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“Dont forget a photo of you holding up the tower”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Torre di Pisa

Torre di Pisa
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Ranked #2 of 164 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.
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“Dont forget a photo of you holding up the tower”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

The view of the Cathedral buildings and the leaning Tower is one I will never forget. The roped off grass area in front was extremely green and was a good contrast to the whitish facade of the church and tower. I was amazed watching the hundreds of tourists in the street taking their photos of holding up the tower, even one lying on the road with his feet in the air looking like he was juggling the tower. It looks very dorkish but what the hell you're only there once! Looks great now its restored. Dont miss it.

Visited May 2012
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“So cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Loved seeing the leaning tower of Pisa. You can't really appreciate it until you see it in reality. So strange and so cool. It's not very tall so it kind of creeps up on you. You are innocently walking through Pisa and BAM there it is, leaning like a drunkard.
Little bit pricey to go up...but worth it. It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience...though I have noticed several other wonky buildings since then!! Maybe the tower skewed my vision!?
If you are anywhere near Pisa...don't miss it!

Visited March 2013
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“Tower a bit Expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

It costs EUR 18.00 to enter the tower and is a bit expensive, but still a must. I have been here 17 years ago wilst they were busy with the restoration of the the tower. The restoration work definately paid off.

Visited March 2013
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“Loved it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Don't listen to others who say it is a rip off. It is very expensive compared to climbing other bell towers, but come on, it's the Leaning Tower! The trek up and down was fun. You can definitely feel the lean as you walk around and around. The steps themselves reveal the lean as the worn areas shift from the left to the right. The views were beautiful as well. I'm so glad we went for it.

Visited March 2013
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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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