Campanile (Leaning Tower), Campo dei Miracoli, Pisa

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RIBApix ref no RIBA23281
Giovanni di Simone
Tommano Simone
Artist/PhotographerCresy, Edward (1792-1858)
Taylor, George Ledwell (1788-1873)
Subject Date1350
Image Date1817
Library ReferenceEW E.e.560
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Edward Cresy and G. L. Taylor. Architecture of the Middle Ages in Italy (London, 1829), pl. 25 NOTES: Construction on the detached bell tower began in 1173 under the direction of Diotisalvi. The tower began to sink and lean after completion of the third storey in 1178. Building resumed in1272 under Giovanni di Simone, architect of the Campo Santo, but was interrupted again in 1284 on reaching the seventh storey, owing to further leaning. The belfry was added by Tommano Simone in 1350.

Subject tags

round buildings, belfries, bell towers, cathedrals, marble, arcades