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Leaning tower children admission

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Leaning tower children admission


I´ve just bought 4 tickets to climb the Leaning Tower in mid July.

After getting them I´ve read that children under 8 years old are not allowed.

My younger daughter will be turning 8 one month later my visiting date.

How flexible / rigid are them with that ?


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1. Re: Leaning tower children admission

Their rule is 8 years old. They may well check (liability issues and all) - since you are - by law - required to carry your passport in Italy, they can ask to see her passport and if you don't have it, they will not allow you up if they are not certain of her age.

Another one of those reminders to read all the terms before hitting "buy"

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2. Re: Leaning tower children admission

You should always expect strict enforcement. You can really feel the lean as you climb the tower. I have gone with adult companions who weren't entirely comfortable.

Unfortunately, if they don't let your younger daughter climb, that means someone would have to stay behind and look after her.

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3. Re: Leaning tower children admission

My daughter turned 8 a few weeks before we went up the tower. This was a few years ago. I do not recall them asking about her age.

And I usually do not carry passports around during the day. So if they did ask there would have been no way for me to prove her age.

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4. Re: Leaning tower children admission

It is Italian law to carry ID as in a passport or identity card at all times. You might get away with it, you may not, it will depend on the person on the day as to whether they want to see her iD or not.

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5. Re: Leaning tower children admission

Thanks everybody for your helpful answers.

I will surely show up since I´ve already bought tickets and see what happens.


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6. Re: Leaning tower children admission

I was just booking tickets to the tower and the note said "Children who will not have turned 8 BY THE END OF THIS YEAR will not be allowed" so there shouldn't be an issue for a child turning 8 soon.

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7. Re: Leaning tower children admission

That sounds a bit daft - that way, a child of 7 years 1 month would be allowed to climb in January, but a child of 7 years 11 months may be refused in December.

Or am I not reading this correctly?

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8. Re: Leaning tower children admission

That's the English translation from the official website ( www.opapisa.it/en ):

"For safety reasons, children who will not have turned 8 by the end of this year are not permitted to enter."

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