Tuscany, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

One of Italy's most famous buildings, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a stunning piece of medieval architecture despite the pronounced lean that gives the tower its name.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Visit a marvel of medieval engineering

Construction on the Leaning Tower of Pisa began as early as 1173 and took 200 years to complete, making its very existence impressive. The lean began during construction of the 60-metre bell tower, which has become the most famous building in the Square of Miracles. The square is also comprised of a Cathedral and a Baptistery, which are also both impressive structures well worth a visit. The whole site is UNESCO listed because of its enormous cultural value.

Climb to the top and look out over the historic city of Pisa

Though it may not look it from the ground, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is perfectly safe to climb and is open to members of the public–but book in advance, because entry is limited to one group every half hour. While you’re waiting for your entry time, you can always take the obligatory picture pretending to hold the tower up. As holiday mementos go, it’s one you can’t spend a day in Pisa without getting. Once you’re at the top of the tower you’ll be able to look out over the city and surrounds. It’s a view you’ll never forget!