February 23, 2011
Really, the whole point of the trip was to make it to Pisa and see the famed Leaning Tower that one finds on the placemats of "Italian" restaurants worldwide... for some reason I really wanted to see it myself, even though everyone warned us that there was "nothing else" to see in Pisa. Actually, we enjoyed visiting the cathedral, the baptistry (a separate, round building), and the "Camposanto" (cemetery cloister building where they apparently placed some dirt from the Holy Land in the 14th century or so, hence the name), and eating some good food, in addition to viewing and climbing the tower. I loved my visit. God provided a gloriously sunny day (next day was very rainy), and my husband was very kind in granting my wishes to stay several hours so that we could make the climb - get your tickets online ahead of time, so you don't have to wait hours for your set ticket time, or miss it altogether by arriving too late in the day - there were some very unhappy children who didn't get to climb it because all the tours were sold out. A sad shame after coming all that way. I'm thankful for the way it worked out for us. And this was the off-season.
Leaning Tower of Pisa - it really does lean. That's the cathedral on the left.
Ceiling of Pisa Cathedral
Baptistry of Pisa
Inside the Pisa Baptistry - that's David on the right in the brown coat. I love him.
Cathedral and Tower of Pisa
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