TIPS TO VISIT THE LEANING TOWER AT PISA
The Leaning Tower in Pisa is now open to tourists. Crews used the absence of tourists to renovate Italy’s most popular tourist spot is now available again. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, located just an hour away from Florence by train, is one of the most well-known towers in the entire world. Most people visit Pisa only on a day trip from Florence. We spent the night there to enjoy what it had to offer fully.
These tips help you make the most of your overnight stay or day trip to Pisa’s Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The Leaning Tower Of Pisa: Is it Worth It?
Pisa, a charming city in the Tuscany region of Italy, is located on the Arno River. The city is home to 88,000 people and is known for its leaning tower.
Pisa is a popular stop from Rome to Florence or between the Cinque Terres and Tuscany. Although many tourists only spend a short time in Pisa to take silly tourist photos, there are more things to do. Although that can be a lot of fun, it is also a lot of work. Let’s explore all available while we visit the Leaning Tower Of Pisa.
How to get to Pisa’s Leaning Tower
Pisa Centrale is the central station of Pisa. This is where you will arrive when visiting Pisa’s Tower of Pisa. Pisa is located one hour from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Railway Station, Florence. Most trains will transfer to Florence when visiting Pisa or other Italian cities.
- Bologna was our destination. It took us two hours to travel to Pisa via train, which included a transfer to Florence. (Firenze S.M. Novella Station. You can book tickets at Trentalia.com
- It takes four hours to travel from Rome to Pisa by train, with a transfer to Florence.
- Pisa is home to Galileo Galilei International Airport.
- You can also take a train to Pisa from Florence via Rome.
Pisa Train Station to Leaning Tower
About 20 minutes walk takes you to the Pisa Train Station. The walk is almost straight across the river. You can also take a taxi if you don’t feel like walking.
It is located in City Square, behind the Pisa Cathedral. It’s easy to miss!
There are many other sights than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
We were taken on a guided tour through Pisa by Walks in Italy. Our guide, Vincenzo, met us at Piazza Arcivescovado. We briefly saw the tower at the beginning of our time. However, it was too close to our destination, and we decided to go inside. We began our tour by walking through the Monumental Cemetery or Camposanto Monumentale.
Although Pisa is a busy place, it’s peaceful and tranquil when you walk through the Monumental Cemetery. Although the Camposanto was constructed in the 12th Century, WWII destroyed it.
The beautiful reconstruction of the church has left 84 intact tombs. They are also working to restore the frescoes.
The Triumph of Death is one fresco that remains. Francesco Traini, an Italian painter, painted the Triumph of Death. It depicts the final judgments after death. The fresco dates back to 1335.
A visit to the Pisa Duomo
The Pisa Duomo was next. Although the Pisa Duomo is less tranquil than the Monumental Cemetery, it is still beautiful. As we weaved our way through the marble columns, we spotted the pulpit as we sifted through the crowds.
Pisa was once the ruler of the Mediterranean. You can see evidence of this wealth in this building.
The Pisa Guided Walking Tour, which is highly rated, is very similar to the one we took—a walking tour of Piazza Dei Miracoli with its monuments, the Cathedral and Camposanto, and the Church of San Sisto. The largest Italian baptistery, Pisa University, will also be visited.
History of Pisa
The construction of The Leaning Tower of Pisa was started in 1173. It took almost 200 years to complete. It was the third structure in the complex of Pisa’s cathedrals. The Tower of Pisa was built as the bell tower (campanile) of the Camposanto Monumentale (monumental cemeteries) and Pisa Cathedral. Pisa Tower stands alone and is different from other towers in Italy because it is round and separate from the cathedral.
The Pisa Tower was doomed right from the beginning. It began to leak before they had even completed construction. Engineers from all over the globe have tried to fix it for decades. The tower of Pisa finally fell to its final defeat in 1989. The Tower of Pisa has been saved and is still visible for future generations. It is now stable and safe.
Today, however, The Tower of Pisa doesn’t lean as much, thanks to modern engineering and counterweights. The Pisa Tower was reopened in 2001 and had a much more manageable lean. The top is approximately 4 meters above the ground.
Climbing the Leaning Tower Of Pisa
To reach the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you must climb up. The climb to the top is 294 steps. It’s worth it. Taking a guided tour skips the line and heads straight to the front of the tower. Although you could spend more than an hour waiting in line, we could walk right in our time.
Hot Tip: Pisa’s tour guide led us to the tower’s center. They stopped to tell us about the history of this tower. It is a pleasant experience, but we only have a short time in the building. During her speech, people began to walk up the stairs, and the crowd grew. We decided to move quickly to stay caught up to slow climbers. We could climb the tower faster than others, which was exactly where we wanted to be.
Walks of Italy was our guide, but you can book your front-of-the-line passes to the leaning tower of Pisa at . Get Your Guide. If you don’t want to do a private tour, the reserved entrance tickets will save you time.
The Tower of Pisa: What it is like from the top
It is easy to scale the leaning tower’s steps because they are wide. Bologna’s leaning tower was climbed by us (see below), but Pisa’s steps were more complex and broader. We were there before we knew it, and it was worth the effort. We were only allowed a short tour, so we walked straight to the top instead of listening to our guides.
To climb the Leaning Tower, Pisa, tickets cost 20 EUR per person. The tour and timed entry are included in the private tour you book.
It is quite a rush to reach the top of Leaning Tower Pisa, but it is well worth the effort. We could see so much in such a short time because we moved fast. Pisa Tower is very popular, and tours are taken daily. Remember to get up quickly and move quickly around the tower.
At the top of Leaning Tower Pisa, there are two levels. Behind a tall fence, the first floor offers a city view. It is possible to squeeze your camera through the wall just enough to take a few photos.