See the Leaning Tower of Pisa – Bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known throughout the world for its involuntary inclination – in a semi-private tour (2 families max.) especially designed for kids and adults! Take a guided tour of the famous tower, and don’t forget to take a picture with your family!
Discover the highlights of the Pisa Tower with your guide!
Visit the Tower of Pisa as a family with a guide who specializes in capturing children’s attention. More than 30 million people visited the Tower of Pisa during the last sixty years, this tour will emerge your family to the 12th century…
Find your guide at the meeting point and take a family photo, maybe pretending to “straighten” the tower with your hands and hear how the Tower of Pisa is one of the emblematic monuments of the Tuscany region.
It is one of the monuments that make up the “Piazza dei Miracoli” (Place of Miracles), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following multiple renovations during the 20th century to prevent from collapsing, some believe that the tower will be able to stand for another 300 years.
Originally constructed in 1173 under the direction of architect Bonanno Pisano, the Tower of Pisa is the campanile (a bell tower, typically Italian and Catholic, used to call faithful ones to prayer and usually erected next to a church or cathedral) for the Pisa Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. It is considered to be one of the masterpieces of Romanesque Art in Tuscany.
Constructed mainly of marble, it is best known for leaning southwards at an angle of 3.59 degrees. The cause of the incline is not agreed upon. Some argue that a calculation error while laying its foundation pushed the tower into the ground; others believe that it leans because of ground subsidence related to marl, a loose and crumbly rock.
During the tour, you will be able to climb the tower’s 297 steps to the summit (Children under 8 are not allowed to climb at the tower) and observe the surrounding buildings from the top. At the end of your visit, rest for a moment on the grass and contemplate the technical prowess of the men of the 12th century and all they were able to accomplish without power tools.
Know before you go:
City and country of tour: Pisa, Italy