Italy is known for many things which together make it one of the most beloved tourist destinations among tourists from all over the world. Among other things, it is known for its famous cities where some of the most famous buildings and monuments in the world are located.
One of these cities is the beautiful Pisa, among the popular sites where you will find the Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracle Square) and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, which attracts crowds of visitors every year. In light of this, it is recommended to schedule the visit to these sites for the early morning hours in order not to encounter particularly long queues and in any case, you should bring comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water in case such a long wait is required.
The Miracle Square, Piazza dei Miracoli, is the central square in the city and like every central square it is also known as the “Duomo Square”. It is adjacent to the main cathedral of Pisa and is surrounded by a medieval wall that encloses the city center and its most popular points of interest.
The square itself serves as the most central place in Pisa, and as such it is a meeting point for young people and a point from which guided tours depart, while other tours that go between the main attractions in the city also go through it and the sites located there – the Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery and the Campo Santo Monumental.
Of all of these, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is undoubtedly the highlight of the area and is considered one of the busiest tourist sites in Italy, with 2 million visitors each year. It is important to note that his inclination is an accidental mistake and although it was ultimately the one that gave the tower its great publicity, during the two hundred years it took to complete the construction of the tower, attempts were made to correct it.
In terms of dry data, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is actually the bell tower of the Pisa Cathedral, leans at an angle of almost 4 degrees (3.97 to be exact) due to its construction on soil made of sand and clay so it is unstable and not suitable for the construction of tall buildings. Due to its tendency to appear as if it threatens to fall on those under it, the tower received a lot of publicity and in 1987 the entire complex was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The stay in the square is of course free of charge, and the entrance to the Leaning Tower is for a fee. It is possible and desirable to order the ticket in advance.