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Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch
"Depart from Rome and drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Once you arrive in Florence the city tour will start at Piazzale Michelangelo where you can enjoy the amazing view of the entire center of Florence. Then you will reach Ponte Vecchio for some of the best views of Florence. You will walk through the lovely streets of the city and yo with its beautiful Brunelleschi's Dome. Before reaching Piazza della Signoria you can also admire the Baptistry and Giotto's Bell Tower. After lunch (included) you can relax and have a walk in the nice San Lorenzo outdoor market where you can find a very high quality leather jackets and other clothes at very convenience price (Florence is very famous for its leather products)You will leave Florence arou where the guide will show you the famous Leaning Tower Piazza dei Miracoli
From EUR180.00
 
Artglass Tour of the Leaning Tower Square
"By wearing this glasses and following your map you will automatically get explanations historical reconstructions of the monuments and many other curiosities narrated by Pisa's historical figures such as Galileo Galilei.You can find out what the ""nails of the devil"" and ""the golden section of the Baptistery"" mean why the Bell Tower is leaning and much more.The ARtGlass devices give you an unique individual experience while explaining to you the city's history and one of the most beautiful squares in the world!The multimedia glasses are suitable for all ag""You can visit Piazza dei Miracoli in a unique way thanks to the ArtGlass: through wearable video glasses you’ll be offered a mix of videos and storytelling to discover a new dimension of art and history.title=Highlights&1=ArtGlass+self-guided+tour+of+Piazza+dei+Miracoli+in+Pisa&2=Learn+about+the+World+Heritage-listed+Piazza+dei+Miracoli+with+the+ArtGlass+tour&3=Hear+stories+told+in+the+voice+of+famous+Italian+masters+such+as+Galileo+Galilei&4=Take+a+self
From EUR8.00
 
Pisa Guided Walking Tour
"Pisa’s Ancient Maritime Republic has a great deal to offer besides the renowned Tower and is well worth a few days’ stay just enough time to take in all of its gems. The city grew and developed in and around the inlets of the Arno which lend the view of the Lungarni and the majestic grand ducal buildings Romanesque and Gothic style churches and the overlooking Medieval and Renaissance fortifications. The allure of the Lungarni has featured in works by such authors as Byron Shelley Montesquieu Leopardi
From EUR15.00

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Tower of Pisa – Take the famous picture.

The most popular tourist activity at the tower is to pose for photographs pretending to “hold up” the leaning tower and prevent it from falling (captured in my own pictures as well). The illusion is created through the principle of forced perspective. Surely someone you know has done this very thing. How can you not? The tower is just standing there, all slanted and falling and everyone else is doing it! And so did we do as well … lol!

Well, I also saw some people feeling like putting a different spin on the classic pose. These were some nice alternatives to leaning on the Tower of Pisa and I witnessed some creative juices flowing. If you have better/funnier examples, let me know in the comments! But, for example, I saw someone kicking the tower over. One funny picture was someone leaning on another person who was leaning on the tower itself. And the most funny picture is just to take one of all the people who are so creative.

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa
Directions: Right at the touristic city center, can’t miss it!
http://www.towerofpisa.org/

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Jerelis
Nov 02, 2015

Tower of Pisa – Iconic landmark.

No visit to Pisa can possibly be complete without a visit to the Tower of Pisa. To be honest, there is not much else to see in Pisa other than the area immediately in and around the Field of Miracles. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Piazza del Duomo after the Cathedral and the Baptistery. The height of the tower is 55.86 meters from the ground on the low side and 56.70 meters on the high side. A clear fact that it is leaning.

Tower of Pisa looks like a massive wedding cake knocked precariously askew by a clumsy giant guest. But anyway, once in Pisa it was impossible not to be in awe of this iconic landmark. Ok, so we missed our trip to climb up, but it's just lovely to see! I loved seeing people from all around the world having their photos taken 'holding up the tower' BRILLIANT! We were only there for an afternoon, took a little stroll, had an aperitif, a pizza and stayed most of the time at the Piazza dei Miracoli itself. Good times!

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa
Directions: Right at the touristic city center, can’t miss it!
http://www.towerofpisa.org/

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Jerelis
Nov 02, 2015

Tower of Pisa – It is really leaning!

Well hey, humans make mistakes! After all I think that no human is perfect. One mistake made in the 11th century resulted in a 14,500 ton leaning tower. This miscalculation would later become the ultimate symbol of the city of Pisa. During the summer of 2015 we were staying in Tuscany, near the village of San Vincenzo. It was more than an hour drive towards Pisa, but we simply did not want to miss the leaning tower of Pisa.

Because we expected the tower to be a massive tourist trap we decided to visit it by the end of the afternoon. We arrived at the Piazza dei Miracoli (square of miracles), where the Tower of Pisa is situated, around half past 5 and noticed that most tourists already left the square and we were able to walk around the tower rather easily. Besides that we were also able to take pictures of the tower without hundreds of other people in front of it. The first thing I noticed that the tower is really leaning, no doubt about that!

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa
Directions: Right at the touristic city center, can’t miss it!
http://www.towerofpisa.org/

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Jerelis
Nov 02, 2015

Propping up the Tower: a photo opportunity?

As soon as you arrive in the Campo dei Miracoli you will spot them. Dotted around the Leaning Tower are pairs of people, one with a camera and one a short distance away. The photographer will be calling: “left a little … no, right … back up a bit … hand a bit higher”. Their friend will be shuffling around, trying to follow the instructions while avoiding everyone else doing the same thing. And what are they all doing? They are trying to capture the classic “joke” shot – “How I held up the Leaning Tower with one hand and stopped it from falling”. It’s corny, but almost everyone has to have a go.

And did we join them? Check out photo 2 ;-)

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toonsarah
Sep 16, 2009
 
 
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Everybody does it!

So don't you feel embarrased by making funny positions to get a nice shot. Of course people look at you when you are posing but just remember that there are a lot of people doing the same thing in the same moment!

Unique Suggestions smile and act like you don't care!

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cinthya_in_victoria
Jan 03, 2009

Pretty silly, isn't it?

Many people take pictures of trying to push the Leaning Tower. I wonder who came up with this that is making everyone do it? It's definitely pretty silly. :)

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meteorologist1
Dec 19, 2003

Photo Op

Had to be done...I didn't spend too much time setting it up as I was quite embarressed even to be attempting it. My only consolation was that countless people were doing the same thing.

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Apr 19, 2003
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"PISA is a lot more than just the leaning tower"
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