La Torre di Pisa


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April 5th 2012
Published: April 5th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

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La torre di Pisa รจ il campanile della Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, in Piazza del Duomo.
After a hearty breakfast that included lovely fresh eggs, fruit (and cornetti for Jake), we headed back to our car to take the drive to Pisa and visit the famous leaning bell tower.

Pisa is about an hour away from Firenze, with most of the drive time getting out of the city and also navigating into Pisa.

There were not many tourists at the attraction, which made it easy for us to walk around and see the beautifully kept tower. It is very clean and looks incredible against the backdrop of the Duomo - how can it stand when it leans like it does?

We tried to get tickets to climb the bell tower, but the wait was nearly 3 hours. Also, Emily would not be allowed to climb as she is too young at 7. So we decided to walk around the site and look through the market stalls. Nick has his eye on an AC Milan football jersey, but Damian convinced him that an authentic item from the Adidas store would be a better option.

There are beautiful green lawns around the tower and Emily decided that it was the perfect time to practice some
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If you can't climb the Tower, what else are you going to do?
calisthenics as she cartwheeled around the place.

On the way home we decided to vistit the Barberino fashion outlets. This was a recommendation from our landlord, Mario. We got a few things but most importantly, Nick collected his AC Milan jersey at a bargain Euro 14! Even cheaper than the fake item at Pisa.

Tonight we have home-made pasta to cook and a vino bianco from Fiano di Avellino. Tomorrow is Venerdi Santo and we are not quite sure what will be open and available to us on our last full day in the beautiful city of Firenze.

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