If you do decide to visit Pisa, you will want to see the leaning tower, set in The Square of Miracles, or Campo dei Miracoli, which has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1987. At the far side of this grassy square is the leaning bell tower, next to the beautiful Roman Catholic Duomo di Pisa built in the imposing Pisan Romaneque style and a vision in white marble. The square also houses the domed baptistery, where Galileo was baptised, and the Camposanto Monumentale which is the final resting place of notable Italians including Fibonacci. This square takes visitors through every stage of the lifecycle – from birth and baptism, through a life within the church, and to death – a miracle indeed. For a little more history of the tower and how it was built have a look here: Who paid for the Leaning tower of Pisa
Climbing to the top of the tower is an unforgettable experience – the lean makes it feel as though the structure is tilting this way and that as you circle it. Only 45 people can climb up it every 15 minutes, so you reserve a 30-minute time slot when you buy your ticket (in person, or on the OPA Pisa website no earlier than 20 days ahead and no later than one day in advance).
Age restrictions apply: Children must be at least eight years old while older ones aged 8–18 must be with an adult at all times. Print your voucher and bring it to the Tower with you, no less than 15 minutes before your entry time – you may not be allowed in if you arrive later than this.
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Getting to the Leaning Tower from Pisa Airport
If you’re trying to squeeze a trip to the tower in at the beginning or the end of a holiday, why not take a bus? The number 140 bus leaves from the airport and will take you to the Campo dei Miracoli in just over half an hour.
If you’d prefer to drive, beware of the traffic restrictions in the city. Parts of Pisa Centre are no-go areas, marked with ZTL signs. Times and rules will be shown under the red circles – just watch out for them as they are sometimes not very obvious.
Parking for Tower of Pisa
We normally park in the official car park – it’s large and normally has space. Make sure you don’t leave visible valuables – as with any popular tourist area there have been car-thefts. Link to Google Map for Parking.