Bonnano Pisano laid a marble foundation for the tower in 1174. Due to the fact that there was a lot of water under the ground, he was able to put the foundation only 10 feet down. When the builders finished completing the fourth story, it was obvious that the tower is leaning to one side and the construction had to be stopped. Other engineers added the remaining 4 stories and the tower was finally completed in 1372.
Visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Many people say that climbing this tower is a unique and an unforgettable experience. Keep in mind that the lines are long, especially during the summer season. The ticket can be bought on site and costs 16 euros. Reservations are strongly advised. Due to safety reasons, children under the age of 8 can’t climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa.