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Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous structures in the world – not because of its gently rising series of arches, but because of its legendary tilt.

Constructed as the bell tower to accompany the cathedral, the tower began to shift on its foundations in 1178, before the architect, Bonanno Pisano, had completed the first three tiers.

Fortunately, the lean has now been halted, due to tricks with cables and counter-subsidence. The tower now leans on an angle of 4.1 meters (13 feet), rather than the previous 5 meters (16 feet).

It’s well worth paying the extra to climb the spiral stairs leading to the top of the Leaning Tower for views across Pisa. Make sure you book ahead as reservations are compulsory and numbers are limited.

Practical Info

The Leaning Tower of Pisa flanks the Duomo on Piazza dei Miracoli, around 1.5 km (1 mile) north of the train station, over the River Arno.

Take a walk through the medieval town center to get here, or jump on a bus at the station.

Tours & Tickets

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Leaning Tower of Pisa Tickets

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 68 Reviews

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa with this entrance ticket. After exchanging your voucher, head up the tower’s sloping staircase ...  Read more

Location: Pisa, Italy
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.54

Cultural Walking Tour of Pisa with Leaning Tower of Pisa Entry Ticket

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 51 Reviews

Explore Pisa on a comprehensive 1.5-hour tour with access to the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. After a walking tour of Cathedral Square (Piazza dei ...  Read more

Location: Pisa, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.60

Pisa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

Discover Pisa using two different tour routes! See all the main sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus and with 15 stops to choose from you can hop-on and ...  Read more

Location: Pisa, Italy
Duration: Valid for 24 hours

From USD $16.77

Pisa Half-Day Trip from Florence Including Skip-the-Line Leaning Tower of Pisa Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended 281 Reviews

See the highlights of Pisa on a day trip from Florence, and use a skip-the-line ticket to climb the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. After traveling ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $72.67

Pisa and the Leaning Tower Half-Day Trip from Florence

4 star rating: Recommended 722 Reviews

Discover the delights of Pisa on an afternoon tour from Florence, led by a friendly local guide. After traveling through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.93

Private Tour: Pisa and the Leaning Tower

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Set off on a panoramic drive along the Arno embankments to Pisa, on this half day private luxury tour accompanied by your own English-speaking driver.

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.45

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