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Leaning Tower of Pisa

The world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa was built as a freestanding bell tower ( campanile) behind the city cathedral. Constructed during the 11th and 12th Centuries, the tower is the third-oldest building in Pisa's Cathedral Square. Originally intended to stand vertically, the tower now leans towards the south-west due to uneven foundations in the loose earth. At its highest point the tower reaches 186 feet (57m) above ground level, and has 296 steps leading to the top floor. It is not certain who the original architect was but it was most likely designed by Diotisalvi.

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Campo dei Miracoli Pisa
EUR15, although you can buy online tickets (EUR17) in advance, to avoid the heavy ticketing queues
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.

Opening Times
Open in December and January from 10am to 4.30pm; in November and February from 9.30am to 5.30pm; in March from 9am to 5.30pm; in April to September from 8.30 am to 8pm; and in October from 9am to 7pm
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