Climbing the Leaning Tower! September 24th 2009 For some reason I had it in my head that the leaning tower of Pisa was in the middle of a small square. Was I ever wrong! It's actually in the middle of a LARGE and very green square which it shares with a church, a baptistry, an artistic cemetary and a whole host of street vendors.
I also didn't know that you can actually climb the tower (for 15 euro mind you). I'm so glad I did it though! The ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
About Me:I'm an Aussie from Melbourne and it´s definitely a beautiful city and a fantastic place to live BUT I've now been living in England since December 2009 and I LOVE it! Between leaving Oz and moving to England I backpacked Italy, Spain and France for three months. Best experience of my life. Most recently I've been working on cruise ships as an Entertainment Host but don't really find any time to blog about it! :( Moved to the eclectic and wonderful Brighton and plan to stay here for the forseeable.
Highlights so far: Watching the opera Notre ... full info