I didn’t think the Leaning Tower of Pisa would be all that great but was I ever surprised. When we first walked up our thoughts were “Oh Wow, It leans that much? Nor did we expect the tower to be so beautiful.
And the Duomo or Catherdal Church is pretty amazing too.
Of course we had to get our shots holding the tower up.
And then there is the shot with my Granddaughter’s Letter which I read at the tower. And by the way Lela, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is BIG, Really Big..It weighs 16,000 Tons and is 58 Meters High. Nothing that Superman William couldn’t hold up.
And Lela, we did have a lot of fun because we actually went inside and climbed all the way to the top. As soon as we stepped inside you could see how unlevel the floor was. I actually got a bit dizzy climbing up the 300 steps to the top of the bell tower.
And look at the steps. You can see the indentations formed by the vast number of people who have climbed to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Here are the bells at the top and a view of the Duomo from the top.
Another thing that I found interesting was the base of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Made of marble!
We also liked the views at the river of the city of Pisa.
On the train ride to Pisa we saw the mountain side all covered with white. Not snow but Marble. Maybe that is why there are so many marble structures in Italy.
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That shot of the mountains is neat. You need to update us on how your gear is working out and other stuff. I keep seeing you in different outfits. How is laundry going? Are you experts in getting train tickets now? How about the money and buying food? Can you read the menus and understand how much stuff is?
We have learned a lot with our travels and once we are back home and I have my computer I will do a much more detailed post. But, our gear is PERFECT! The pack couldn’t be better. Small and easy to handle yet packs enough for our 2 month trip. We have had a washer at all but one location. We both love our hiking shoes! We’ve got trains pretty much mastered and also have learned to use the bus system. Language has not been an issue at all and figuring out a menu is pretty easy (they always show the American description). Lots more to tell but not too easy with a little iPad mini. I can’t even set a main photo for my posts nor can I do slide shows. But at least I am getting the pics up!
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