The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, together with Pisa’s cathedral and baptistery makes the Piazza dei Miracoli the famous Pisa square a breath-taking sight well worth exploring. If you are adventurous enough climb the tower, expect to earn the reward of spectacular view. This, however, has to be earned with a great climb up narrow spiraling stairs which have been worn down by the millions of steps taken in the Leaning Tower of Pisa’s long history.
On one part of the staircase, the footsteps are worn down on the right side, whereas another part is worn down on the left side of the stairs as people have balanced against the downward pull of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower’s lean actually began when building was a few layers in. Over time, gravity worked its magic on the tower, pulling it closer and closer ground-ward, until engineers discovered a way to straighten the tower in 1998.
From the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you have wonderful views over the countryside, back-dropped by rough-surfaced mountain ranges pushing up against the flat-landscaped fields. The horizon serves as a great level to measure the towers lean, whilst the people on the fields below rendered ant-sized gives you a great indication of just how high up you are, looking down and over the stunning surroundings, standing exactly atop of Italian history.