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The city of Pisa is famous the world over, thanks almost entirely to poorly designed foundations. The city's famous 'Leaning Tower' - the 'Torre di Pisa' - is the free-standing bell tower of Pisa's cathedral. The tower began to lean during its construction, due to only three metres of foundations, set in weak, unstable soil. As the building work progressed, the design was altered, with the upper floors being given walls that are taller on one side - meaning that the tower is actually curved.

The Tower of Pisa
The leaning tower is part of the cathedral complex, known as the 'Campo dei Miracoli' - the Field of Miracles. As well as the tower is the marvellous white marble Duomo, often overlooked by tourists who flock to see the leaning bell-tower, but a true gem in its own right and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture, with its beautiful marble façade and sublime Moorish mosaics. Restoration work, which took place between 1990 and 2001, was undertaken to prevent the tower from leaning too far and possibly falling. However, as with other previous work to stabilise the structure, it was carefully planned not to correct the lean - in order to maintain Pisa's appeal to tourists.

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Highlights of Tuscany
Small Group
4.1 stars(35 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
10 days from
£1,995 pp
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A Grand Tour of Italy
Small Group
4.6 stars(23 reviews)
2022SepOct
12 days from
£2,895 pp
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Top to Toe of Italy
3.9 stars(12 reviews)
2022SepOct
16 days from
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The Italian Riviera
Small Group
3.9 stars(48 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
10 days
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A Grand Tour of Italy
28/Jun
Maria Brown
5 stars
“Well organised with great hotels and tours included. Good mix of organised tours and free time.
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Highlights of Tuscany
29/Jun
J Davies
4 stars
“Fantastic holiday and it would have scored 5 stars but I feel that for the price we paid for the holiday, the 2.5 hour journey from Viareggio on the local train home wasn't acceptable. If there was no better train option, a coach would have been better.
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The Italian Riviera
23/Jun
MRS M THOMPSON
4 stars
“We enjoyed our trip to the Italian Riviera. Excellent journey and good hotels. The tour guide was excellent and went out of his way to be helpful. We couldn't fault the hotels in Turin and Nice The hotel in Sestri Levante was very comfortable, in an excellent position and with beautiful gardens. While the breakfast was excellent we found the evening meal to be very disappointing - little choice. poor quality and indifferent service. We observed locals receiving much better service and meals .- the sort we expected in a hotel of this quality. We enjoyed all the tours on offer . We were surprised that there was no transport on the 2 occasions we travelled from Sestri station- very tiring after a long hot day. The end of our journey was spoilt by the non appearance of a coach to transport us across Paris. Michael seemed unable to rectify the situation and we had a very stressful journey by taxi in a thunderstorm - only just catching our Eurostar train. We are surprised that no one has offered an explanation or apology for this. We were very impressed by the luggage service which was very efficient and useful.
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Top to Toe of Italy
19/Jun
peter
4 stars
“The tour was wonderful, seeing many beautiful cities of Italy, let down by Great Rail at the end for using a 3rd rate hotel.
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