It was a beautiful day for us when we went to Pisa to visit the tower. It is really an awesome place to be, and a sight to see. The tower was constructed over several hundred years as the bell tower for the church nearby. Be sure to check out the other beautiful buildings on the grounds. There are even some relics inside the church. Tours are offered, as well as regular admittance tickets. Children under a certain age are not allowed into the tower, and all children must hold hands with an adult while in the tower. It is quite dizzying, but worth the trip to the top. You have to check your bags and purses into the baggage check center next to the ticket office before you can get into the tower.