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  • Writer's pictureMarcelo Di Liscia

A Journey through Pisa's Iconic Landmarks

Visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy, is a memorable experience that takes you back in time to one of Italy's most iconic landmarks. Located in the picturesque city of Pisa, it is essential to plan your visit to make the most of this historical marvel. Conveniently, there are parking options available near the tower, allowing visitors to easily access the site. Parking facilities are well-organized and within walking distance, ensuring a hassle-free arrival. We parked in “Parcheggio di Piazza dei Miracoli” that is just a block from the entrance.

To access the square, we passed through an arched entrance in the protective wall that encircled the Piazza del Duomo. It felt like stepping into a historical masterpiece as we crossed under the ancient structure, feeling the weight of centuries of history that had transpired within these walls. This seemingly simple entrance added a touch of mystique to our visit, and as we stepped further into the heart of Pisa's iconic square, we knew that this experience would be etched in our memories forever.

You can enter for free directly to the square where the Leaning Tower is located, and you can admire its architectural splendor from the ground. However, for a truly immersive experience, it is highly recommended to purchase a ticket that allows you to ascend the tower. Climbing the leaning stairs of the tower offers a unique perspective and breathtaking views of Pisa and its surroundings.

When it comes to tickets, there are two options available that include the opportunity to go up the Tower. One is Complete for €27 (you get access to everything), the other you can go up the Tower and see the Cathedral for €20. If you want to visit the Baptistery, the Camposanto, etc. you can purchase a ticket for any of these and you will have access to the Cathedral too. Any of these tickets cost €7. If you want to do everything but the tower the cost is €20. These architectural wonders provide additional insights into the rich history and artistry of Pisa. Taking the time to admire these structures allows you to appreciate the harmonious beauty of the entire complex.

Before embarking on our ascent of the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, we couldn't resist indulging in a fun photo session with this famous landmark. Capturing the perfect angle to make it seem like we were holding up the leaning tower or pushing it or trying to prevent its fall became a delightful pastime. Sharing laughter and excitement, we snapped countless photos to immortalize our memorable visit to this historical site. Little did we know that the real adventure awaited us as we climbed the leaning tower, taking in breathtaking views of Pisa and the surrounding Tuscan landscape from its tilted top.

After exploring the Leaning Tower, you may find yourself craving a delicious meal. Fortunately, there are numerous dining options available near the tower. The area surrounding the Piazza dei Miracoli is dotted with charming cafes, trattorias, and restaurants where you can indulge in authentic Italian cuisine. From classic pizzas and pasta dishes to regional specialties, there is something to satisfy every palate. Additionally, you can enjoy a leisurely meal while basking in the beauty of the Piazza and its historic ambiance.

Our visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa was an enchanting experience filled with history, and architecture. This visit provided a fun learning experience for the kids. We explained its history, how it started leaning due to soft ground, and the efforts to stabilize it. The kids were amazed by the engineering marvel and its significance in human achievement. They left with a newfound appreciation for historical landmarks and cultural heritage.

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