Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italian Tourist Attractions and Travel

The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa) or simply The Tower of Pisa (La Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and it is the third structure by time in Pisa's Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square).

 

Although intended to stand vertically, the tower began leaning to the southeast soon after the onset of construction in 1173 due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate that has allowed the foundation to shift direction.

 

Leaning Tower of Pisa travel, Italian Tourist Attractions

 

The height of Leaning Tower of Pisa is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) from the ground on the lowest side and 56.70 m (186.02 ft) on the highest side. The width of the walls at the base is 4.09 m (13.42 ft) and at the top 2.48 m (8.14 ft). Its weight is estimated at 14,500 tonnes. Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 or 294 steps ;the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase. Leaning Tower of Pisa leans at an angle of 3.97 degrees.This means that the top of the tower is 3.9 meters from where it would stand if the tower were perfectly vertical.Cape of Good Hope

 

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Leaning Tower of Pisa attractions

 

Leaning Tower of Pisa attractions 

Leaning Tower of Pisa tourism

 

Leaning Tower of Pisa travel 

Leaning Tower of Pisa travel



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