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Leaning Tower of Pisa

Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126 Pisa, Italy
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  • Leaning Tower of PisaPro 2014
    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Jul 23, 2014

    Pisa has a long and storied past. It was the very epicenter of Roman maritime power for centuries, and after the Roman Empire collapsed it became a Republic. When the wars broke out between the Holy Roman Emperors and the Papacy, Pisa sided with the Emperor, which put it at odd with it's arch-rival Genoa. When the Emperor was defeated by the Pope, Pisa had to cede Corsica and Sardinia to Genoa, and Florence (another arch-rival) annexed Pisa.

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    Steve Baumgartner
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    3 May 11, 2014

    While Pisa and the Leaning Tower may pale in comparison to some of the other sites in Tuscany, particularly those in Florence, I think you're doing yourself a disservice by not visiting this attraction.

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    Trina D.
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    5 Jan 24, 2014

    Taking a photo at the tower is one of those things you do if you're in Pisa or just passing by. The tower is a must visit. Take a goofy photo or a serious one. It's just one of those things you have to do.

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    Lauren Baker
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    4 Dec 31, 2013

    The tower was smaller than it seemed in pictures, but still exhilarating from the top. I recommend reading up on its history before you visit in order to really appreciate this structure.

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    Travis Katz
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    4 Oct 24, 2013

    Amazing to see how this thing is still standing after all these years. Very touristy, as you might imagine, but definitely a must see.

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    Rachel Greene
    5 Oct 20, 2013

    An awesome icon to see in person. Sadly, I didn't get to climb it - you generally have to make a reservation to do so.

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    Keane
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    5 Aug 10, 2013

    Ma che bella torre! I've heard mixed opinions about visiting La torre di Pisa, with one person telling me to skip it entirely. I'm happy to report back that, if you have the time, it's worth the visit.

    We came here early in the morning, so the sun was still stretching out its rays after getting up. This made for an extremely picturesque setting, as the piazza was showered with a changing level of glow.

    The history of the tower is particularly interesting, especially when considering the numerous efforts to stabilize the crazy thing. All you need to know for planning is that you're now allowed to visit the top, though it will cost you both time and euros. You may want to check on any other restrictions if this interests you.

    If you need to use the restroom, there is a very clean and cheap one to the left of the cathedral. They'll even provide change if you don't have small coins. Very professional!

    And, yes, I gave in and did one of those hold-the-tower-up perspective shots...

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    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Aug 06, 2013

    Hey look! It's the Leaning Tower of Pisa! It is incredible and I love that it's in the middle of a lovely green field of grass. And it leans and it's really there! On top of it all it's beautiful to look at. Do climb the warn stone stairs to the top. There are great views of Pisa from up there. Hang around at the base for some world-class people watching.

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    Petra Hawke
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    5 Jun 28, 2013

    bellissima torre pendente...che non cade!!! Questa é la torre di Pisa, che attira milioni di turisti ogni anno per la sua particolaritá

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    Dennis A
    4 May 29, 2013

    The Leaning Tower of Pisa is about a 2 hour drive from Casa Cappellino. The historic center of Pisa is also very nice. Pisa is also a nice place to visit on your way to Cinque Terre - one of my favorite places in Italy.

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    Tigalina
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    4 Apr 19, 2013

    Of course this is a must-see if you're in Pisa. Unfortunately everybody knows that, so it's crowded with tourists taking a "I'm holding the tower"-picture and there's a huge queue at the entrance of the tower. So, we didn't climb to the top. But it was nice anyway.

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    Brianna Haag
    4 Apr 17, 2013

    it's actually pretty remarkable and i'm so glad i went -- but there really isn't much else worth spending a ton of time in Pisa for! we took the train to pisa on our way from florence to rome, and it was the perfect tourist break on the way :)

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    Gregory B. Schlough
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    5 Apr 17, 2013

    What a place of magic. Historic, beautiful and colossal piece of of poorly planned architecture. A fun site to see for any tourist and a beautiful city!

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    Emperatriz Murillo-Martinez
    2 Mar 18, 2013

    a must see for pictures but overall not too much other than this. if u want more cathedr al tours there are several nearby. the best thing here was seeing the tower and the shops where we found better prices than florence!!

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    Sophia Aduana
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    4 Feb 09, 2013

    The tower is smaller than I thought it would be, but the climb up to the top will humble you. The leaning and narrow steps gave me a fright - and I am not one to be afraid of heights. (...though I do fear my own klutziness.) The surrounding area is beautiful with a couple other sites that are worth a look, but this area is filled with only tourists. The tower is just far enough that the locals avoid it the same way Chicagoans steer clear from Navy Pier.

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    Jen H
    5 Jan 11, 2013

    The leaning tower is inside a outdoor plaza and it's literally a small tower. Picture in your mind of the tower and shrink it to reality. It is super tiny of what most people imagine.

    Climb up the tower if you have the time and you can take those breathtaking photos just nearby. It can get quite breezy here, so let's hope you come on a nice day.

    Watch out for pick pocketers here since it's tourist central. Help your buddy out and keep an eye on your own belongings!

    It's a must see!!!

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    Addicted2Italy
    5 Dec 19, 2012

    Very crowed with tourists but well worth a visit. Read my full review of Pisa here....
    http://anidiotinitaly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/pisa-thats-where-tower-is-right.html

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    Karen
    4 Nov 17, 2012

    One of the most famous places in italy, cost 15euros to walk up and they really rush you to come back down. We managed to spend only 15-20 minutes there-including the walk up there and the mini talk at the beginning of the trip up! Very beautiful bell tower, worth seeing

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    Koji Kawano
    3 Oct 11, 2012

    In person, it feels the tower is more leaning than it is in photos. Impressive that they are keeping it leaned the way it is.

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    Kevin Cheng
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    4 Oct 04, 2012

    The leaning Tower of Pisa is impressive but what I didn't know was there's a huge complex of beautiful buildings around the tower itself. There's a grand duomo and also a baptistry, both made out of beautiful white marble just like the tower itself. Spend some time to walk around and soak it all in.

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The leaning Tower of Pisa is famous because it leans. Although it was designed to be perfectly vertical, it started to lean during construction. However, even without this famous characteristic, this building would still be one of the most remarkable architectural structures from medieval Europe. It stands at 60 metres and until 1990 was leaning at about a 10 degree angle. Tower of Pisa is more ... read more
accurately referred to simply as the bell tower, or campanile. The Pisa tower is one of the four buildings that make up the cathedral complex in Pisa, Italy, called Campo dei Miracoli or Piazza dei Miracoli, which means Field of Miracles.

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