The timeless charm of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Grand Hotel Duomo di Pisa is just 50 metres away from the famous leaning tower. What makes the bell tower of Piazza dei Miracoli, an iconic monument of the city of Pisa, unique in the world is certainly its tilt, immortalised in the souvenir photos of millions of visitors.
The leaning tower is the core of the square for tourists from all over the world. The tourist guides tell the story of the Tower of Pisa every day, some notes still shrouded in mystery, a story full of curiosity and numbers. The construction of the Tower of Pisa dates back to 1173, it is 56 metres high, 6 of the 8 floors are surrounded by small loggias with round arches that, if you look at it from a distance, seem like the typical Tuscan lace. The bell cell houses 7 bells, one for each musical note. Above the portal of the tower, a bas-relief is noticeable representing 3 zoomorphic shapes: an allegory of Pisa's struggle against evil. Moving up to the bell cell you can admire the city from the highest point of the square, but the Tower is not alone in Piazza dei Miracoli, around the beautiful green lawn, illuminated by a light that makes them protagonists from dawn to dusk, there are also the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Monumental Cemetery.