Posted by: gardner310 | January 8, 2013

Pisa Has More than the Leaning Tower

Famous Leaning Tower

Famous Leaning Tower

Rather than go back to Florence I decided Michael should see Pisa so we found our way to  the bus station and got to the train station, which is miles out of downtown Livorno.  The trains from Livorno run quite frequently to Pisa and take about 45 minutes.  From there we walked across the river and through the main university area to the CAMPUS where the famous Leaning Tower, Duomo and Baptistry are located.  As in every Italian town, the doors and windows called to my camera.  It’s fun to listen to the comments from the multitude of tourists eyeing the Tower.  “It really is leaning.”  “It’s smaller than I thought”  “It’s bigger than I thought.”  At least half of the photos taken are of people pretending to hold up the tower.  It’s such a cliche tourist attraction, you have to remind yourself of the beauty of the architecture.  Do not miss the town itself which has many wonderful cafes and pedestrian streets through which to wander and sit a spell.  Bellisima.

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