The “Tower of Pisa” is a fond memory of my childhood education. In fact, it’s what tipped the scales when my husband and I were on the fence about driving a few hours out of the way to visit.  We weren’t sure if it would be worth the drive since there are so many things to see in Italy.  Well, when it Rome Pisa you must see the Tower of Pisa!

Would I recommend visiting? If it’s close or on your way somewhere nearby, definitely! The city is known for the Tower but what surprised me is that it was a typical little city. We people-watched people doing every day things such a jogging on the bike trails, drinking tea in cafes, etc.  It was very surreal to see the Tower in real-life, versus in a book you’ve read in school, and I’m glad we did but I wouldn’t call it a “Must-See”.

I have one true regret when it has come to international travel. Yes, this is it. Not climbing the stairs to the top is still my only true travel regret. The wait was an hour long wait so we decided against it. In hindsight we drove all the way to Pisa, Italy to see the Tower of Pisa. We ended up taking pictures for an hour anyway and we could have easily climbed it!  If you visit and climb to the top I’d love to hear about your experience and if you felt it was worth it!