Can you still climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Pisa is a historic city that is worth visiting, especially to see the iconic Leaning Tower.

At least once you should visit Pisa, an Italian city with a whole lot of history and culture. Compared to other major cities in Italy, Pisa is quite small and is easily walkable to get around everywhere.

Most people around the world flock to Pisa to see the incredible Leaning Tower, which is now over 800 years old! You will be thrilled to know you can still climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa! However, children who are under eight can’t climb the tower.

There are 251 steps for you to reach the top of the tower which includes going around the spiral staircase. To experience climbing the Leaning Tower, there is an entrance fee which allows you to climb it.

How is the tower leaning?

Between 1173 and 1372 was how long it took for the tower to be built, almost two years! Bonanno Pisano, Gherardo din Gherardo, and Tommaso Pisano who were the architects.

During the first five years of construction, the tower was already leaning slightly. It is believed it’s due to poor planning and unstable subsoil. As the years went on, the tower was slowly leaning more when in 1990, the tilt was 5.5 degrees.

How many days do I need in Pisa?

Some people enjoy spending around four days in Pisa to explore the city and other parts of Tuscany. But if you’re limited on time, a lot of travellers do come to Pisa for a day trip from Florence.

What else should I see?

Aside from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, there are plenty of other places to visit. The best place to visit for most of the highlights is the Piazza dei Miracoli, also known as the Square of Miracles. The square is the main area in Pisa which includes the Leaning Tower and other attractions.

Cattedrale di Pisa

Pisa Cathedral is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral that was built between 1063 and 1092. The cathedral was devoted to the Assumption of St. Mary, also known as the Virgin Mary.

You can enter the cathedral for free and view Giovanni Pisano’s marble pulpit, and the gorgeous golden ceiling.

Battistero di San Giovanni

The 1363 Baptistery of San Giovanni was built to replace the older one. The building is about 55 metres high, which is the largest baptistery in the world. The Baptistery of San Giovanni sits right by the Cattedrale di Pisa in the Piazza dei Miracoli.

It’s worth making the trip to Pisa, whether you’re planning on staying for a few days or doing a day trip. The city has incredible structures and of course the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa! If you do want to climb the Leaning Tower, we recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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