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The Leaning Tower of Pisa

July 12, 2017
The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Ahh, another iconic landmark to tick off the list! Pisa was a really cute town as well, we literally just went to the tower, and had some dinner there. So instead of a long winded post, I’ll just share 10 interesting facts and the happy snaps!

  1. The tower took over 220 years to complete
  2. It was meant to measure 60 metres high, but only measures 56.67m on the highest side; and 55,86m on the lowest side
  3. There are 251 steps from the bottom of the tower to the top
  4. It weights 14,500 tonnes
  5. It’s not the only leaning tower in Pisa, the bell tower at the church of St. Michele dei Scalzi, and the bell tower at the church of St. Nicola also lean
  6. The outside diameter of the leaning Tower of Pisa’s base is 15.484 meters.
  7. Pisa got its name in 600 BC from a Greek word meaning “marshy land.”
  8. The tower is considered a medieval architecture, but in Romanesque style
  9. You can’t actually walk on the green grass at the base of the tower (which I didn’t realise until we got there)
  10. Every single tourists attempts that “holding the tower up” pose – it’s hilarious.

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