Having seen the tower thousands times in photos, postcards, on documentaries, tea towels etc etc I though I'd be a bit blase and annoyed by the hoards of tourists but it absolutely blew me away. Yes it's leaning but even if it wasn't it would be a glorious spectacle, it is so beautiful and delicate it will take your breath away. We flew into Pisa to visit Florence and spent half a day here, it ended up being the highlight of the trip. The climb to the top is disorienting and standing on the top feels very strange but is worthwhile. The tower is so clean it looks brand new but the well worn steps are testament to it's long and wonky history. Allow lots of time if you don't want t be disappointed, if you want to go up the tower (highly recommended) allow at least 4 hours for your visit. You buy a timed slot so go to the ticket office as soon as you arrive and use your waiting time to visit the stunning duomo and have overpriced coffee overlooking the piazza while you drink it all in.
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