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Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa stamp

The Leaning Tower of Pisa receives over 1 million visitors per year. The tower is part of Cathedral Square made up of the Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistery, and the Piazza del Duomo.

Problems with the tower started shortly into its construction. The soft soil in Pisa caused the tower to start leaning once construction reached the second story. It would continue to get worse until a renovation project stabilized the tower in 2008. Previous attempts had been unsuccessful, and had even made it worse. Today, the tower sits at 3.97 percent angle.

You can climb to the top of the tower to experience the views of the surrounding city. 296 stairs will take you to the top. Tickets can be purchased in advance.

Starting today, the Leaning Tower of Pisa can be added to your Duckwyn Passport book. 

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