October 11, 2010

Pisa, where the tower leans

It was about 4pm in the afternoon by the time we finished visiting all the "must see" attractions in Florence and shopping for some Florentine leather bags around the Mercato Centrale and San Lorenzo. Since it was still early and we knew the sun wouldn't set till 9pm, we took a train to Pisa, about 45 minutes away.

Upon arrival, we headed straight to Piazza del Duomo, historically dubbed the Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles), where medieval Pisans created one of the most beautiful squares in the world.

Campo dei Miracoli, with its three main structures

The star attraction is but of course the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Next to the tower is the Cattedrale and Baptistery.

The Cattedrale, inside and out

The Baptistery

The main attraction of the Baptistery is its renowned acoustics. Every 30 minutes the guard will stand in the centre of the Baptistery, let out a clear loud note, while visitors listen to it echo around the room as it fades.

We left Pisa slightly after 8pm, having left our footprints at one of the most recognisable structures in the world.


BoeyJoey said...

very beautiful picture of you and your hubs there :-)

A Mom's Diary said...

Thanks BoeyJoey