About Leaning Tower of Pisa

What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone says Italy? Is it an edifice resembling a huge wedding tier cake that has been accidentally nudged by a giant? More commonly known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, this is a very beloved attraction in the country. It is, possibly, one of the most iconic symbols of Italy. This bell tower stands on the Piazza dei Miracoli or the Square of Miracles. Also situated here is the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Romanesque-architectural style. One can even see around freestanding baptistery and beautifully medieval stone-carved cemetery. No doubt, each of them is beautiful and a definite must-watch. But the tower has earned a special spot in everyone’s heart. What isn’t commonly known is that the tower was constructed to stand upright. In 1173, the construction of this monument had started in the former-seafaring city of Pisa. However, as the soil was sandy the building started to tilt gradually. In an effort to reverse the marble building’s tilt, there was extensive restoration done from 1993 to 2001. But true to its name, the tower has slightly tilted by about 1.5 inches.

Must See

  • The amazing tower
  • Pisa’s Cathedral and Baptistery
  • Surrounding gardens

How to reach

It is 2.6 Kms from the city center. A taxi will cost you around 6 to 8 Euros and bus fares start from 1 Euro, one way.

Bus lines 3 and 4 that run from Pisa Centrale, the main station and Shuttle Bus A will drop you near the Tower. 
If you want to walk, start toward Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Turn onto Via Crispi and go as far as Ponte Solferino. Cross the bridge and continue until you read Via Roma until you reach Piazza dei Miracoli – the home of the Leaning Tower. It will take you around 30 minutes.
You can also take the subway from the train station and get out through Piazza Fancelli. Walk to Via Andrea Pisano, turn left and continue until you reach the Piazza dei Miracoli.


  • Wear comfortable shoes as the steps are steep and small.
  • Make sure you capture pictures of the town from the top floor.
  • Belongings should be submitted at the security check.
  • Do not carry heavy backpacks. They will tire you out.
  • Tickets can be booked online to avoid long queues.
  • Lockers are available and free of cost.
  • You must have a ticket for the church even though its free.
  • Visit during morning hours as it gets crowded by noon.
  • Try to visit this place during the offseason if you want to avoid the crowd.
  • Always pre-book as access is limited.

Visit Time

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

You may need to wait for security check and for collecting tickets.


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Entrance Fee


For Tower- 18 Euros 
Free admission for children below 8 years.
For Baptistery, Camposano, and Sinopia museum:
1 monument - 5 Euros 
2 monuments- 7 Euros
3 monuments- 8 Euros

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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