The “Leaning Tower of Pisa” is one of the world’s most recognizable buildings. Due to settling of its foundation, it leans approximately 5 degrees from vertical. But beyond the iconic leaning of the bell tower, the church complex is most notable for its copious use of arcades as a decorative feature.
Blind arcades on the lower levels of the buildings give way to delicately scaled galleries and tracery above. Seen from a distance, the buildings have a perforated, openwork quality.