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A city of Miracoli

Unlike Florence, which is highly commercialized, Pisa is serene and laid-back. Known all over the world for its leaning tower (Torre pendente) and the Campo dei Miracoli, Pisa still stays the least-known of the Italian cities. A Rennaisance city that was once a wealthy seaport, it welcomes today tourists from all over the world with its Pisan-Romanesque style churches, the Campo Santo (the most beautiful cemetery in the world), trattorias, boutiques, and an atmosphere of cultured bohemia.

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Torre pendente di Pisa

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Pisa's world-known city symbol

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By far the most popular attraction of the city, the Torre pendente di Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa) - or known simply as the Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa) - is the freestanding bell tower, of the Duomo. The tower leans at about 3.99 degrees, a one of a kind building, mainly for its artistic value.

Torre pendente di Pisa has a cylindrical stone body surrounded by open galleries with arcades and pillars resting on a bottom shaft, with the belfry on top. There is some controversy regarding the identity of the architect of the tower: some studies indicate Guglielmo and Bonanno Pisan, while more recent research considers Diotisalvi as the original architect. Another possible architect is Gerardo di Gerardo.

Torre pendente di Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126 Pisa
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www.opapisa.it/en/miracles-square/leaning-tower/the-architecture.html