One of the world’s most famous landmarks, the near 850-year old,Leaning Tower of Pisa is a medieval, romanesque-style structure.
Renowned for its striking tilt, caused by the soft ground on which its foundations were constructed. One of Italy’s best loved landmarks, the tower - which is located in the historic centre of Pisa, the fifth largest city in Tuscany - attracts some 5 million visitors every year, and is a must see for anyone visiting this picturesque region.
See the best of Pisa’s historic old town on this guided small group tour led by an expert local guide. Hear historic tales and anecdotes as you explore fascinating landmarks like the Cattedrale di Pisa, the Piazza dei Miracoli, and of course the leaning tower, with the option to see it’s interior and even climb to the top to experience sweeping views over the city!
Yes, there are 300 steps inside the tower which lead to a viewing area. Be advised, though tickets can be purchased on the day, it is recommended that you book in advance in order to guarantee entry on your day/time of choice.
Easyjet and Ryanair both operate regular direct flights to Pisa airport from a number of major cities across the UK.
May and early June, and September and early October, are the best times to visit, as the weather is generally good and there are fewer crowds then during the peak summer months.
Pisa’s historic centre, where the tower is located, is home to numerous interesting landmarks including, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta; Piazza Del Duomo; The Baptistery of San Giovanni; Campo Santo, and The Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.
Take a seat in the Roman ampitheatre of violence and ask yourself... "are you not entertained?!"
You can almost reach out and point a finger at the inspired brilliance of the Sistine chapel. Michelangelo's masterpieces frequent the grounds here like pawns on a chessboard.
Michelangelo’s most revered masterpiece will have you looking to the heavens both literally and metaphorically.