June 09, 2010

Pisa and the Field of Miracles, Italy

Leaving Florence and heading west to the coast we went past Pisa and decided to take in the famous 'Field of Miracles' or Campo dei Miracoli. The walled off grassed area contains the infamous Leaning Tower plus the 1000 year old Cathedral and the slightly younger Baptistery, along with Camposanto Monumentale (monumental cemetery).

Pisa is a university town and the first lawn (the only one people are allowed on) was covered with students playing soccer and frisbee. The tourists join them with their lunches and little kids burning off excess energy.

There is no getting around it - it is an impressive site!

Read this link for more historical information on building dates and repairs attempted to fix the lean.

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