Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SUNDAY, 26 MAY 2013


Blue sky, some clouds, and sunshine were in order this morning! Pisa was the goal for today. We took a direct, fast, no reservation train to Pisa and walked a mile to see the Leaning Tower. I used to think the Leaning Tower of Pisa was intentionally built to lean-NOT. It turns out the ground under it is soft and wet and as they built it, the south end settled down more than the north. It is really quite amazing that it has never fallen down. Fifteen euros each dissuaded us from climbing to the top (especially considering you get a grand total of 30 minutes to get up, see the view, and get down for those 15 Euros). 

After so many pictures what else is there to do in Pisa? Walk back another way to the train station, and...

...take a train to Siena. What a delightful city. We had no idea it was going to be so beautiful. Il Campo, the town square, is on of the best there is. It is built in a semi circle and ramped. People sit on it like they do on a beach. 

Il Campo

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