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A Historian and Scientist have recently come forward with a radical theory. A theory that has thrown the world’s most esteemed historians into disarray. The dynamic duo has discovered, after an investigation that much like a Dan Brown novel involved infiltrating Pisa’s secret societies and investigating ancient documents and artifacts, that the Leaning Tower of Pisa was not, as is generally believed, the product of architectural oversight. No, they have blown the lid right off of a mystery that has been masked for centuries. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most iconic buildings in the world.Against all odds, it seems that building it on the soft soil was part of an elaborate 800-year plan to put the little town of Pisa on the map. Non-ci credo! Well, you’re right not too. Of course, it’s not true. But, imagine what a laugh it would be to tell that story to the couple behind you when you’re waiting in line to collect your Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets. Read more

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LEANING TOWER OF PISA



 

Whether you’ve been to Pisa or not, you’ll have undoubtedly heard about the city’s Leaning Tower. It forms part of the Piazza dei Miracoli (formerly the Piazza del Duomo). The 56-meter high stand-alone bell tower, with its drastic 3.9-degree tilt, really is as striking a sight as everyone wants you to believe.  

 

A Leaning Tower of Pisa tour will shed light on many interesting facts. One of them being that marble structure took 199 years to finish. Construction began in 1173. In fact, only three of its eight stories into the construction, the Tower’s lean had become noticeably apparent. You’ll also learn that it's difficult to know where to place the blame. Why? The historians aren’t quite sure who the Leaning Tower’s original architect was. Credit could fall to either Bonanno Pisano or Diotisalvi. Interestingly though, whoever built the Leaning Tower of Pisa stumbled into a happy accident. Given the structure’s height, stiffness and the soft soil it sits on, the Tower is almost impossible to overturn. It has survived four earthquakes since 1280. 

 

It’s no secret that the center of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is hollow. So, you’re probably wondering what’s the deal with Pisa Tower tickets? Well, it might be empty, but Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets means you get to climb the steps (there’s nearly 300 of them!) to the top and enjoy a spectacular, if slightly skewed, view of the Piazza dei Miracoli. 


As much as the view is incredible, it is the experience of climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa spiral staircase, at an angle, that few are quick to forget. So, don’t hesitate and book tickets for Leaning Tower of Pisa as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk missing it completely as Pisa tower reservations tend to sell out! However, if you are in for a more in-depth experience, Pisa tower tour is a way to go. No secret will stay untold with an expert local guide!




What are the Leaning Tower of Pisa opening times?


The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is open throughout the year, but with different hours depending on the season.  

  • In November and February the Leaning Tower is opening between 9.45 am - 5.15 pm (November 1 hours are 9.00 am - 6.00 pm).  
  • December and January's opening hours are between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm. December 5 - 8 hours are 9.00 am - 6.30 pm. December 21 - January 6 hours are 10.00 am - 7.00 pm.  
  • Between March 1 - 22 the Leaning Tower is open between 9.00 am - 6.00 pm. March 23 - 29 between 9.00 am - 7.00 pm and March 30, 8.30 am - 8.00 am.  
  • In the summer months, April to September, when the Leaning Tower is most busy, it is open between 9.00 am - 8.00 pm with the site open two hours later (10.00 pm) between June 17 - August 31.  
  • October the Leaning Tower is open between 9.00 am and 7.00 pm.     

Where do you buy tickets to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa?


The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in the Piazza dei Miracoli, UNESCO World Heritage Site, so to look at it you don’t need tickets. But, to climb it and enjoy the spectacular, skewed views from the top of the campanile time-slot specific tickets are required.  


In peak season, tickets to climb the Tower sell out quickly. And, wait times can be upwards of two hours. We recommend buying Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets in advance online to avoid long waits.  


How to get to the Leaning Tower of Pisa?  


To get from Pisa Centrale, Pisa’s central train station, to the Leaning Tower take the LAM ROSSA bus and get off at Via Cammeo/Piazza Manin. Continue 450 meters by foot to the Tower. Alternatively, you can take the N. 4 bus and get off at Piazza Arcivescovado and walk 200 meters to the tower.  


From Pisa International Airport you can also take the LAM ROSSA bus line to the stop Cammeo/Piazza Manin.  


The N. 21 night bus also stops at Piazza Manin.  


When is the best time to visit?  


As with many tourist attractions, the summer months can be very busy. The offseason is often quieter with smaller queues and less wait time. However, a good rule of thumb, if visiting during peak season, is to go first thing in the morning or later in the afternoon. The best bet though is to book tickets online for quicker access. 


Why is the Leaning Tower of Pisa important? 


The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Built to be an elaborate, free-standing bell tower, it took 199 years to build. The tilt for which it is famous is as a result of the soft soil it sits on.


How much does it cost?


Tickets for the Leaning Tower of Pisa begin at 18 € with tours costing more dependant on what is included.  


Do I need a guide?  


While a guide is never strictly necessary, we highly recommend one. Guides can provide a wealth of information about a site that allows you to engage with it on a deeper level. Check out our best sellers for a walking tour of Pisa including the access to the bell tower.


Useful Tips

  • The queue for the tower is outside and under no cover. In the summer months, bring a bottle of water and a hat.  
  • Be aware that the Tower’s spiral staircase is narrow and pitched at an angle.
  • Don’t miss your allocated climb time.  

Services 

  • There are public toilets located in the Piazza dei Miracoli. However, be aware that they come accompanied by long queues.  
  • There are also plenty of cafes, bars and souvenir shops in the area.



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