Leaning Tower or the Leaning Tower

Leaning Tower
Address: Piazza del Duomo
Zip Code: 56126
City: Pisa
Location: Pisa
Phone: 050 3872211 / 212
Fax: 050 560505

The first stone of the Leaning Tower was placed during the celebration of the Assumption, August 9, 1173. If you can locate the authors autographs of the other monuments of the square, the bell is not signed, which is quite curious that in addition to the centuries-old debate on the first author and the first decade of the factory bell tower.
In 1185 there was the basement subsidence and the consequent inclination which involved stop work for nearly a century. The continuation was entrusted to Giovanni di Simone, who in those years had worked on the Church of San Francesco with its bold bell. The architect showed extraordinary skill in limiting the consequences of the slope and so the work continued until 1284, when the naval defeat of Meloria. The last ring of the bell tower, the seventh, turned into a belfry, was conceived and created by Tommaso Pisano in the middle of the fourteenth century.

  • December and January: from 10.00 to 16.30
  • November to February: from 9.30 to 17.30
  • March: from 9.00 to 17.30
  • From April to September: from 8.30 to 20.00
  • From June 16 to August 31: Opening Night
  • October: from 9.00 to 19.00

Are admitted to visiting groups of up to 40 people accompanied by staff (the visit takes about 35 minutes). The beginning of the visit must be possible until the time indicated on the ticket. No admittance for children under eight years. Minors must however be accompanied by responsible adults.

Full price € 15.00 (not applicable for groups or age groups). The purchase of tickets is made exclusively at the ticket offices located near the Opera della Pisana Primate (a body that manages the monuments of the Piazza del Duomo), located near the Leaning Tower.

You can book online at a cost of € 17.00 in advance between 45 and 15 days from the date of the visit. It is not possible to make a telephone reservation.

For more information: Opera Primaziale - Piazza del Duomo, 17 - 56126 Pisa -
tel. 050 3872211 / 212, fax 050 560 505

The visit to the leaning tower requires visitors a considerable physical effort, which should be evaluated subjectively, taking into account that the spiral staircase inside the tower, very small, consists of about 300 steps. If the visit is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo. You can access the belfry and at the top of the tower but not the middle floors. You may not protrude from the protective railings on the walkways and exit at various levels. It is forbidden to pass under the bells and strike it with anything. It is forbidden to visit the tower to carry bags or containers of any kind which may be left in the cloakroom at the point of collection. You may bring and use cameras and camcorders.

Directions from Pisa Centrale railway station
By bus:
• LAM Rossa direction 1 (St. James) from the bus stop at the railway station 6 Tower 1 (map)