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Katanna’s Story: 294 Steps to the Top in Pisa, Italy

By August 16, 20154 Comments

Leaning Tower of Pisa reflected with sunglasses Looking at the Leaning Tower of Pisa from a far you may think, “Boy, that it is going to be hard to climb,” but it’s actually not. Climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa is actually a really great experience.

When you are looking straight on at the Tower when you’re right in front of it, it almost looks straight, but don’t let that fool you.

Those first hundred steps might be a little hard because you’re climbing at a tilt. The stairs are in a spiral so you might feel like you’re going in circles but you are actually going to the top.

Don’t worry if you need a break, all you have to do is find a window where there are holes in the wall big enough for someone to step into them to take a break. They are everywhere!

When you get to the top there are two levels. My mom and I went on the first level because we were tired but my sister and dad went to the second level. The second level is as high as you can go. On the first level, there is a huge bell in the middle. You can even see how the bell is hung into place. The view though is absolutely amazing. Make sure to go on a sunny day so that the fog doesn’t ruin the view.

As I sat there on the stoop of the first level, I could see a soccer field with a game going on. Other than the soccer field, I saw what looked like the whole city of Pisa. The view really makes up for the climb.

On your way down the tower you will be so glad you climbed the leaning tower of Pisa. As you descend down the tower don’t forget to stop at every window and see the different views. By doing this you allow the experience to last longer.

Climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa will create a great once in a lifetime experience for all ages.

Katanna is a 13-year-old native of Maine. Some of her hobbies include dancing competitively, listening to music and of course, writing.

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