In 1172, the Pisan widow Berta di Bernardo left 60 coins in her will to purchase the stone to build `Torre Pendente di Pisa`. Erected over a period of almost 200 years, construction was often halted due to continuing wars with neighboring provinces, not to mention obvious structural problems. The initial mistake? Location! Built atop layers of sand and clay, the architects were doomed from the start. Today, the world famous tower still stands to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. The upper section now overhangs the base by more than 14 feet! Made of cold cast resin, this stunning pair of Tower Of Pisa bookends is part of the Historical Wonders Collection. Measuring 7.25 in tall, 4.25 in deep and 4.25 in wide, they show excellent detailing, and add class and style to any bookshelf or table. This pair also makes a great present for the holidays or for housewarming gifts.
Leaning Tower Of Pisa Bookends Italy - B002OSAGOG