We decided to make a daytrip to Pisa, particularly to see the Leaning Tower, as my daughters had beeb talking about it before the holidays.
We had to cross the Po Valley and the Apennine Mountains to get to Tuscany, and we got delayed in the mountains because a lorry had had anb accident on the motorway.
But, we endured, and were rewarded with the sight of the Tuscan landscape.
Well arrived, car parked, we were met by the wall enclosing Piazza del Duomo - and the usual motley crew of vendors.
|View of the Cathedral of Pisa and the Leaning Tower througn the gate in the wall|
|In the foreground, the Babtistery of St. John.|
|Proof that my family was there.|
It is forbidden to walk on the grass, by the way...
|Front of the Cathedral|
|Lots of gold foil on that ceiling!|
|Couldn't help thinking of the throne room in Minas Tirith|
The next series of photos are form our visit to the Leaning Tower - the clou to this trip
|The home of AC Pisa 1909 in the background|
|I think this is Opera della Primaziale Pisana|
|Some very worn marble|
|Another view of the stadion, this time from the top of thetower|
|Via Roma - I think|
|Did I mention the grass...?|
|Not funny at all, just the full tower|
|I bought that hat from one of the vendors in front of the wall.|