Hello everyone! It has been awhile but I hope to make up for lost time by doing several posts about cities in Italy I visited while on spring break. First up, Pisa! Pisa was much smaller than I thought it would be. The main tourist area was the Piazza Dei Miracoli which was a large grassy area that included the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Pisa Cathedral, and Pisa Baptistery. The Piazza Dei Miracoli was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. I spent a total of about 2 hours in this area, but it would be easy to spend a whole afternoon exploring. To find tickets for the buildings located in the Piazza Dei Miracoli please visit: https://www.opapisa.it/en/tickets/prices/.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
I did not go inside the Leaning Tower of Pisa but mainly focused on trying to get the perfect picture with it! This is actually very hard to do. It is a high tourist traffic area and it is very difficult to get a picture without someone in it! I recommend getting there early before a majority of the tour buses arrive.
The Pisa Cathedral
The Pisa Cathedral was huge and made the Leaning Tower of Pisa look small in comparison. The cathedral is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral that was finished being built in 1180. So needless to say, the church is very very old. Due to time constrains I was unable to see the inside of the church but if I go back to Pisa I will make sure to do so. The pictures I took give the church a golden hue but the actual church is almost white due to the marble it is made of.
The Pisa Baptistery of St. John was completed in 1363, and is the largest baptistery in Italy. It is roughly 180 feet high! It was a very impressive sight that towered over the grassy lawn.
Overall Pisa was a fun place to visit and I felt like I saw quite a bit even though I only spent about two hours there. Next time I go I would like to spend a whole afternoon there going through each of the buildings.
I hope you found this article helpful and if you have any questions comment below. Thanks and Happy Travels!
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