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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous monuments of Italy and its beauty is universally acknowledged. It is a quite a queer sight when you first see it but it is beautiful! The stark white tower is part of a splendid square called “Piazza dei Miracoli” (Square of Miracles) that proudly boasts a cathedral, a baptistery and a cemetery.

There is an option of climbing top of the leaning tower (296 steps) to see the town of Pisa and get some fantastic shots of the square. Despite a slight “lean” during the climb, the 296 were manageable. I did feel a little dizzy afterwards because the tower defies gravity. But it so worth the effort when you reach the top. The ticket cost is EUR 18.

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Torre Pendente di Pisa (The Leaning Tower)

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The Field of Miracles

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Peek into Pisa while climbing

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Red roofed Pisa

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The Pisan mountains afar

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Two of the seven bells that are on top

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The Cathedral of Pisa

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Looking down

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Another beautiful view

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Goodbye Pisa!

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Despite the fun climb, I found the ticket to be insanely priced. I’d rather recommend you spending time in the piazza below at a Bar or at the lush green lawns annd relax with a picnic or a book.

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