Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and holiday rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Leaning Tower

The jewel in Pisa’s crown is this iconic cylindrical bell tower, which has become world-famous because of its bizarre angle.

As one of the most recognizable buildings in Europe, the Leaning Tower of Pisa attracts visitors from across the globe. It is actually the freestanding, Romanesque campanile (bell tower) of the majestic Duomo in Piazza dei Miracoli. While its architecture and history are fascinating, most people come here just to observe and photograph the curious tilt of this Italian icon.

If you arrive and find long queues, don’t let this deter you because you’ll be surrounded by some of the most stunning architecture in Italy as you wait. Use the time to learn some interesting facts about the campanile from your guidebook or from the short introduction to the tower’s history and style that you can attend at the entrance.

The Leaning Tower sits at an angle of 3.99 degrees. Despite its soft foundations it won’t fall over, so it’s perfectly safe to climb its spiral staircase and admire the panoramic views from the top.

You’ll be asked to store your larger belongings at the entrance, as the staircase is narrow. Ascend the worn marble steps, all 296 of them, to reach the viewing platform on the top floor. Look across the Duomo, the Pisa Baptistry and the green lawns of the piazza. You will have views of the wider historic city center from here, so be sure to keep your camera with you as you hand in your bags.

The tower’s medieval bells can be viewed on the eighth floor. Descend the stairs on the other side to see bizarre statues of animals that adorn its lower floors.

The Leaning Tower balances on the edge of Pisa’s historic city center. It can be reached on foot or bike from there or by bus or car from farther afield. If you are driving, there is secure parking available for a fee on Via Pietrasantina, just a short walk away. The tower is open daily and tickets can be booked online or upon arrival. Purchase a combined ticket for other historic attractions in Pisa to receive a discount on the admission fee.


Guide to Exploring Leaning Tower


Top Hotel Deals

See all 3,018 Properties near Leaning Tower
NH Pisa £70
NH Pisa

NH Pisa

Piazza Stazione 2, Pisa, PI
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Pisa City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mezzogiorno and University of Pisa. Leaning Tower and Piazza del Duomo are also within 1 mile (2 km). Pisa Central Station is only a 1-minute walk.

    Hotel Bologna £53
    Hotel Bologna

    Hotel Bologna

    Via Mazzini 57, Pisa, PI
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Pisa City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mezzogiorno and University of Pisa. Leaning Tower and Piazza del Duomo are also within 1 mile (2 km). Pisa Central Station is 8 minutes by foot and Pisa San Rossore Station is 25 minutes.

      Hotel Relais Dell Orologio £54
      Hotel Relais Dell Orologio

      Hotel Relais Dell Orologio

      Via Uguccione della Faggiola 12-14, Pisa, PI
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Pisa City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torre dei Gualandi, Leaning Tower, and University of Pisa. Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral of Pisa are also within 10 minutes. Pisa San Rossore Station is 15 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 19 minutes.

        B&B Window To The Tower £63
        B&B Window To The Tower

        B&B Window To The Tower

        Via Santa Maria 165, Pisa, PI
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Pisa City Centre, this townhouse accommodation is steps away from Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and Leaning Tower. Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral of Pisa are also within 5 minutes. Pisa San Rossore Station is 12 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 20 minutes.

          Time Out £26
          Time Out

          Time Out

          Via Santa Maria, 50, Pisa
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Pisa City Centre, this townhouse accommodation is within a 5-minute walk of Torre dei Gualandi and Leaning Tower. Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral of Pisa are also within 10 minutes. Pisa San Rossore Station is 15 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 17 minutes.

            Villa Tower Inn £48
            Villa Tower Inn

            Villa Tower Inn

            Via Bonanno Pisano 62, Pisa, PI
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Pisa City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Baptistry and Cathedral of Pisa. University Hospital of Santa Chiara and Leaning Tower are also within 10 minutes. Pisa San Rossore Station is 9 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 22 minutes.

              Relais I Miracoli £243
              Relais I Miracoli

              Relais I Miracoli

              Via Santa Maria 187, Pisa, PI
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Pisa City Centre, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Cathedral of Pisa and Pisa Baptistry. Pisa San Rossore Station is 11 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 20 minutes.

                La Lu Cozy Rooms £65
                La Lu Cozy Rooms

                La Lu Cozy Rooms

                Via Dalmazia 2, Pisa, Provincia di Pisa
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Pisa City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Scuola Normale Superiore and University of Pisa. Leaning Tower and Piazza del Duomo are also within 10 minutes. Pisa San Rossore Station is 16 minutes by foot and Pisa Central Station is 17 minutes.