Due to the soft subsoil of the entire area, there are actually several leaning towers of Pisa. You can see two others in Pisa’s Borgo Stretto. The bell tower of the Church of St. Nicola is perhaps the most famous after the official Leaning Tower of Pisa. Built around the same time as the tower, in 1170, this octagonal bell tower also boasts a slight but unmistakable slouch. There’s also the bell tower at the church of St.Michele dei Scalzi, located on Viale delle Piagge. Actually, the name “Piagge” comes from the Latin for “low plains prone to flooding.”
As you can see, for some visitors, the Leaning Tower of Pisa can be a real torture:
You can climb to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but if you want to have wonderful memories from the top of this famous structurally unsound building, you should book tickets in advance because of the huge number of visitors every day.
… but some of the tourists are desperately trying to take it home: