Leaning Tower of Pisa: An Iconic Heritage Site of Italy

Leaning Tower of Pisa: An Iconic Heritage Site of Italy

Italy is popular with its beautiful world heritage site, such as Colosseum and so Pisa Tower. Both are  really iconic sites in Italy and even included as Seven Wonders of the World for prolong period. They are also considered as one of world heritage sites by UNESCO. Therefore, both sites are becoming the one of must visited spot when you are traveling to Italy.

Italy Heritage Site:Tower Of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa as one of iconic heritage site in Italia has its own uniqueness. In Italia, it is called Torre pendente di Pisa. It is known by its unsymmetrical angle. It was a campanile of the cathedral, and the building of this campanile is begun in 1173 and finished in 1372. At that time, it was built vertically upright. But by the time is changing it tends to be leaned over south-eastward. It is because the base of the campanile wasn’t built properly, its foundation was too soft. Its angle of slant is about 3.97 degrees or 3.9 meters. Pisa tower’s height is 55.86 meter or 183.27 feet for the lower side and 56.67 or 185.93 feet for the other side, and it consists of 294 steps.

The early function of this building was the bell tower of Cathedral. There are at least seven kinds of bells inside this tower which represent each note in a musical scale. They used to be operated on some special occasions, such as Easter day. But today, Pisa tower not only becomes a religious building but also a nice spot to spend the holiday. The leaning of Pisa Tower, however, becomes its own attractive uniqueness which makes the people wondering and interesting to visit this site. Moreover, in these nowadays, you will be able to own a good spot to take a picture of you and maybe your families, friends, and relatives within Leaning Tower of Pisa area. Have a nice holiday.

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