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Leaning Tower of Pisa and Views from Above

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most touristy monuments in Italy. Its beauty is universally acknowledged and honestly it is a quite a sight when you first see it because it leans (duh)!! The fact that it defies gravity is something very interesting.

Leaning Tower of Pisa and Views from Above

The views from the Leaning Tower of Pisa are exceptional!! The “Piazza dei Miracoli” (Square of Miracles) which includes a cathedral, a baptistery and a cemetery is simply breathtaking from above. 

But I think the thought of climbing top the leaning tower (296 steps) to see the town of Pisa is not for everyone. Not only is it costly at a whopping €18 but it also makes you feel dizzy. (Children below 8 years aren’t allowed to climb).

If you are brave to spend that money, it is certainly fun feeling the “lean” of 296 steps. Because once you reach the top, you’ll agree that the town of Pisa looks exceptional!

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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 beautiful views from the top, I found the ticket to be insanely priced. I’d rather recommend you spending time people watching in the piazza below and probably sit at a Bar and order a pizza!! Or simply sit in the lush green lawns and relax with a book!

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21 Comments

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  • Eva
    June 16, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Would you believe that I have lived for a year in Pisa and I never went up the tower? 😀 15 euros (at the time) seemed a bit too much and I was afraid I would feel too dizzy and get down, so I was just afraid of wasting my money. But the view of the Piazza from the top must be really worth the spinning head.

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    • Ishita
      June 16, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Yes it is worthwhile and I can’t do it now. This was few years back. I think I felt the price was a bit too steep too.

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      • Eva
        June 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm

        It is quite pricey indeed, but if you think the money goes into maintenance of a building that has been defying gravity for 500 years then it makes a little more sense. Still, I was in Pisa as a poor student and had other priorities XD But I love Piazza dei Miracoli ever since I first visited it at 9.

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        • Ishita
          June 16, 2016 at 8:49 pm

          Absolutely. I agree. Yes it’s absolutely gorgeous.

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  • Catherine Sweeney
    October 16, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    I’ve talked to people who didn’t like Pisa because of the crowds of tourists. But I thought it was well worth a visit — and a climb to the top. The tower itself was actually more beautiful in person that I’d expected, too.

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    • Ishita
      October 17, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      I agree Cathy. There were a lot of tourists but we know why. Pisa is such a charming town and you are right, the tower is stunning!

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  • Diana Lynn
    September 9, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Awesome photos!!! Love it!!! I admit Pisa is super touristy…but we loved it! The kids went nuts there….any news on a possible visit in October?

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    • Ishita
      September 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you so much! None 🙁 Waiting and waiting 🙁

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  • travelmagnolia
    September 9, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Love this! Will had Pisa to my list! Thanks so much for sharing.

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    • Ishita
      September 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      You are most welcome, I am glad it helped 🙂

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  • Vinitha
    September 9, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Lovely pics. Pisa is high on my daughter’s list. Hopefully we will make a trip soon

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    • Ishita
      September 9, 2015 at 12:29 am

      I hope you can really soon! It’s a nice place to catch a break from the bigger towns

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  • Priyanka Mahajan
    September 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Beautiful views 🙂

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    • Ishita
      September 9, 2015 at 12:29 am

      Thanks pm 😉

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  • blogginginitaly
    September 8, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    great photos!

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    • Ishita
      September 9, 2015 at 12:29 am

      Thank you so much!

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  • Priyanka Bhardwaj
    September 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Nice pictures !! Experienced the dizziness… like you’ve mentioned 😛 But the sweeping views from atop are worth all the effort 😉

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    • Ishita
      September 8, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks PB! I know you told me. Worth the effort 😀

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  • AnnaJ
    September 8, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Hopefully I’ll get tickets to ascend the leaning tower.

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    • Ishita
      September 8, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      You must 🙂

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