The Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Type: Monuments and Memorials
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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Oh, the Leaning Tower of Pisa -- so touristy and yet so fun. Each and every day, hordes of visitors come to the small northwestern Tuscan town of Pisa to take pictures "propping up" its tower. Some do it with their entire bodyweight while others hold it with a finger.
At about 183 feet tall, the tower leans at about four degrees, meaning that at the top, it's displaced nearly 13 feet from its bottom. Yikes! And yet, it's still architecturally sound enough for visitors to walk up its nearly 300 steps to the top. And spying the exorbitant price of walking to the top (23 EUR or about $32USD), most travelers recommend snagging a few free pictures from the ground level.