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Leaning towerofpisa

  1. 1. What is it? • It is a free standing bell tower of the cathedral in the Italian City of Pisa, Piazza dei miracoli • It is a tower tilted at an angle of 4 degrees
  2. 2. Facts • It is a belltower with 7 bells, one of each note of the musical major scale. • It is about 58 meters • 8-storey building • Weighs about 14.453 tonnes
  3. 3. Construction of the first floor began in 8 August 1173 during military success and prosperity Tower began to sink after construction progressed to the third floor in 1178 due to unstable soil Construction halted for a century because Republic of Pisa was engaged in battles Clocks were temporarily installed in 1198 In 1272, construction resumed To compensate for the tilt, engineers built upper floor with one side being taller . Hence, tower is curved Construction halted again due to Battle of Meloria The 7th floor was completed in 1319 After a phase of structure strengthening, the building is undergoing surfacerestoration
  4. 4. Weather
  5. 5. Touring the tower • Visitors are permitted in the tower only with a guide in tour groups with a maximum size of 40. • The tour is about 30 minutes and leaves regularly every half an hour. • Guests are not allowed to stay in the Tower after their tour, and bags are not permitted. • Children under age 8 are not allowed to tour the tower, minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  6. 6. Touring the tower • Access to most of the balconies is not permitted. • Visitors may exit the tower at the seventh and eighth floors at the level of the bells • Visitor are not permitted to lean on the railings for safety reasons. • Reaching the level of the bells consists of walking up approximately 300 stairs.
  7. 7. Tickets and Hours • Tickets must be purchased at least 15 days in advance before the time of your tour, either online or at the site. • Tickets include admission to the Leaning Tower of Pisa as well as the the exhibits located around the Opera del Duomo Museum and Museum of Sinopites, including multimedia displays. • Tickets are good for their printed admission time only.
  8. 8. • Lateness will result in your ticket being invalidated. • Hours vary according to season. Winter hours generally are from 9 or 10 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Summer hours are longer, with the tower opening as early as 8:30 a.m. and closing as late as 11 p.m. during July and August. • Hours are subject to change without advance notice for maintenance or weather. Tickets and Hours
  9. 9. Pictures within the tower Entrance door to bell tower Leaning tower loggiati
  10. 10. Pictures within the tower Leaning tower staircase One of the Tower bell
  11. 11. Pictures within the tower
  12. 12. References • http://www.theblamed.com/photos/europe_36.html • http://www.waligorski.com/Italy3.html • http://www.google.com.sg/imglanding?q=leaning+tow er+of+pisa&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbs=isch:1&tbnid=MS ikJ8J9XB0KbM:&imgrefurl=http://miriadna.com/previe w/440&imgurl=http://miriadna.com/desctopwalls/ima ges/max/Duomo%252520and%252520Leaning%25252 0Tower%252520in%252520Pisa%252520%28Italy%29.j pg&zoom=1&w=1600&h=1200&ei=YEjrTLqBA4zQcZK2 yPgO&biw=1280&bih=563 • http://photos.demandstudios.com/227/31/fotolia_429 8246_XS.jpg
  13. 13. References • http://www.pisa.world-guides.com/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaning_Tower_ of_Pisa • http://traveltips.usatoday.com/leaning-tower- pisa-3401.html

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