Burano). In Bologna, two towers fall at once next to each other - Asinelli and Garizenda. For this reason, both are closed. The Oudekerk bell tower in Dutch Delft also cannot boast of a right angle, not far from the Beffroy Belfort in Bruges. And in his native Russia in Kazan, the Syuyumbike tower in Kazan is the most famous of the leaning towers. But they are all called "Pisan". Now they did not wait for the towers to fall themselves, but began to build them in curves initially. The "Gates of Europe" in Madrid form as many as two towers falling towards each other. But the original source is her! The Leaning Tower of Pisa. She herself is no longer in danger. The southward slope that began after construction was caused by softer ground. In the last century, part of the soil from under the northern base was carefully selected and the slope was reduced by 50 centimeters. Now the deviation at the top level is 5 meters 30 centimeters. They did not reduce it further, probably because of fear of losing tourist attractiveness. The tower is low, because due to subsidence, the projected height was reduced at the construction stage. Now its height is 56 meters and 90 cm. From the south, it is 80 centimeters lower. On the leaning towers where I was, the height is much higher: Belfort Bruges is 83 meters, and the campanilla San Marco is 98 meters at all. But I got to those just by standing in line, and I've just looked at the Pisa one for the third time. The price is 25 euros and the record. I think it's impossible to just come and climb from May to September. Brand....
Written 10 May 2024
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Dorian R
Barcelona, Spain31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Its a small town with not a lot to do, but the cultural monument is super nice. We walked the whole wall and the staff is very helpful. (Around 3 km long) during night time there are just a fiew people and its a lot more private. But from 9 am all the way to 7 pm is hectic.
To visit all monumets will cost you 27€ per person.
Written 5 May 2024
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Mandy S
Sunbury, UK298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We pre-booked tickets for this as we were told that it was very busy during holiday seasons. However, on arrival we discovered that we could’ve got tickets for there and then with no issues.

Well worth the trip up the steps - you get great views all across Pisa.

You cannot take any bags up with you, however, a free cloakroom service is available for all visitors. This is easily accessible before and after your tour.
Written 2 May 2024
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LydiaMiami
Miami, FL225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The leaning Towet of Pisa was breathtaking. You can spend at least 3 hours here. There is a Cathedral and Museum on site. Plenty if restaurants and shops nearby. Be prepared to get a little dizzy if you wish to walk up to the top for breathtaking views. A must see when in Northern Italy.
Written 24 April 2024
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