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  • Address: Piazza del Duomo, Pisa, Tuscany 56126, Italy
  • Hours: Daily April–Sept 9am–8pm; Oct 10am–7pm; Dec–Jan 10am–5pm; Nov, Feb–March 9am–6pm
  • Admission: Tower climb €30

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Leaning Tower of Pisa

A UNESCO-listed monument, a world-renowned icon, and Pisa's undisputed star attraction, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is surely one of Italy's most famous structures. Looming 186 feet (57 meters) over the Piazza del Duomo, the Leaning Tower is named for its inimitable tilt.

Originally built as a bell tower for the Pisa Cathedral in 1178, the tower's now notorious lean began before it reached its third story, the result of sifting soil and engineering miscalculations. Construction continued, and while it took over 200 years to complete, the gravity-defying tower is still standing—and leaning—today.

For visitors to Pisa, the must-have souvenir is an optical illusion photo in which a traveler can be seen "pushing" the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but equally memorable is the climb to the top of the tower. After scaling the 294-step spiral staircase, the reward is a spectacular panoramic view of the city.

Insider's Tip: Visitor numbers to the Leaning Tower are strictly limited and visits are timed. To avoid disappointment and dodge the long lines, book skip-the-line tickets in advance.

Practical Info

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located on Piazza del Duomo and is open daily. Hours are 9am to 6pm in November, February, and March; from 10am to 5pm in December and January; from 9am to 8pm from April to September; and from 10am to 7pm in October. Climbing the tower costs €30. Children under 8 are not permitted to make the climb.

Did you know? For many years, the famous tower was not just leaning, but falling. Fortunately, thanks to expert engineering using cables and counterweights, the tower is now stable and safe for visitors.

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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

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