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From the top of the tower

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
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