Without a doubt, one of the most famous monuments in the world is the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy. You’ve seen the tower in pictures on postcards and in movies, and if you get the change to visit Tuscany, you must be sure to visit this famous tower!
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is undoubtedly one of the most famous places in the world. Here are a few facts on the Leaning Tower that will be nice to know when you finally get to see the tower in person. The freestanding bell tower is behind the cathedral, and it rises to a height of 183.27 feet on the low side and 186.02 feet on the high side. The tower actually began to tilt after they were only finished building second floor. Construction stopped for more than a century, and this gave the ground time to settle. If it weren’t for the settling of the ground, chances are the tower would have toppled long ago!
One of the most popular things for tourists to do in the city is to take a picture using forced perspective to make it appear as though they are holding up the Leaning Tower. Try this when you visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa; for kids and adults alike, it makes for a great souvenir picture!
The city also has plenty of other attractions that you will want to see. The architecture in the area is quite stunning, and you will want to make sure that you take plenty of pictures of all of the cathedrals and other buildings in addition to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Visit Knights’ Square, the Church of San Nicola and the oldest university botanical garden in Europe.
A great way to learn more about the city and to visit all of the attractions is to take a Pisa tour from a reputable tour agency. You can find some great tour guides in the area that will be able to take you to all of the historical locations and give you information on some of the best places to dine and shop in the city.
Book your Pisa flight into the Pisa International Airport. You will find a great number of hotels at which you can stay as well as inns and bed and breakfasts. You might even want to stay in an area in the Tuscan countryside and then come into the city to sightsee.
A video travel guide can help you expand your destinations to outside the famous Piazza to other areas that are just as exceptional like the Piazza dei Calieri, the Unviersity Botanical Garden, and Casciana Terme for a thermal spa treatment.
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