Tower of Pisa / La Torre di Pisa, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 43° 43.380 E 010° 23.798
32T E 612493 N 4842055
Quick Description: The monument that, among the others of the "Piazza dei Miracoli", stirs the imagination of everybody, from the old to the young.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 6:20:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM8C9T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 77

Long Description:
Torre Pendente (Leaning Tower) - The structure was originally conceived as the cathedral's bell tower. The construction of this imposing mass was started in the year 1174 by Bonanno Pisano. When the tower had reached its third storey the works ceased because it had started sinking into the ground. The tower remained thus for 90 years. It was completed by Giovanni di Simone, Tommano Simone (son of Andreo Pisano), crowned the tower with the belfry at half of 14th century.
The top of the Leaning Tower can be reached by mounting the 294 steps which rise in the form of a spiral on the inner side of the tower walls. A project to keep the tower from leaning more and tipping over finally reached a successful conclusion in 2001, and the tower is again open to those wishing to climb it.
Stamp Issuing Country: Italy

Date of Issue: October 8, 1973

Denomination: 50 lira

Color: Chromatic

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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