In 1174 a marble foundation was laid to start building the cathedral and bapistry of Pisa. The Tower was finally finished 176 years later – and it was crooked! Due to an abundance of water below the ground, the foundation could only go into the ground 10 feet – hence the tower had a definite southern tilt!
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located on the Field of Miracles. If you choose to climb the tower, you'll want to purchase your tickets in advance Those who don’t will waste waste hours waiting in line. Your tickets will have a time - don't be late because you will lose your slot. It's 300 steps up and 300 steps back down. Most climbers will find it hard to navigate as you get near the top. Upon descending, It typically takes about 5 minutes to eliminate the dizziness which occurs.
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