The Tower of Pisa is perhaps the first thing that comes to mind, along with the Coliseum, when we talk about Italy (after pizza of course). It is an iconic monument, not to be missed, to visit absolutely when traveling in Italy. Then let’s prepare our visit to the best!

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The tower

What we usually call Torre or Leaning Tower is nothing more than the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, located in Pisa in Piazza Duomo (the whole complex has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987). The construction began in 1173 and already at the third ring the works (for almost a century) were suspended due to the failure of the land. Thanks to several architectural solutions it was completed in the middle of 1300 and is now constantly under supervision. It is therefore the clay nature of the soil that causes the characteristic slope of the tower (and indeed also of the surrounding buildings), making it unique in the world.

Visits info

Opening and closing time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. every day (check for extraordinary variations on the site).
Ticket price: 20€ (Tower + Cathedral)
Free of charge: disabled visitors with their adult helper (upon presentation of suitable certification). Check the available time slots by contacting this email address: 
Reductions: Reduced-price tickets are not available
< 18 years: must be accompanied by an adult
< 8 years: no entry allowed
Duration of the visit: 30 minutes
Green pass: required
Time slots: select a time slot during purchase and respect the chosen time
Warning: The visit is not recommended for people with cardiovascular and muscular disorders. The floor is uneven and slippery.

Before buying your ticket, please take a look at some other information: click here.

Further Info HERE

Combined tickets

The OPA (Opera della Primaziale Pisana) manages visits not only to the Tower, but to the whole complex of Piazza del Duomo. There are many solutions with various purchasing combinations.

Cathedral: admission with free pass
Camposanto: 7€
Museum of the Opera del Duomo: 7€
Sinopie museum: 7€
Complete visit: 10€ (all the monuments except the Tower)
Accessibility: not all monuments are accessible to people with motor discapacities
Complete visit + Tower: 27€ (select a time slot for the tower during purchase)
Audioguides of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo: 5€
School groups: 3€ (single); 6€ (complete); 20€ (Tower)
Italian Large Families Association: you can take advantage of reduced rates by showing your card to the cashier.

Getting there

From the central station:
 Bus LAM ROSSA stop via Cammeo/Piazza Manin

- N. 4 stop Piazza Arcivescovado
- N. 21 night bus - stop Manin Square

From the airport:
Bus LAM ROSSA stop via Cammeo/Piazza Manin

- N. 21 night bus - stop Manin Square

Curiosity: the numbers of the tower


Height: 58,36 metres
External diameter: 15 metres
Weight: 14.453 tonnes
Inclination: (current) about 5.5°
Hewn stones: 29.424
Stone surfaces: 7.735 square metres
Capitals: 207
Staircase: 273 steps

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