The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Italy’s most iconic landmarks, and also one of the strangest sights in the world due to its unique tilt. Millions of tourists flock to see the torre each year, and their number-one goal is to use the power of forced perspective to take some seriously funny photos.
Serving as the belfry of the adjacent Pisa Cathedral, the Leaning Tower was doomed almost from the very beginning. Its foundations were laid on unstable soil, and even in the year 1178, builders could see that something was very wrong with it. However, construction continued, and the monument was finally completed in 1372. The tower was closed between 1990 and 2001, during which time soil was removed from underneath it, returning it to a safer degree of leaning.
Check out some of the most hilarious and creative Pisa moments people have captured below, and if you’ve been to the bel paese yourself, add yours to our list!
#1 A Cooler Pisa Idea
#2 Oh, Good. Another “Holding Up The Leaning Tower Of Pisa” Pic
#3 Not Your Average Tourist
#4 I Didn´t Want To Have A Mainstream Picture With The Leaning Tower Of Pisa
#5 You Think They Will Let Me Cross The Border Home With This Thing In My Bag?
#6 Lightly Less Generic Tourist Leaning Tower Of Pisa Forced Perspective Photo
#7 I Usually Don’t Like These Leaning Tower Of Pisa Pics But I’ll Make An Exception For This One
#8 When Tourists Make Better Background Props Than The Leaning Tower Of Pisa
#9 Not A Model
#10 “take That!”