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Leaning Tower or the Leaning Tower

Foto Torre Pendente di Pisa Opera Primaziale

Piazza del Duomo
56126 - Pisa

Telefono Opera Primaziale - Piazza del Duomo 050-560547

Fax Opera Primaziale - Piazza del Duomo 050-560505

Hours: April to September daily from 8.30 to 20.30;
Nov-Feb: daily from 9.30 to 17.00;
March and October daily from 9:00 to 19:00
From June 14 to September 15 also visits at night from 20.30 to 23.00.

Foto Torre Pendente di Pisa

Are admitted to visiting groups of max. 40 people accompanied by staff (the visit takes about 35 minutes). No admittance for children under eight years. Minors must however be accompanied by responsible adults. The beginning of the visit must be possible until the time indicated on the ticket.

You make a guided tour every 40 minutes.

Admission: € 15.00 (not applicable for groups or age groups). The tickets, with a maximum advance of 15 days from the date of the visit is carried out exclusively at the ticket offices located near the Opera della Pisana Primate (a body that manages the monuments of the Piazza del Duomo di Pisa) located near the Leaning Tower.

The visit to the Leaning Tower requires visitors a considerable physical effort, which should be evaluated subjectively, taking into account that the spiral staircase inside the tower, very small, consists of about 300 steps. If the visit is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo. You can access the belfry and on top of the tower but not the middle floors. You may not protrude from the balustrades of protection and get out on the walkways at different levels. It is forbidden to pass under the bells and strike it with anything. It is forbidden to visit the tower to carry bags or containers of any kind which may be left in the cloakroom at the point of collection. You may bring and use cameras and camcorders.

The first stone was laid during the Campanile anniversary of the Assumption: August 9, 1173. If you can locate the authors autographs of the other monuments of the square, the bell is not signed, which is quite curious that in addition to the centuries-old debate on the first author and the first decade of the factory bell tower. In 1185 there was the basement subsidence and the consequent inclination which involved stop work for nearly a century. The continuation was entrusted to Giovanni di Simone, who, in those years, he worked on the San Francesco, with its bold bell tower, the architect showed extraordinary skill in limiting the consequences of the slope and so the work continued until 1284, when the naval defeat of Meloria. The last ring of the bell tower, the seventh, turned into a belfry, was conceived and created by Tommaso Pisano in the mid-fourteenth century.


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