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Pisa

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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 😅

  • Day3

    Stressige 300 km

    April 18 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Nach einer, wieder erwarten, total ruhigen Nacht planen wir einen Stopp am schiefen Turm von Pisa. Leider erleben wir heute verkehrstechnisch das Gegenteil von gestern. Ein Stau nach dem anderen... verdammt, wohin wollen die alle?
    Total genervt schmeißen wir Pisa über Bord. Wir stoppen in Parma. Da kommt der Schinken her.
    Nach erfolgreicher Parkplatz suche laufen wir in die Altstadt. Bewundern die vielen Kirchen. Essen in einer Bar zu Mittag. Natürlich mit Parmaschinken.
    Gegen 15:00 Uhr fahren wir in Richtung Livorno. Dort finden wir einen Platz zum übernachten am Strand.
    Beim Spaziergang stoppen wir an einer Bar und genießen die Sonne und unseren Aperitif.
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  • Day25

    Pisa, "Drive Inn" am schiefen Turm

    October 29, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Wenn man an Pisa vorbei fährt, kommt man an ihm garnicht vorbei. So hielten wir selbstverständlich auch an um uns den weltbekannten Glockenturm aus der Nähe zu betrachten. Und hier waren wir natürlich nicht allein. Aber erstaunlich war es allemal, wie krumm das 1173 zu errichten begonnene Bauwerk da steht (erst 12 Jahre später, beim Bau der 3. Etage fing der Turm an sich nach Südosten zu neigen. Die Schieflage beträgt aktuell 4 Grad).Read more

  • Day42

    Pisa

    May 19, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    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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  • Day79

    Popping over to Pisa

    October 16, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌫 10 °C

    Pisa is less than an hour train ride from Florence, travelling the infamous Trenitalia. We had done some research on the quickest and cheapest way to get to Pisa. We even went to the nearest train station to check on the ticket machine to confirm. All signs pointed to buying the tickets prior to boarding. So we woke early and walked to the main central station to find that the tickets for some reason had doubled in price. For a moment, it felt like we were on the Amazing Race and needed to board the train in less than 7 minutes. This was after getting lost on the way to the station, eating up our time buffer. Tasks were divided up: Ricky books tickets online and Jason checks the platform number. With 3 minutes to departure, we boarded the train en route to Pisa.

    We had heard that Pisa wasn't worth a long visit, but we were pleasantly surprised. We couldn't visit Italy and not visit the nation's most famous monument: the Tower of Pisa. Having left before the crack of dawn, a strategy that Jason seems to be implementing on a more frequent basis, got us to the learning tower before hordes of tourists descended upon the monument. Our expectations were not high. In fact, we had read that the lean had been slightly corrected. So we were expecting a slightly leaning Tower of Pisa. But the Tower did not disappoint. It has hard not to think of all the history behind the tower, particularly Galileo’s experiment that disproved the ancient theories of gravity. And of course, there's the opportunity to take a cliché picture leaning on the leaning Tower of Pisa or trying to push it over.

    But the amazing race did not stop there.

    Next stop: Cinque Terre.
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  • Day9

    Pisa

    June 27, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    What, other than the Leaning Tower? Not much...

    But the tower is breathtaking. To see it at last, after first learning about in maybe 50 yrs ago at school...wow. Truckloads of visitors, well, busloads I guess. Parking for maybe 150-200 coaches, but thankfully not full! (tourism is down a lot due to the economy and security concerns in Europe it seems...lucky us!). Many hawkers with all manner of relevant and irrelevant trinkets...from tower souvenirs to blingy rap-themed ball-caps...duh??? Just thousands of people but free entry to see the Tower and Cathedral (the tower was originally to be a bell-tower for the Cathedral. Oops!).Read more

  • Day8

    Day 8: Pisa & Lucca

    October 16, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    After these past days in cities it was time for less busy area’s. On our way to the coast with destination Lido (near Viareggio) we had to stop at Pisa and take some typical touristic shots.
    We made a lot in the hope of being original or better and had a lot of fun doing this. The tower is famous for standing in this angle and I also tried to make this a bigger angle in some ways ;-).
    With seeing this highlight we didn’t stay longer in Pisa, Lucca was our next stop and is less touristic and less busy. For this time of year it wasn’t that busy anyway and in Lucca we parked inside the walled city and rented some bikes to bike over the Wall.
    This reminded me of the Wall of Xi-an in China where I also rented a bike to bike on the wall around the city. Also this time we rode the track twice, one clock wise and one counter clock wise :-D. We brought the bikes back and went for diner in the centre of Lucca.
    On a nice square, we enjoyed some food & drinks outside and moved to our accommodation in Lido.
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  • Day23

    Pisa

    September 21, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Well what a day we had. We had relaxed so much in the Cinque Terre that we lost track of days and on what was meant to be our check out day, we spent at Monterosso al Mare relaxing and enjoying what we thought was our last day. Imagine our surprise when we returned to our accommodation to shower and get ready for a nice night out, only to discover a letter attached to our front door saying we were suppose to have checked out by 10am and our belongings were at the office. Because my phone had been off all day we had missed the many frantic calls and messages from our host. He was relieved that we were still alive.

    Talk about embarrassing. Once we realised our mistake we managed to do a panicked packing of luggage on the alley steps while working out what trains to catch to our next stop in Pisa. Talk about a big mistake. There we were in our board shorts and beach attire, not feeling fresh at all, catching two trains to get to Pisa. Thankfully our accommodation at Pisa was a hotel and their reception was open until 10pm. We made it with about an hour to spare.

    Once we got over our frazzled nerves (having discovered a few important items were still in our last accommodation and we needed to make the trip back the next day) we were able to truly appreciate the location of our accommodation for the night. We walked straight out of our building, looked left and there was the Leaning Tower of Pisa. AMAZING!!

    We were able to wander down the cobblestone lane and explore the area around the tower without any crowds. It was us, a few other tourists, and some armed army personnel that guard the buildings. It was such a fabulous feeling. After a couple of night time shots we found a great restaurant and finally fully relaxed over a glass of delicious Italian wine and a plate of yummy pasta. We knew we would have a full day tomorrow having to return to Cinque Terre to collect the rest of our belongings to then get back to Pisa for Brad’s scheduled tower climb, but for the time being we got to relax and enjoy the evening.
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  • Day24

    Torre pendente di Pisa, Venice

    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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You might also know this place by the following names:

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