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Tower of Pisa | The Pisa Cathedral's freestanding bell tower

Known world over for its trademark tilt, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower, or campanile of the Pisa Cathedral. It is one of the four buildings that make up the Cathedral Complex called Piazza dei Miracoli, which means Square of Miracles. Known for its nearly four-degree lean, the tower has about 251-296 steps that you can climb to enjoy breathtaking views of the city. Here's all you need to know about choosing the ticket that's right for you from our curated list of options.

Things to know before booking your Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets

  • You must book your Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets in advance as they sell out really quickly. Pre-booking also ensures you pick an appointed time slot. Ensure you arrive on time so you don't miss your slot.
  • Tickets to the Leaning Tower are timed; you can only spend 30 minutes inside the building.
  • For safety reasons, children below the age of eight cannot enter the Leaning Tower. Minors between the ages of 8 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The tower is not accessible to visitors using wheelchairs. People with mobility issues, heart problems, pregnant women, etc. are also not advised to climb the tower as the climb is steep and the stairs are slippery.
  • The tower is part of a complex called the Square of Miracles, which also houses other main buildings Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistery and Pisa Camposanto. Besides this, the complex also houses the Sinopie Museum and and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Entry to these other buildings (except the Pisa Cathedral) requires separate tickets. To enter the Cathedral, you only need to show a ticket that grants entry to any one of the buildings in the Cathedral Complex.

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Cathedral Complex tickets

Duration: 2 hours onwards

  • Enter and climb not just the Leaning Tower, but also other monuments in the Square of Miracles including the Pisa Camposanto, the Baptistery and the Pisa Cathedral.
  • Some tickets may grant access to only one of the buildings besides the Leaning Tower, so do check at the time of booking.
  • Depending on your ticket, you may also benefit from a multilingual guided tour.

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Audio guide tours

Duration: Flexible

  • Suitable for the self-guided explorer, you can visit either the Tower or the Cathedral, or the Tower and the entire Cathedral Complex with a ticket upgrade.
  • Collect your multilingual audio guide from the Sinopie Museum within the Cathedral Complex. Choose between Italian, English, French, German and Spanish audio guides.

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Guided tours

Duration: 2 hours onwards

  • Do you know the real reason why the Leaning Tower leans? Or that the Allies spared the building from being bombed during WW2? Learn these facts and more as an expert tour guide takes you up this iconic bell tower.
  • Choose from English, Spanish, Italian or German-speaking guides.
  • Depending on the ticket you choose, your guide may also take you to other buildings in the Cathedral Complex like the Pisa Cathedral or the Baptistery.

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City tours

Duration: 3 hours

  • Look beyond the Leaning Tower and explore the wider city of Pisa, once a maritime power and known as 'Altera Roma'.
  • Benefit from the knowledge of an expert local tour guide as they take you around the iconic landmarks of Pisa.
  • Depending on your ticket, enjoy the intimacy of a small group or sample the local wine.

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Only the time (and not date) of your visit to the Leaning Tower can be modified up to two hours before, but cannot be canceled and refunded. Tickets to other monuments in the Square of Miracles can be canceled up to 24 hours before the visit.

Explore the Pisa Cathedral Complex

Besides the Leaning Tower, there are three prominent monuments that occupy the Cathedral Complex, or the Square of Miracles.

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  • Free tickets: If the accessibility department is contacted at least 5 days prior to the visit, people with disabilities can avail free entry. Note that wheelchair users will not be able to climb the tower.
  • Guide/service animals: Visitors can bring their helpers to the Leaning Tower of Pisa to assist them with their visit. A certified guide dog is also allowed inside the Leaning Tower of Pisa for a person with disabilities.
  • Free carer ticket: Disabled visitors can get free Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets for themselves and their helpers if tickets are booked five days in advance. 
  • Note: It is also not recommended for pregnant women, people with cardiovascular or muscular disorders to climb the tower as the stairs are narrow and slippery in places.
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Bottega dei Miracoli or “Shop of Miracles” is located within the Cathedral Square and has local handmade artifacts from Tuscany. You can find it next to the ticket counter behind the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The shop is open every day from 9am to 7pm and is also supported by the religious charity of Pisa. 

Address: Bottega dei Miracoli, Piazza dei Miracoli, 22, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy.

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Beyond the Leaning Tower of Pisa

National Museum of San Matteo

An art museum that is known for its collection of medieval and Renaissance art, as well as artifacts from the Cathedral and other local churches.

Location: 1.7 km away

Museo Opera Del Duomo Pisa

This is the Cathedral Museum of Pisa that displays original artwork from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery and the Cathedral. The museum is a 2-minute walk from the Tower of Pisa.

Location: Cathedral Complex Square

Sinopie Museum

The Sinopie Museum in Pisa is a unique museum that houses a collection of sinopie, which are preparatory drawings for frescoes. These sinopia have been saved from the Camposanto after a fire broke out in 1944.

Location: Cathedral Complex Square

Frequently asked questions about Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets

Why should I book Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets online?

Buying tickets online, especially from third-party vendors, has several advantages like choosing the date and time of your visit, availing booking assistance, choosing from various combo tours, etc.

Do I need to purchase tickets to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in advance?

Yes, it is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in advance to ensure availability and avoid long waiting queues. This is also because booking in advance helps you comfortably secure tickets as this is a popular attractions and entry gets sold out very quickly, especially during peak season. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket office located near the tower, although pre-booking online is highly suggested.

Why should I book a guided tour of the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Guided tours allow you to learn about the Leaning Tower's history, architecture and cultural significance from an expert who is well-versed with the monument as well as the traditions and heritage of the city.

Can I buy a combined ticket to visit multiple attractions in the Piazza dei Miracoli along with the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Yes, visitors can purchase a combo tickets that allows access to multiple attractions in the Piazza dei Miracoli, including the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Pisa Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Pisa Camposanto. The cost of the combo ticket varies depending on the number of attractions included.

Is an audio guided tour of the Leaning Tower of Pisa suitable for me?

Booking an audio guided tour of the tower is ideal if you'd like to explore the monument solo and at your own pace. You can choose commentary among 5 languages: Italian, English, French, German and Spanish. Check out

What are the different names for the Square of Miracles?

The Square of Miracles has several names, including Piazza dei Miracoli, Field of Miracles, Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral Complex Square. The Square contains the four main buildings of the Leaning Tower, the Pisa Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Camposanto. Additionally, it houses the Sinopie Museum and the Opera del Duomo Museum.

What is the cancellation policy on my Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets?

If you're visiting just the tower, note that you cannot cancel your ticket but can modify the time of your visit up to two hours before your appointed slot. If you're visiting other monuments in the Cathedral Square, you can cancel your ticket up to 24 hours prior to your visit and get a full refund. 

Can children visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Children below the age of 8 are not allowed inside the tower for safety reasons. Minors between the ages of 8 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Is the Leaning Tower of Pisa wheelchair accessible?

While people using wheelchairs can enter Leaning Tower of Pisa, the climb is not accessible to them. Further, the climb is not advised for people with heart problems, mobility issues, pregnant women, etc. since the stairs are narrow and finding and worn out in few places.