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Leaning Tower

The jewel in Pisa’s crown is this iconic cylindrical bell tower, which has become world-famous because of its bizarre angle.

As one of the most recognizable buildings in Europe, the Leaning Tower of Pisa attracts visitors from across the globe. It is actually the freestanding, Romanesque campanile (bell tower) of the majestic Duomo in Piazza dei Miracoli. While its architecture and history are fascinating, most people come here just to observe and photograph the curious tilt of this Italian icon.

If you arrive and find long queues, don’t let this deter you because you’ll be surrounded by some of the most stunning architecture in Italy as you wait. Use the time to learn some interesting facts about the campanile from your guidebook or from the short introduction to the tower’s history and style that you can attend at the entrance.

The Leaning Tower sits at an angle of 3.99 degrees. Despite its soft foundations it won’t fall over, so it’s perfectly safe to climb its spiral staircase and admire the panoramic views from the top.

You’ll be asked to store your larger belongings at the entrance, as the staircase is narrow. Ascend the worn marble steps, all 296 of them, to reach the viewing platform on the top floor. Look across the Duomo, the Pisa Baptistry and the green lawns of the piazza. You will have views of the wider historic city center from here, so be sure to keep your camera with you as you hand in your bags.

The tower’s medieval bells can be viewed on the eighth floor. Descend the stairs on the other side to see bizarre statues of animals that adorn its lower floors.

The Leaning Tower balances on the edge of Pisa’s historic city center. It can be reached on foot or bike from there or by bus or car from farther afield. If you are driving, there is secure parking available for a fee on Via Pietrasantina, just a short walk away. The tower is open daily and tickets can be booked online or upon arrival. Purchase a combined ticket for other historic attractions in Pisa to receive a discount on the admission fee.

When we reflect on our travels, we remember experiences rather than our ritzy hotel room and its view of the beach. Are you ready to start creating some new travel memories?

This place has a huge range of activities. Here are some ideas to kick off your trip to Leaning Tower:

To view a comprehensive list of activities, head to our Leaning Tower things to do page.


Guide to Exploring around Leaning Tower


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Hotel Bologna

Via Mazzini 57, Pisa, PI
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Pisa City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Mezzogiorno and Leaning Tower. Pisa Royal Palace and Knight's Square are also within 15 minutes. Pisa Central Station is 8 minutes by foot and Pisa San Rossore Station is 25 minutes.

    NH Pisa CA $100
    NH Pisa

    NH Pisa

    Piazza Stazione 2, Pisa, PI
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Pisa City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mezzogiorno, Pisa Royal Palace and Leaning Tower. National Museum of San Matteo and Knight's Square are also within 1 mile (2 km). Pisa Central Station is only a 1-minute walk.

      Grand Hotel Bonanno CA $78
      Grand Hotel Bonanno

      Grand Hotel Bonanno

      Via Carlo Francesco Gabba, 17, Pisa, PI
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Miracoli and Pisa Baptistry. Pisa Royal Palace and Cathedral of Pisa are also within 15 minutes. Pisa San Rossore Station is 7 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 22 minutes.

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        Grand Hotel Duomo

        Via Santa Maria 94, Pisa, PI
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Pisa City Centre, this hotel is steps away from University Hospital of Santa Chiara, Leaning Tower and Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. Cathedral of Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli are also within 5 minutes. Pisa San Rossore Station is 13 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 19 minutes.

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          Hotel Villa Kinzica

          Hotel Villa Kinzica

          P Zza Arcivescovado 2, Pisa, PI
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Pisa City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and Leaning Tower. Cathedral of Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli are also within 5 minutes. Pisa San Rossore Station is 12 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 22 minutes.

            Relais I Miracoli CA $109
            Relais I Miracoli

            Relais I Miracoli

            Via Santa Maria 187, Pisa, PI
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Pisa City Centre, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Cathedral of Pisa and Pisa Baptistry. Pisa San Rossore Station is 11 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 20 minutes.

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              Hotel Relais Dell Orologio

              Hotel Relais Dell Orologio

              Via Uguccione della Faggiola 12-14, Pisa, PI
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Pisa City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Torre dei Gualandi, Leaning Tower and Knight's Square. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and Cathedral of Pisa are also within 10 minutes. Pisa San Rossore Station is 15 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 19 minutes.

                Hotel Pisa Tower CA $60
                Hotel Pisa Tower

                Hotel Pisa Tower

                via Andrea Pisano 23, Pisa, PI
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Pisa City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University Hospital of Santa Chiara, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and Orto Botanico di Pisa. Pisa San Rossore Station is 7 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 23 minutes.