Tag Archives: Italy

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a free-standing bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa. The tower is well known for its tilted to one side position. So why the tower leans? The tower was built unsuitable for the ground; it is only 6 ft above sea level and it’s built on a riverbed. While the underground layer is made up of clay and sand, over time, the weight of the tower tend to compressed the soil. That’s why the tower has sunk more in some places than the others. For more information visit it’s website at http://www.towerofpisa.info/

Florence Cathedral

The Florence Cathedral, also known as,  The Basilica Di Santa Maria Del Fiore, is the main church of Florence, Italy. The construction of the cathedral begun in 1296 and was structurally completed in 1436. The Florence Cathedral is currently ranked as the third largest cathedral in the world! The legendary cathedral was designed by Di Cambio while the famous cathedral dome was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.