When I was in Pisa there was only one thing that I needed to see. Hence, que the million touristy pics that I took with the infamous leaning tower of Pisa!
And even hold it:
There were a million photo-ops there. I sure had fun getting creative with it!
But this was only a picture stop on my tour, which literally meant we only stopped to take pictures (oh my God, we were one of those tourists). Unfortunately, I didn’t have a guide telling me the history or anything. However, I did learn that it took 177 years to finish building the tower. Lol, what? And after all that time they still couldn’t get it to stand straight?
Well, thanks to Wikipedia (who needs a tour guide when you have Wikipedia), the tilt began during construction because its foundation was laid on ground that was too soft on one side. “The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.”
I know that it’s kind of shallow to only see the leaning tower while in Pisa. So tell me, what other goodies does this city offer? What else would you go see & do here? Or is seeing the tower enough?
Have you ever been to the Tower of Pisa? How did you pose with it? 😉
Thanks for reading!