Pisa, Italy – The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

To get to the Leaning Tower of Pisa is quite easy, just get past the souvenir booths that line the outer wall and find the entrance to the large open space, La Piazza del Duomo. Although there are a number of important buildings in and around the sides of this open space, the two most dominant are the leaning tower and the cathedral.

Although the tower has been stabilized in recent years and actually pushed back up to a more vertical inclination, it still has a lean of about 11 degrees which, of course, is quite noticeable. Tourists are continually trying to assist in the righting process 🙂 and I had to do my bit too.

For those who want to have a bite to eat there are a number of restaurants and vendors along the adjoining streets and if you are tired of walking, there are a few alternatives available.

For the most part, the street vendors did not get pushy and had a number of different items for sale. Sometimes it was difficult to image what some of the items had to do with the tower of Pisa in particular or Italy in general but I enjoy looking at masks and there was plenty of variety to look at.

Meanwhile back in the parking lot, there was a certain vehicle on display and the promoters were offering to take people for a ride for some number of euros. I didn’t have time for a ride but the thought was an interesting one.

Our next destination was Florence and it was later in the day when we arrived safely at our hotel and prepared to head out for an interesting meal.




About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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