Pisa: The Famous Leaning Tower

You’ve probably seen pictures of Pisa’s famous (or infamous) Leaning Tower, but there’s no substitute for seeing the treacherously tilting tower in real life. As you feast your eyes on its grandeur, you can enlighten your ears with its architectural background and construction history. Find out where the cause of the leaning lies, and hear how attempts have been made—with varying degrees of success—to correct the degree of the tilt over the centuries. Learn all about Galileo’s pivotal experiment, and understand why exactly it was so significant in the history of science.