Photographer's Note

Most people are surprised to see that there are so many beautiful buildings at Pisa, most just expect to see the "Leaning Tower" and don't realise that the Baptistry and Cathedral are nearby.

"The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square after the Cathedral and the Baptistry.

Although intended to stand vertically, the tower began leaning to the southeast soon after the onset of construction in 1173 due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate that has allowed the foundation to shift direction. The tower currently leans to the southwest." Ref:

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