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Leaning Tower of Pisa - Free Coloring Page


The Leaning Tower of Pisa

An architectural anomaly and a symbol of Italian pride, stands out not just for its unintended tilt but also for its architectural beauty. As one of the four buildings that make up the cathedral complex in Pisa, Italy, called Campo dei Miracoli or Piazza dei Miracoli, this tower is actually the campanile or freestanding bell tower of the cathedral. The ground's soft foundation led to its famous lean, beginning during construction in the 12th century. Despite this, the tower has survived for centuries and even withstood four strong earthquakes, a testament to the ingenuity of its medieval architects.

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A lesser-known story about the Leaning Tower of Pisa involves World War II. During the war, the Allies believed that Germans were using the tower as an observation post. A U.S. Army sergeant, sent to confirm the presence of enemy troops, was so struck by the beauty of the cathedral and its bell tower that he refrained from ordering artillery fire, effectively sparing it from destruction.

If you would like to read more about this iconic italian monument, you are welcome to read and be inspired to color this Pisa Tower historical landmark. These coloring pages are printable educational resources to help see the world and learn about it without having to spend a lot of money. If you want to color another free coloring page on a beautiful landmark from Florence in Italy, just click here.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is recognized worldwide. Situated in the city of Pisa, it is an integral part of a cathedral and owes its fame to its remarkable lean of almost 4 degrees. This tower, the third oldest structure in the city, stands as one of the globe's most sought-after tourist destinations.

With a height of 56 meters (185 feet) on its higher side and a lower side that leans about 1 meter (3 feet) lower, the Tower of Pisa is a captivating architectural marvel. Construction commenced in 1173 and culminated in 1372. The tower's gradual lean resulted from its foundation on soft ground, even changing its tilt direction when additional stories were added, altering its center of gravity.

By 1990, the lean reached its zenith at 5.5 degrees. Substantial efforts from 1993 to 2001 reduced the tilt to a precarious yet enduring 3.97 degrees, preserving its iconic status as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Today, the tower stands secure, with experts foreseeing stability for the next 200 years. Future generations may grapple with further tilting concerns.

When in Italy and Pisa, a visit to The Leaning Tower is a must, where you can marvel at this engineering marvel. Meanwhile, enjoy relaxation and creativity by printing and coloring this page, allowing you to craft your own colorful rendition of the Pisa Tower.

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