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Fontana dei Putti

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  • Day6

    Wenn wir schon mal hier sind...

    February 12 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    ...dann schauen wir uns halt auch das schiefe Türmchen an 😅 hab ihn mir größer vorgestellt, aber ja gut, so is es halt manchmal 😂 hier is es heut so unfassbar warm...richtig sommerlich ☀️ Wir werden uns jetzt mal ein schönes Plätzchen am Strand suchen, bevor Blue hier noch der Pelz wegbrennt 😅

  • Day24

    Torre Pendente di Pisa, Pisa

    September 22, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We woke up early today as we had a big day ahead of us. After losing our planned time in Pisa yesterday due to forgetting what day it was, instead of today being an easy travel day to Florence we had to retrace our steps back to a Riomaggiore (two trains there and two trains back) to collect our belongings and still find time for Brad to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa and for us to check out the other amazing buildings in the square. And then we had to make our way to Florence.

    Somehow we managed to fit it all in. After waking very early we made the quick walk back to the Leaning Tower of Pisa to photograph it in the early morning light. Once again there were very few people around, so we were able to take some great photos without the crowds. And then we made it back to Pisa in time for Brad to do his scheduled climb of the Tower. I sent Brad up to the top with the camera while I relaxed with a coffee and just admired the view from the ground. I have found some of the climbs a bit claustrophobic and didn’t want to face the climb today.

    Brad loved the climb but did say it was a bit disconcerting at times as the steps sloped one way and the building another. And he mentioned the wear on the stone steps after years and years of people climbing the steps. He did take some great photos for me to admire.

    The Torre pendente di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt. The tower is situated behind the Pisa Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in the city's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo), after the cathedral and the Pisa Baptistry.

    The tower's tilt began during construction in the 12th century, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed in the 14th century. It gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

    The height of the tower is 55.86 metres from the ground on the low side and 56.67 metres on the high side. The tower has 296 or 294 steps; the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase. Prior to restoration work performed between 1990 and 2001, the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but the tower now leans at about 3.99 degrees.

    This is one monument that Brad just absolutely loves and it makes him smile every time we’ve seen it. I’m just glad we managed to get back in time for Brad to do the climb.
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  • Day18

    Road Trip Day 4 – Pisa

    May 23, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Back into the car for a short drive to Pisa. We have been following Stefano in the car for the last four days. Didn’t lose him once. He had to follow us for 600 metres – didn’t follow us when we turned off. Graham won’t let him live that one down!

    I don’t know what people go to Pisa for more – to see the Leaning Tower or the people all pretending to hold it up. How that thing hasn’t fallen down I don’t know! I refused to pretend to hold the tower up for a photo, but peer pressure and all. Picture is attached. You can see how thrilled I was. Ernie had a crack but I don’t think he’s got the hang of it yet.

    Went to a restaurant for the last supper (well lunch anyway). I couldn’t quite finish my meal and had left 1 ½ tortellini and Stefano was aghast that I was going to send it back to the kitchen. Apparently it would make Jesus cry. Stefano helped me out by finishing it and said “Ok, Jesus is happy now”. We have laughed every day at the funny comments Stefano comes out with. I love the relationship the Italians have with their food – no wonder they are such fabulous cooks.

    Said a sad and tearful goodbye to Deb, Stefano and Ernie. It has been so special spending the last week with them. Stefano put together a fabulous itinerary and we feel we have seen the real Italy, but then who better to show it than an Italian. We have had many laughs and have made many special memories with them. I hope one day we can repay them. Every gelato from now on will be in their honour. Then we said a not so sad goodbye to our hire car, but not before we got lost in La Spezzia and drive through a market, oops.
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  • Day76

    Monterosso via Pisa

    July 7, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We travelled today to Pisa to visit the leaning tower on the way to Monterosso. The tower itself is quite a sight and the city while impressive it its own right isn’t massively exciting. We spent a few hours wondering around before getting back on the train to Monterosso where we were met at the station by the charming Nicoletta who took us to our hotel Camere D'Autore La Poesia. The hotel is located in the old part of the town and has been in the family for 4 generations and only has 4 rooms. In the evening we went for a lovely dinner in a restaurant overlooking the beach.Read more

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