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Leaning Tower of Pisa


We docked in La Spezia and hopped the tour bus for the trip to Pisa.

Now some people think this is pretty cheesy, but I didn’t at all. I like seeing the stuff on the road less traveled, but I really enjoy seeing the icons, as well. Although we’d seen a number of shows on tv about the Leaning Tower, we were still unprepared for how cool it is.

When you enter into Piazza dei Miracle – Square of Miracles – (after navigating a gauntlet of tacky souvenir stands – but hey, I LOVE tacky souvenirs!) the first thing you see is the Bapistry, then the Cathedral, with the free-standing bell tower behind it. All three are impressive structures on their own, and together they are pretty amazing.

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The Bapistry is the largest in Italy. It is acoustically perfect, and if you time it right, you can hear a short performance in which one person can sing a chord. Really cool.

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Just a little piece of trivia, This is where Galileo was baptized. I thought that was pretty cool.

The Cathedral is pretty Cathedrally…beautiful, but I’m about Cathedralled out.

 

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On the way back to the ship, we saw the Italian marble being mined from the hillsides. I may need Italian Marble floors…

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I may seriously need to look into the possibility.

 

 

 

About tatterednworn

I am a woman who has committed to living a creative life.

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