The Tower Of Pisa

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The Tower Of Pisa

Leaning & Sinking Facts - ... The tower leans to the south. - ... The tower began to sink after construction on the second floor in 1178.

The Tower Of Pisa

Pizza Dei Miracoli (square of miracles)

looking down from the top

The Pisans attacked the city of Palermo on the island of Sicily in 1063. The attack was successful and the conquerors returned to Pisa with a great deal of treasure. To show the world just how important the city was, the people of Pisa decided to build a great cathedral complex, the Files of Miracles. The plan included a Cathedral, a Bapitstery, a Bell Tower (The Tower Of Pisa) and a Cemetery.

The Leaning Tower Of Pisa was constructed during the period of the Roman Empire. It was constructed in the midst of war between the Romans and Franciscans. Leaning Tower Of Pisa is one of the most visited tourist spot of the world beacuse of its unique architecture and angled dessign.

During world war 11, Germans used the Tower Of Pisa as an observation post. The Allies did not distort the tower because they saw how beautiful it was.Construction of the leaning Tower Of Pisa began in August 1173, but was interrupted several times by wars. It was completed in 1399.

The most accredited architects of this first phase of work are Bonanno Pisano and Gherardo din Gherardo.The second phase of construction started in 1275, and the work is attributed to Giovani di Simone. Tommaso Pisano (1350-1372) was the architect who finished the work.

A visit lasts 30 minutes and visitors can't stay longer than this. Children under the age of 8 are not allowed and teenagers between 12 and 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


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