The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Italy's most iconic landmarks, and also one of the strangest sights in the world due to its unique tilt. Millions of tourists flock to see the torre each year, and their number-one goal is to use the power of forced perspective to take some seriously funny photos.


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Serving as the belfry of the adjacent Pisa Cathedral, the Leaning Tower was doomed almost from the very beginning. Its foundations were laid on unstable soil, and even in the year 1178, builders could see that something was very wrong with it. However, construction continued, and the monument was finally completed in 1372. The tower was closed between 1990 and 2001, during which time soil was removed from underneath it, returning it to a safer degree of leaning.

Check out some of the most hilarious and creative Pisa moments people have captured below, and if you've been to the bel paese yourself, add yours to our list!

#1 A Cooler Pisa Idea

A Cooler Pisa Idea

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D.D.H. 1 year ago

There are tiny people in the ice cream!

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#2 Oh, Good. Another "Holding Up The Leaning Tower Of Pisa" Pic

Oh, Good. Another "Holding Up The Leaning Tower Of Pisa" Pic

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John L 1 year ago

She's not a Rescue Dog for nothing, is she? ;D

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#3 I Didn´t Want To Have A Mainstream Picture With The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

I Didn´t Want To Have A Mainstream Picture With The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

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Seong Jin 1 year ago

I wonder how many tries this took to get right

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#4 Not Your Average Tourist

Not Your Average Tourist

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Apple 1 year ago

nice to see that not everyone is just holding up the tower

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#5 You Think They Will Let Me Cross The Border Home With This Thing In My Bag?

You Think They Will Let Me Cross The Border Home With This Thing In My Bag?

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Chalea 1 year ago

The shadow gives it away

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#6 I Usually Don't Like These Leaning Tower Of Pisa Pics But I'll Make An Exception For This One

I Usually Don't Like These Leaning Tower Of Pisa Pics But I'll Make An Exception For This One

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Hayley Lightcap 1 year ago

I think he's taking the expression, If you don't shut up I'm going to shove the leaning tower of Pisa up your ass! too literally.

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#7 Lightly Less Generic Tourist Leaning Tower Of Pisa Forced Perspective Photo

Lightly Less Generic Tourist Leaning Tower Of Pisa Forced Perspective Photo

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Sarcasticow 1 year ago

Paria Hilton?

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#8 "take That!"

"take That!"

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

The big shadow on the left side makes it even look more like he's the same size of the tower

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#9 When Tourists Make Better Background Props Than The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

When Tourists Make Better Background Props Than The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

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Luck Yeah 1 year ago

With the touch of a finger they both became nerds

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#10 Not A Model

Not A Model

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Nerma Vrabac 1 year ago

Too real! Wow

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