Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Leaning Tower

How could I live in Tuscany for a full semester, and never visit Pisa? I couldn’t! 

So, when Amy and I found out that we were flying into Pisa on our way back from Morocco we decided that we had to take some time to visit the city before heading back to Florence.

Our flight got in around 3:00pm, so we quickly hoped on a bus and took it into the main part of the city. Starving, we went and grabbed a quick bite to eat. We both ordered a glass of red wine and gnocchi—it's amazing how the taste of it made us feel as if we were back at home.

Since the sun was quickly setting, we quickly made our way down the streets towards the Leaning Tower of Pisa (the bell tower of the city’s main cathedral).

The sky was beautiful and made of quite the perfect ending to a wonderful weekend.

…Of course I had to take the cliché “holding up the tower” pic!

The same river that runs through Florence runs through Pisa—the Arno. I must say, the river is much prettier and clearer in Pisa than in Florence.

As we made our way back towards the center of the city where the train station is, we took in the beauty of the streets that are decorated for Christmas.

…There were little Christmas trees everywhere!

…and even an ice-skating rink!

I have heard by many that the only thing worth seeing in Pisa is the Leaning Tower, but I don’t think that’s true. I advise anyone who may still end up there one day to spend more than a few hours there.

Pisa is a beautiful city that I wish I had more time to explore, but at least I got a little “taste” of it!

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