Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa Italy

Updated: Sep 18

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The square of Miracles

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most remarkable architectural buildings from medieval Europe. Italian call it as "Torre Pendente di Pisa". In addition to the tower the Square of Miracles is hosting the Cathedral and the Baptistery. It is a great experience to climb up the tower and its like falling in love the first time. Look around at the top of the tower and feel what people felt during medieval times.

Once you have admired the Tower of Pisa from all angles including taking picture of all type of positions, continue your visit to the other monuments in the Square. Along the way of the square, there is also the Cemetery, the Cathedral Museum and the Museum of the Synopsis.

Monuments of the Square of Miracles

  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The construction began in 1173 between the well known and important rivers Arno and Serchio. These rivers are located in the Tuscany Region. The bell tower was constructed on a white marble for the cathedral complex. Five years later, after the all most completed building series the tower's foundation had begun to settle unevenly. The reason for this was the dense mixture of clay, sand and shells. As a result, the tower had begun to tilt towards the south.

Towers situation

With a delay of about a century, caused by the war between Pisa an Genoa, the construction completed around 1370. Because of this delay the the foundation had the possibility to settle further. After several attempts of interfering the tower continued to subside at a rate of about 0,05 inches per year.