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“A quirky, unforgettable experience - but book ahead!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Torre di Pisa

Torre di Pisa
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$32.97*
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Leaning Tower of Pisa Tickets
Ranked #2 of 163 things to do in Pisa
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Tower of Pisa (180 feet in height) was begun in 1173 and, due to its faulty foundation on unstable soil, leans precariously more than 14 feet out of line, preventing visitors from climbing its 300-plus steps to the top.
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“A quirky, unforgettable experience - but book ahead!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Now that the covers are off since it's restoration, the Leaning Tower is once again a top destination for any visitor to Italy. For this reason, it is absolutely essential to book ahead for tickets to go up the tower. There are several websites you can go through but I used the official site for the Campo dei Miracoli attractions at www.opapisa.it. Here you can buy a joint ticket for the Baptistery and Duomo but the Leaning Tower has a seperate ticket (currently 18 Euros). You can only reserve the ticket online around a week in advance and you must specify the day you want to visit as well as choose the exact time from a list, as tourists are only taken up in small groups to minimise the impact on the tower. The climbing of the tower is a fascinating experience - the leaning effect is most pronounced at the bottom and as you climb your senses are fairly discombobulated. Be aware that the climb up the tower is NOT for the faint-hearted despite the relatively short amount of stairs so take this into account before ordering the tickets. You reach the level of the tower just below the lantern-like top and, if you feel brave, you can negotiate the last breathtakingly precarious steps right up the top. Once there, the tower commands wonderful views across Pisa and to the mountains in the distance. You only get a matter of ten minutes to drink in the views before you have to climb back down again as the tower officials run a strict routine with the next group waiting to come up after you. Some might feel the money is not worth it but I'm not one of them, having been inside one of the most iconic - and quirky - buildings in the world. It's an experience that should not be missed.

Visited September 2012
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“A nice day trip on your way to Florence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

I loved Pisa in general but we mainly went there to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was a nice sunny day for us so the atmosphere is great. The tower is pretty spectacular to look at from an architectural perspective but don't forget to take a shot of yourself pushing/holding/pulling up the tower just as other tourists have done before you.

We took a bus straight from the Pisa airport on the red line to the leaning tower which cost about €1.50. The bus ride wasn't too bad either. From Pisa, you can take a train from Pisa Centrale straight to Florence so it's all very well connected. Just make sure that you give yourself enough time to get to the station or bus stop as the buses do not always run exactly to schedule.

Visited March 2013
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“Magnificent Architecture and very clean and tidy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We visited on a monday (3 weeks back) and it was a lot quieter. There were still a large number of tourists as you'd expect, mostly wanting their picture taken trying to hold it up.

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Tuscany, purely to admire the architecture of the Cathedral next to it, which is also stunning. It took 1 hour on a train from Florence (San Rossore station is closer than Pisa Centrale, and only 10 minutes walk from the tower), just remember to validate your ticket before you get on (i.e. put ticket into orange punching machine on platform - they're fairly obvious)...

Visited March 2013
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“must visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

It is a great experience. Real work of art. The only problem is that the duration of the visit is limited and you feel a pressure that you must hurry...It's a pity.

Visited March 2013
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“A SMALL TRAIN RIDE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We was on a cruise when we went here,got the train from the port only 5 euros return remember to validate your ticket.

Visited December 2012
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