Whether you’ve been to Pisa or not, you’ll have undoubtedly heard about the city’s Leaning Tower. Forming part of the Piazza dei Miracoli (formerly the Piazza del Duomo), the tilting tower is the most iconic site in the city. The 56-meter high stand-alone bell tower, with its drastic 3.9-degree tilt, is a striking sight.
Against all the odds, it seems that building the tower over soft soil was part of an elaborate 800-year plan to put the little town of Pisa on the map. Wait...is that true? Non-ci credo! Of course it’s not true.
Learn the real story of why the Tower of Pisa leans when you buy your Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets!
Your visit to Pisa will be incomplete if you do not climb to the top of its leaning tower and feel what it’s like to ascend through its spiral staircase. One of the most famous towers in the world, it is known not for its virtues but for its ‘defects’. The tower inclination leads us to think that one day it can fall, so before it does book your Pisa Tower climb tickets!
Galileo Galilei, during his experiments of mass and speed against gravity, apparently climbed to the top of the bell tower and dropped two spheres of different masses. Find out the truth about his attempt and many more stories of the leaning structure on your Pisa Tower Tour!