FYI: tourists can still climb to the top of the gargantuan leaning tower of Pisa! I paid 15 euro, climbed to the top, and called two friends on my telephone!
On my way northward to the Olypics in Turin I made this stop in Pisa. No cognac: the tower really leans this much and its bells still ring! I found myself so captivated with how this colossal tower was just bristling with danger (it made me so laugh with the though of the "liability" we'd have back home). So much for another day of sightseeing in Italy!