Leaning Tower, Pisa / LoRa Photography

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Everyone knows about the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the freestanding bell tower of the Pisa Cathedral. But here are some interesting facts about the tower you probably didn’t know:

Weight of tower is approximately 14,500 tonnes

Inside the tower there are seven bells. Each bell represents one note of the musical major scale.

Even a minor earthquake in the region could have devastating consequences.

It took 199 years to build the Leaning Tower of Pisa, beginning in August 1173.