Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

I’ve never made a bucket list, but if I had, a visit to Pisa would be on it.  So, cross Pisa off my non-existent list.  I really did not expect to be as awestruck as I was when I first laid my eyes on the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  Holey moley, this thing really is impressive!  The tower is actually the freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral in Pisa and it took 177 years to build.  The cathedral is right next to the tower and the impressive baptistery and a fountain designed by Flaminio Vacca are close at hand as well.  Recent efforts to stabilize the tower have been so successful that, for the first time in history, the tower is no longer moving.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

SOURCE:  The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Pisa, Tuscany, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 August 2011.

The Pisa Cathedral

The Pisa Cathedral

SOURCE:  The Pisa Cathedral (Pisa, Tuscany, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 August 2011.

Fountain Designed by Flaminio Vacca

Fountain Designed by Flaminio Vacca

SOURCE:  Fountain Designed by Flaminio Vacca (Pisa, Tuscany, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 August 2011.

The Pisa Baptistry

The Pisa Baptistery

SOURCE:  The Pisa Baptistery (Pisa, Tuscany, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

This entry was posted in Daily Journal and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

  1. dave says:

    Beautiful – we missed Pisa on our visit! Hope your trip back was good!

    dave

  2. Great pictures! I hope to see some of these sites soon myself! I am sure you had a wonderful trip, I will have to look to see if you have posted that I may have missed!

Comments are closed.