Leaning Tower of Pisa Facts

Facts About the Leaning Tower of Pisa,
Information, History, Opening Hours & Tickets


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Where is the leaning tower of Pisa located in Italy?

Why is the leaning tower of Pisa leaning?

How tall is the leaning tower of Pisa?

How and when was the leaning tower of Pisa built?

What is the leaning tower of Pisa made of?

What was the leaning tower of Pisa used for?

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Where is the tower of Pisa located?

Italy Pisa tower is located on the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa
- Miracles Square of Pisa.

The exact Pisa tower address is
Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa Italy

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Galileo Leaning tower of Pisa facts

Leaning tower of Pisa Italy has a cylindrical shape, and is surrounded by a gallery with arches and columns.

The leaning tower has in total eight floors.

Leaning tower of Pisa height is 58,36 meters from its base and 55 meters from the ground.

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One of the most impressing facts on the Miracle Square where tower of Pisa is located is that hundreds of tourists every year leave their things there: telephones, wallets, jewelry, etc. Watch out for your belongings!

The diameter of the base of Italy Pisa tower is 15.54 m and the deviation at the base is more than 4 m.

Leaning Pisa tower has seven bells tuned to musical notes.

Tower of Pisa weights about 14,5 tons.

The area between two walls contains a spiral staircase of 293 steps leading up to the sixth arcade.

The size of the ring foundation of the Pisa tower is 285 m2, and the pressure on the ground is 497 kPa.

The Pisa tower is decorated with ornaments made of colored marble, white and light gray. Other construction materials are lime and stone.

Galileo Galilei, a famous Italian scientist, was born in Pisa in 1564. According to his own words, he used the leaning tower of Pisa for his experiments about free falling.
Galileo Galilei threw various objects from the top of the Pisa tower in order to prove that the speed of a fall doesn't depend on the weight of the falling object.

The falling tower of Pisa was built as a bell tower for Pisa Cathedral whose construction was started one century earlier.

Construction of the tower of Pisa started on August 9, 1173.

Construction works have been suspended after 10 years at the first sign of the leaning.

The leaning was caused by the settling of the unstable soil when the foundation went 30-40 cm down and the deviation of the tower was about 5 cm.

In 1275 the construction works have been started again and the height of the Pisa tower reached 48 meters.

In 1284 the tower of Pisa deviation was already more than 90 cm.

In the middle of the 14th century the top of the bell tower was built, and the tower deviation from the vertical line reached 1,43 meters.

Every year the deviation of the Pisa tower was growing, in spite of many attempts to strengthen it. Nowadays the deviation of the tower is about 4,6 meters from the vertical.

"By the time the Leaning Tower of Pisa was 10% built, everyone knew it would be a total disaster. But the investment was so big they felt compelled to go on.
Since its completion, it cost a fortune to maintain
and is still in danger of collapsing. There are no plans to replace it, since it was never needed in the first place.
I expect every installation has its own pet software which is analogous to the above."
- Ken Iverson

The falling tower was almost destroyed during the World War II by American soldiers.

From 1990 to 2001 the leaning Pisa tower was closed for tourists due to the construction works of strengthening it.

Another interesting tower of Pisa fact is that the city has one more falling tower - the tower of San Nicola church.


Leaning Pisa Tower Opening Hours to Public

The leaning Pisa tower is open to public again from December 15, 2001.

When you'd like to visit Pisa Italy tower during your stay in Italy you should know that:

The leaning tower is open to public with the following schedule depending on a month.

Pisa Tower Opening Hours by Month

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    The last entrance to the Pisa tower monument is admitted 30 minutes before closing time.

    From April to September: daily from 8:30 to 20:30
  • Exception for June, July, August: daily from 8:30 to 23:00
  • October: daily from 09:00 to 19:30
  • December and January: daily from 10:00 to 17:30
  • November and February: daily from 9:30 to 18:00
  • March: from 9:00 to 18:00


Leaning Tower of Pisa Tickets

Pisa tower tickets cost 15 Euro (or 17 Euro when booking online in advance).

Important: Children under 8 years old are not admitted. All the visitors under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

The visit of Pisa leaning tower is organized only for groups of tours of maximum 40 people. The presence of a guide is obligatory.

Each Pisa tower tour starts at the time written on your voucher and last strictly thirty five minutes.


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Tower of Pisa Map

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Tower of Pisa Location Map

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