Saturday, October 18, 2014


There are lots of things to see in Italy (understatement).  Closest to us is the Tower of Pisa.  It’s about a 30 minute drive from our farm.DSCN0304  DSCN0303
The city of Pisa is not too exciting.  Crowded with tourists and not really picturesque.
DSCN0270 The Campo dei Miracoli, Field of Miracles, is what we have come to see. 
DSCN0253 After buying tickets for a specific entry time, we are allowed into the tower for a somewhat guided tour.  The guide is more for crowd control than anything.DSCN0273 The guide does give a short introduction and history of the tower and then frees the group of 30 to climb.DSCN0281  DSCN0279
There is some screening to keep people from falling out, but safety is not the real focus here.DSCN0284    DSCN0287
The views from the top are great.  The view from the leaning side is not so fun if you are like me and don’t like overhanging high places.
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The climb was not so bad.  Going down was much harder on my knees.  There are no hand rails and I had to use my legs to lower myself each of the over 300 steps.

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