I find it mentally stimulating to continually explore all parts of the world so that we can understand other cultures and people. We should also make visits to famous places in addition to getting off the beaten path to visit other places that are less frequented. If you adopt this two-pronged approach, you will have a more well-rounded perspective, both as a tourist and also as a local to truly understand the way other cultures live. One of the most easily recognizable structures in the world happens to be the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
I have been fortunate enough to have been to this attraction many times over the years and while it is an impressive site to behold for its visual beauty, it is the design and history of this which is a true marvel. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is situated in Pisa, part of the Tuscany region of Italy in the Piazza del Duomo behind the Pisa Baptistry and the Cathedral, making it the youngest structure there. The three structures together are a UNESCO World Heritage site which makes it one of Tuscany’s seven UNESCO sites. Italy as a whole happens to have more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country in the world with 51.
The amazing part about this structure is its history and how it came to be. The following represents some key details and facts about its history and construction:
As you can see, the Leaning Tower is quite an architectural masterpiece and one that is worth visiting within your lifetime. If you are taking a trip to Tuscany or Liguria (bordering region to northern Tuscany where Pisa is located) I would highly recommend coming here to behold the amazing site of this architectural masterpiece. You can keep up with my explorations and speak with me here on Instagram or Twitter.
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