Day 277 – Pisa, Italy

We took a day trip to Pisa today to visit the famous leaning tower and to explore Pisa’s many charms. It only took about an hour to get there via the regional train from Florence. After paying a visit to Pisa’s tourist office, we began our walking tour of the city. Although it is a very historic city, Pisa has a youthful vibe to it. There are a ton of college students everywhere (the city’s main residents). We had a wonderful time admiring the incredible structures in Piazza di Miracoli.

(Piazza di Miracoli)

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(Various scenes from Pisa)

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(Roman Baths – dating back to the 1st century BC)

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(City Walls)

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4 Responses to “Day 277 – Pisa, Italy”

  1. Despite having been “fixed,” the tower’s still leaning! Pisa looks like an interesting town.

    • Yes… according to signs we read today, the structural restorations done in recent years should preserve the tower for the next 200 years. It was so great to see it today. 🙂

  2. Len Green Says:

    Ok – here’s a political question re Pisa:) Does the tower lean to the left or to the right????? In 1978 I was able to walk up some of the tower!

    You are missing reat weather in the 80s here – weird…the nights are cool and so the leaves are falling, some trees are completely bare. Then the day warms up and we have high 70s and low 80s until the sun dips again.
    Cheers
    Len

    • LOL…it’s great to hear from you Len! The tower leans left AND right… it just depends from where you view it🙂

      I am so glad you are enjoying good weather in Chicago. I really do miss seeing the leaves change colors. The trees in Italy as still very green… no sign of autumn here😦

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