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Piazza Martiri della Libertà

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  • Day42

    Pisa

    May 19, 2017 in Italy

    Hadn't thought too much about Pisa before heading there to see the Leaning Tower and to be honest didn't think too much about it having been there. Having looked for parking beforehand a few websites had mentioned avoiding certain carparks for fear of thieves and as I am on permanent crimewatch since the bikes were stolen I was feeling wary anyway! When you arrive it does seem pretty dodgy as every corner there's a chap trying to sell you something. At least the Prada bag there may not have cost as much in Milan...

    Went to see the Tower but decided against going inside. The area where the Tower is, with the Baptistry and Duomo - the only three things referred to in the guidebook and I can kinda see why - is immaculate and full of tourists, but otherwise the city appears to be made up of university buildings, tourist shops and restaurants. Altogether we were in and out within about an hour :)

    This did however allow us to get back in time for a swim in the pool, as we have done - in typical Brits on holidays style - everyday. Have attached a picture of the pool and the view.

    Typing this from inside the tent as a massive thunderstorm is raging above us. Onto Rome tomorrow which I think will look even better
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  • Day7

    Sight seeing in Pisa part 1

    June 5, 2017 in Italy

    Having just wandered around yesterday, today we embarked on serious sightseeing but first we went to a daily food market in one of the piazzas which made us wish we had self catering facilities and time to buy and cook some. We then went to the University of Pisa's small Egyptian museum which has a small but lovely collection of items, many from Sudan. After these diversions we went to the Piazza dei Miracoli which houses the main sites - the Duomo, the leaning tower, the Baptistry and the Camposanto. We had decided not to go up the tower as its a 35 min timed ticket and a rush up and down - and it costs 17 euros. All these monuments are in a corner of the Medieval walls which encircle most of the city.
    We started at the Baptistry - a circular building with two domes on top. It's pleasant but not as spectacular as the one in Florence as there are no frescoes inside - they ran out of money. You get a nice photo of the front of the Duomo from a window in the Baptistery.
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  • Day7

    Sightseeing in Pisa part 2

    June 5, 2017 in Italy

    Next on the list was the Camposanto. It's the burial ground for important Pisans and has been in use from Crusader times. It's a large grass rectangle surrounded by arcades in stone. People are buried in the floors, walls and re-used Roman and Etruscan sarcophagi and there are the remains of medieval frescos on the walls. It is a lovely space and fascinating. Last of the monuments was the Duomo - the cathedral - from the 12-13c. It was a bit disappointing as there is a lot of restoration going on and the main mosaic was hidden by a platform and some areas are cordoned off. Also the columns are plain dark granite and the paintings dark and not particularly special. The facade though is lovely and the wooden ceiling is covered in gold leaf, courtesy of the Medicis.Read more

  • Day8

    Day 8 | Florence to Pisa, Italy

    July 12, 2015 in Italy

    On the train again....Haha.
    11:00 a.m. train to Pisa, Italy. Only a 50 minute ride.

    Walked from train station to our hotel, Relais Centro Storico. After Chris took a nap (hahaha), we decided to head toward the main attraction, which lead us to our first and only visit:

    Visit: Piazza dei Miracoli or Square of Miracles - this is where the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the cathedral, baptistery and graveyard (Camposanto) form the city's main attraction. Fun times watching people pose in front of the tower. And of course we had our fair share of photo taking too. :D We also climbed the helicoidal marble stairway composed of 293 steps all the way to the top of the tower. Beautiful views.

    Fun day! :D

    Lunch: Trattoria da Cucciolo
    Dinner: Pisa Pizza Picnic :)
    Snacks: Gelato

    Temp: High 88 / Low 68
    Pedometer: 7.02
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Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Piazza Martiri della Liberta

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