Pisa – 19/4/2017

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was actually just a bell tower and forms part of the religious complex in the Duomo Square. It is known around the world for its amazing tilt so that is why it is one of the seven wonders of the world, it started to lean when it was being built because the foundation was built on soft soil which could not support the weight of the tower. The tower has the height of  58,36 meters and tilts about 5.5° and you can climb the 273 steps up to the top.

Although everyone has seen photos of it before it is still very cool to see it in person.  We were here 20 years ago and you could not climb to the top as they were trying to fix the tilt so it didn’t collapse, glad to see it worked.

You have to get your photo taken in front of this iconic building.

Tourist Information on The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Opening Hours: 

November and February the Tower of Pisa is open between 09,45 -17, 15
On November 1st, it is open 9,00-18,00

December and January: the Tower is open 10,00 – 17,00
From December 5-8, it is open 09,00 – 18,30
From December 21st to January 6th, it is open 10,00 – 19,00

In March → the Tower of Pisa has the following timetable:
Until March 23rd, open 09,00 -18, 00
From March 23rd-29th, open between 09,00-19,00
From March 30th, the tower is open 08:30-20:00

April to September → the Tower has the following timetable:
The Leaning Tower is open from 09,00 – 20,00
Between June 17th and August 31st, the Tower of Pisa is open 08,30 – 22,00.
On June 16th, the tower is open 08,30 – 17,30

October → the Tower of Pisa is open between 09,00 – 19,00 (with some variations at the start and end of the month that overlap with September/November hours

Cost: Tower – 18 each for those over 8 years of age, there are three other monuments the Bapistery, Camposanto and Sinopia Museum.  To visit one of them is 5, two of them is 7 and all three is 8

Official Website: http://www.opapisa.it/en

Written and researched by Ava, photos and captions by mum

 

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