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Admire the leaning tower of Pisa - the iconic architecture of Italy


 Leaning Tower of Pisa is not only a famous Italian tourist destination but also voted as a wonder of the world. This place attracts millions of visitors every year because of its beautiful architecture and unique inclination.

Italy has long been a famous country for possessing many natural landscapes and magnificent architectural works with a long history. This southern European country bearing the image of this boot is always on the list of the most visited in  European tours . Because when traveling to Italy, you will be able to visit beautiful natural landscapes, learn about humanity's great art treasures through many architectural works and especially enjoy a diverse and special cuisine. best color in the world. And the tower of Pisa is one of the most famous destinations in the beautiful country - home to famous pasta and pizza. 

 

Admire the leaning tower of Pisa - wonder of the worldOne of the wonders of the world. Photo: trip trip

 

Why is it called 'the leaning tower of Pisa'?

Tower of Pisa is one of four important works of the complex located on the Square named Miracle in the north of Pisa city, Italy, including a church, chapel and cemetery.

According to the original design, the tower of Pisa built on a vertical axis with a height of 56.70m and has 8 towers. So why is the tower leaning? According to many researchers, in terms of construction theory, tall and heavy structures like the Tower of Pisa will depend on the foundation and foundation. And unfortunately, the foundation of this tower is only 3m deep, and there are many areas of subsidence. So when the project is completed, it is more and more inclined with this difference every year increasing. By the time the tower of Pisa was completely built in 1372, the inclination at that time was 3.9 degrees, the tower body tilted to the southeast. And the work is expected to fall in about 300 years.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - ArchitectureFamous Italian architectural works. Photo: aperturesamateur

 

In an effort to preserve and preserve the architecture and famous Italian tourist destination, since the 90s, the city government has taken many measures to keep the tower still tilted without falling. One of the solutions that was implemented was to replace 70 tons of soil on the slope with cement along with 800 tons of lead to maintain the tower's slope. Moreover, the bell on the tower was also removed to reduce the weight. In parallel, it is adding anchors to the ground to make the tower more stable.

 

Admire the leaning tower of Pisa - every year it leansThe tower leans a little more each year. Photo: Yeah travel

 

With its unique beauty and inclination along with an important role, associated with many historical and architectural landmarks, this place has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Over time, the leaning tower of Pisa has gradually become the most famous architectural work of Italy, attracting many tourists to visit every year.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - take picturesVarious types of photography at the tower of Pisa. Photo: we25

 

With a tilt of 5.5 degrees and still standing over time, the tower of Pisa is one of the tourist icons of Italy. This work is also a testament to the magic in the beautiful city of Pisa. To many, the tower is a prime example of the allure of imperfection. Any project, anyone can still be famous and successful with their own uniqueness, even if they don't follow the usual rules.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - leaning southThe Tower of Pisa leans mainly to the south. Photo: dulich247

 

The history and beautiful architecture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The most famous leaning tower in the world was built in 1173 with the original vertical design. This is one of the works of the religious architectural complex including: The Cathedral (built from 1063 to the 13th century), the Baptismal Hall (started from 1063 to the XIV century). , Bell Tower and Cemetery started construction in 1174. Tower of Pisa was built with the purpose of showing the wealth and prosperity of the city of Pisa, the land that produced talented sailors, also the home to eminent navigators who conquered many "promised lands", from Jerusalem to Carthago, Ibiza, Mallorca, Africa, Belgium, England, Norway, Spain and many more.


 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - the famous leaning towerThe most famous leaning tower in the world. Photo: Dateve

 

The tower consists of 8 floors, 54.8 m high, and weighs up to 14,500 tons. The building is built in the shape of a hollow cylinder, surrounded by columns. The body of the tower is built in the direction of shrinking with a foot diameter of 19.6m and up to the top is 12.7m. The inside and outside of the tower are clad in marble, diamond or quartz stone. The first floor area is meticulously sculpted, delicate to every detail. Particularly, the 8th floor is designed as the top of the bell. From its completion until now, the leaning tower is the symbol of Pisa city in particular and of Italy in general.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Leaning Tower at NightThe leaning tower at night looks amazing. Photo: giabaogroup

 

Not only a unique religious and architectural work, the leaning tower is also associated with the famous theory of mass of the scientist Galileo. It was the experiment of dropping two balls of different masses from the top of the tower to reveal the famous law of physics: the mass of an object does not affect the acceleration of the fall of the object, that is, whether the object is heavy or light. They all fall at the same speed.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - a shrinking circular cylinderThe tower has a round cylinder that gradually shrinks on top.

 

The best time to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Just like in the town of Alberobello , the Florence region or the tourist destination of Assisi, you can choose any time to visit Pisa. However, the most ideal is spring, from March to June because the air is clear and cool during this time. The scenery is cheerful and the climate is pleasant, so you will enjoy the full beauty of the tower of Pisa more. In addition, autumn is also a suitable period for traveling to Italy in general and checking in to the leaning tower in particular.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - visit in any seasonYou can visit in any season of the year. Photo: vntrip

 

If you don't mind low temperatures and cold weather, you can still go to a famous Italian tourist destination in the winter, that is, from about December to mid-March, because you will be able to see the scenery in clear colors. pure white of snow.

 

Directions to the Tower of Pisa

Italy's most famous leaning tower is located at Piazza dei Miracoli (meaning Field of Miracles), in Central Pisa, northwest Italy.
 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Panoramic view of the towerPanoramic view of the leaning tower of Pisa. Photo: saigontourist

 

To get to the tower of Pisa, you should move from your current residence to the city of Florence first because this place is about 82 km from the tower. Then you continue to buy train tickets to Pisa to admire the leaning tower. If you choose to go to Pisa from other Italian cities, you can take the train to Florence Central station and find the right means to get to the leaning tower.

 

Admire the leaning tower of Pisa - 57m towerThe tower is 57m high, including 8 floors connected by round pillars made of diamond stone.

 

According to the Italian travel experience of many tourists, the train fare from Florence Central station to the Pisa tower is 16 euros for 1 hour. When you arrive at Pisa station, it is only about 1.8km - 2km to reach the famous tower. Since there are two roads from the station to the church, you can choose one of two roads to hire a taxi, horse-drawn carriage or simply take a bus or walk to get there. It is revealed that most tourists choose to walk because this way of travel does not take much time, only 20 minutes, but also helps us to explore all the beautiful places of Pisa city.

In this way, you just need to step through Piazza Victorio Emanuele II and go all the way to Viale Antonio and then cross the Ponte Solferino bridge to reach Italy's most famous unique architecture. Do not forget to preserve unforgettable moments at the tower of Pisa - the symbol of the country in the shape of a boot, the home of famous Pizzas and pasta dishes.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - a famous tourist destinationOne of the world famous tourist destinations. Photo: tripzilla

 

Explore the buildings next to the leaning tower of Pisa

During your trip to  Italy and visit Pisa, do not miss the opportunity to admire the leaning tower and attractions around the building site. Those are all famous tourist attractions of Pisa and Italy such as the Duomo cathedral, Campanile bell tower - leaning tower, baptistery and especially Camposanto cemetery.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - AttractionsAttractive place. Photo: metrip

 

The first is the Duomo Cathedral because this is the central church of the Piazza dei Miracoli religious buildings built in the Middle Ages.

Next is the baptistery located near the area with the Basilica and the leaning tower of Pisa . The special thing is that the building is also located in the subsidence area, so it has a fancy tilt of 0.6 degrees. Overall, the work is built of marble, in the middle of the Cathedral there is a bronze statue of Saint John placed on a triangular platform.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - BaptismThe baptistery on the premises of Piazza Del Miracoli. Photo: giabaogroup

Finally, there is the Camposanto cemetery with an impressive Gothic-style veranda. As you walk along the corridors and walls you will see huge frescoes. There are also coffins dating back to ancient Rome - and the resting place of many famous Pisa residents.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Check inCheck in to the tower of Pisa. Photo: giabaogroup

 

Notes when visiting the leaning tower of Pisa

During the Italy tour and visit at the tower of Pisa , visitors will definitely save unique and meaningful moments with the leaning tower. However, there are some notes for you that each person can only visit the leaning tower within 30 minutes. And each batch only 30 people can go up to visit the project. Besides, children under 8 years old will not be allowed to visit the tower. Children between the ages of 8 and 18 can enter, but must be accompanied by an adult. In addition, it is also important to remember that visitors are only allowed to bring cameras and camcorders inside, and other items must be left outside.

 

Admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa - pose differentlyVarious styling styles. Photo: metrip

 

The Tower of Pisa with its impressive tilt and beautiful architecture is one of the most famous works in the world. Over 600 years of existence, this place has always remained attractive and attracts millions of tourists to visit each year. You will definitely have great experiences and memories when coming to this beautiful place, so don't miss it if you have the opportunity to check in here.


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