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  • It's not as big as I thought it would be (maybe 150 feet), but from the top it feels miles high
  • Now, I know they'd never allow this in the States, but you climb the last couple of feet on a narrow path with no railing
  • As you move, you're facing down at the ground way below you, so it's quite an unnerving experience
  • And from the top, you have the most amazing view
  • Best of all, you can say you climbed one of the best known towers in the world

    • by GreenFairy
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      This is one thing that you have to do if you visit Italy. The town of Pisa is nothing special. It’s a cute little city, but offers nothing you won’t find in any other Italian town, except for the famous Leaning Tower.

      But I have to say, that one attraction is worth the trip. It’s not as big as I thought it would be (maybe 150 feet), but from the top it feels miles high!

      You have to wait a while to climb


      it, so I’d suggest getting there early.

      Basically, you go to a ticket office by the tower and make a reservation. You have to reserve for the next available tour time.

      If it’s crowded (which it usually is), you’ll have to wait a few hours. It’s kind of a hassle, but you can use the time to have lunch or tour the rest of the city.

      It costs about 15 euros, which seems excessive initially, but I’d pay thirty to do it again.


      • You start the climb inside the tower, on a spiral staircase.

        It’s an odd sensation, because when you’re on the underside of the lean, the gravity works differently since you’re sort of sideways. It’s especially strange if you’re not near a window and don’t know where on the lean you are!

        As you get to the top, the climb continues on the outside of the tower.

        Now, I know they’d never allow this in the States, but you climb the last couple of

        feet on a narrow path with no railing! It’s absolutely terrifying! When I got to the underside, I had to sit and scoot on my butt. As you move, you’re facing down at the ground way below you, so it’s quite an unnerving experience.

        It’s also a wonderful thrill! And from the top, you have the most amazing view! It’s a nice reward for such a long and scary climb. Best of all, you can say you climbed one of the best known towers in the world!




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    naresh says :

    can u tell me the reasions to lean the tower?

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    Marg says :

    They did not want it to be a leaning tower. The initial construction began in 1173 and a bad foundation produced the leaning. Although the foundation has since been secured, the leaning remains.

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    Galega says :

    The Leaning Tower of Pisa was leaning in the late 1170s, after completion of the first three of the tower’s planned eight stories. The leaning was caused by the uneven settling of the building’s foundations in the soft ground. It has now been secured enough to remain strong while continue to lean.

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    GreenFairy replies :

    It was built with the intention of standing straight, but the builders put on poor foundation. So, now it`s leaning.

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