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Excursion to Pisa with its famous tower

THE tower of Pisa, also known as sloping because it tilts, is located very close to
Florence, in the wider region of Tuscany.
It is worth spending a few hours to visit the famous tower and picturesque city of Pisa, with its university, beautiful squares and architectural masterpieces.

The tower is 60 meters high and tilts about 4 degrees! By 1990 it was up 10 points – although that was not the plan. Reconstruction began in 1173 and continued for 200 years because of the wars that interrupted it. The name of the architect, however, is unknown.

It is essentially an independent bell tower – campanile in Italian – and is located just behind the city’s cathedral in Piazza del Duomo.

With 8 floors and 207 columns, it resembles a multi-storey wedding cake!

Going up the 294 steps, you reach the top of the Tower, from where you will have a view of the whole city.

What else to see in the city of Pisa:

The Piazza dei Miracoli, which in addition to the tower includes the cathedral, the baptistery and the museum of the church.

The church San Sisto, one of the oldest churches in the city (year of reconstruction 1191)

The square Piazza dei Cavalieri, which was a political center in the Middle Ages.

The school Normal school, one of the most famous universities in the world, in Piazza dei Cavalieri.

The earl’s house Ugolino della Gherardesca.

The museum National Museum of San Matteo with sculptures and paintings by famous artists.

Walk along the river Arno.

The festival takes place on June 16 Luminara, where as soon as the sun sets, all the lights along the Arno River go out and more than 10,000 candles create a unique atmosphere.

The celebration ends with sparklers!

How are you going?

By train from Florence SMNovella station to Pisa Centrale station. From there it is about a 30 minute walk to the tower, passing through the city.


* Very likely to find queue, so you better book your tickets in advance.

* The staircase of the tower is helical. You should wear flat shoes that do not slip of course.

* Hotels in the city of Pisa.
* The Restaurants that are close to the tower are expensive and do not have very good quality food because they are completely touristy. It is good to avoid !!

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