The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the prima donna of Italy’s architecture. This tipsy-looking tower began tilting during construction and it’s demanded constant attention ever since. On this trip, you’ll get the chance to go inside. A flight of 296 stairs leads to the top and, when you reach the summit, you’ll be standing close to the spot where Galileo conducted some of his gravity experiments. These tests were ground-breaking in every sense of the word. The scientist dropped two different sized balls off the top of the tower back in the 16th century to prove that their size didn’t affect how fast they fell. Once you’ve scaled the tower, you’ll have some free time in the square that surrounds it. The Campo dei Miracoli is postcard pretty and edged by souvenir stands where vendors sell Leaning Tower themed everything – from statues to chess sets. You’ll take the scenic route back to the port when you’ve finished exploring.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.