The Country of Leaning Towers

Pisa, the city in Tuscany, Central Italy, became one of the most popular touristic destinations thanks to its famous leaning tower. In your childish delusion you would probably think that this is the only construction in the world with such a unique architecture. However, the truth is that building leaning towers, churches and houses in Italy seems to be a general tendency. Every second city in this country has its own absolutely unique leaning tower, that should probably make its citizens extremely proud. Here is just a couple of them:

Торре де Ламберти, Верона

Torre dei Lamberti, Verona

Towers of Bologna

At the foot of the Tower of Bologna. Convenience of this type of architecture fully compensates the lack of benches in the city.

Башни Болоньи

Towers of Bologna

Башня Бурано

Leaning church in Burano

Modern Romans checking in on Forsquare at the foot of a leaning column. Or, may be it’s just my imagination? 🙂

Either Italian architects had their own specific approach to constructing the buildings, or they just didn’t have the technique of making their towers straight – is still a mystery for me.  Whatever is the reason, I am ready to update my humble collection on my next trip to this wonderful country. Feel free to help me out and share your pictures and experiences.

UC

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