Leaning Tower of Pisa is an amazing piece of architecture that is quite different from most medieval architecture. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in the city’s main square, Piazza del Duomo. The tower is known among Italians as “Torre Pendente Di Pisa”. The Tower of Pisa is a true gem of stunning art. Also, it is a monument that has gained importance through the centuries by its inclination, creating admiration and concern to both experts and tourists. The tower is the miracle of medieval engineering. The Tower was proposed as one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World! The tower is located in the Italian town of Pisa, one of the most visited European cities.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa became a crowning glory by mistake. The Tower of Pisa was the result of a human mistake. Just one little miscalculation made in the 11th century left us with a Breathtaking 14,500 ton leaning tower!
The construction of the Tower started in 1173. The tower was originally designed to be a bell tower, but the work was left in between for over 5 years, but when the third floor was completed in 1178 it began to lean. The problem was that the foundation of the tower which was only 3 meter deep was built on a dense clay mixture furthermore, the clay was not strong enough to hold the tower upright. As a result, the weight of the tower began to shift to one side until it had found the weakest point. Due to this problem, construction of the tower was stopped for 100 years.
After 100 years, architect Giovanni di Simone stepped forward and started the construction for more floors. He tried to solve the problem by making one side of the upper floors taller than the other. This caused the tower to incline to one side even more. Unconcerned by the tilting, more floors were added to the tower in the second part of the 14th century, and then the tower was left on its own until the 19th century.
In 1838 Alessandro Della Gherardesca a famous architect dug a pathway at the base of the tower to allow people to admire the finely crafted base. This caused the tower to lean even more. World War II happened and caused destruction all over the World. The leaning tower of Pisa, however, was extremely lucky.
The construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa began in the 12th century and was completed in the 14th century. It took almost two centuries to finish the construction of the tower. The Leaning Tower of Pisa got its name in 600 BC from a Greek word meaning “marshy land.” The weight of the tower is approximately 14,500 tonnes. There are a total of 251 steps from the top to bottom of the Pisa tower. The Tower of Pisa was designed as a circular bell tower that would stand 185 feet high and will be constructed with white marble.
Other stunning tourist attractions in Pisa are the Cathedral (Duomo). Also part of the area is the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery, the Opera del Duomo Museum, and the Sinopie Museum for which you can buy common tickets.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.