Pisa, Italy

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

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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

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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.

Pisa Baptistery

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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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2 Comments on “Pisa, Italy

  1. Hi Megan…This reminds me of an old cartoon I saw. Two “contractors” are standing beside an upright Tower of Pisa looking at a blueprint. One is saying…”I skimped a little on the concrete foundation but no one will ever know.”

    Very impressive blog.

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