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  • Pisa, Italy
    Thursday Aug 9, 1173

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    The foundations of the tower were Laid

    Pisa, Italy
    Thursday Aug 9, 1173

    On 9 August 1173, the foundations of the tower were laid. Work on the ground floor of the white marble campanile began on 14 August of the same year during a period of military success and prosperity. This ground floor is a blind arcade articulated by engaged columns with classical Corinthian capitals.




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