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Tourists dubbed the iconic landmark of Italy a “stinking dump”

Travelers from different countries of the world unanimously called the iconic Italian landmark a “tourist trap” and the city in which it is located a “stinking garbage dump.” It is about the Leaning Tower in the city of Pisa.
According to numerous comments on the TripAdvisor service, the world-famous falling bell tower, despite its important status in Italian culture, was not so attractive to many tourists who visited the city of Pisa.
Despite the majestic architecture of the building and its historical value, guests from different countries of the world left mostly negative feedback after visiting this attraction. Comments on the popular travel resource TripAdvisor are full of disappointment and criticism of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the city itself.
One of the tourists called Pisa a “tourist trap”, adding that the city around the tower is a “stinking dump”. Her words reflected the general opinion of many tourists, who emphasized their negative experience of interaction with tourist spots in the city.
Other travelers were not left out either. They also shared their unpleasant experiences. Yes, a girl from Ireland expressed dissatisfaction with poorly marked signs and rude service from staff. A visitor from Saudi Arabia has called the Leaning Tower of Pisa a “tourist trap” and warned of possible scams in the city.
Even those who came with high expectations were deeply disappointed. For example, a tourist from the USA admitted that she would prefer to even quarrel with her family, but not go to the Leaning Tower of Pisa again. A Dutch traveler described the area of the Square of Miracles, where the building towers, as an “overrated” and “ugly place” in terms of the treatment of tourists. “A terribly overrated mass tourism trap. Perhaps this is the ugliest place in terms of hospitality and oppression of tourists. Watch who you’re talking to and keep your hand in your pocket. Plan to go there for just an hour for a quick tour of the tower and the beautiful cathedral,” he advised.
At the same time, another traveler called the tower “an incredibly charming and majestic structure”, but advised to come there in May and September, when the weather is warm and there are fewer tourists.
Background: The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a historic bell tower located next to the Pisa Cathedral. It was started in 1173 and was built over 199 years. The tower became famous for its tilt, caused by the soft soil under the foundation. The slope began to appear during construction due to unstable soil conditions. Today, the tilt angle is about 3.97 degrees. Despite the feeling that the structure is falling, the tower remains open for visitors. It is one of the most famous and most visited tourist sites in the world.

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