The beauty of Venice really makes it hard for one to leave her…but I’m sure we will be back in the future and so, time to move on to Leaning Tower of Pisa. We took a direct train from Santa Maria Novella Train Station in Florence and alighted at Pisa Centrale. From here on, it’s rather easy to get to Leaning Tower of Pisa – just walk towards and across Arno River else just follow the crowd since most people are here for the same reason.
We took a stroll from Pisa Centrale to the leaning tower and most of the stalls we came across are geared towards tourists. There’re also buses to the station which can drop you near to the tower if you prefer not to walk. And there it is!! Look at that, it totally stands out against other buildings. We were so excited that the gloomy weather doesn’t affect us a bit at all.
The Iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa
Soon enough, we spotted people doing the somewhat similar ‘prevent the tower from falling’ pose. Some of the extraordinary poses kept us entertained for a while. The pose is one thing and the size of the tower is another, I’d thought that it would be a much bigger. But it amazed me and the leaning angle makes me go wow. It’s also possible to climb to the tower top which we did not that day.
Pisa Tower, also known as the leaning tower of Pisa must be the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions about Pisa. Here’s the story of an overshadowing sidekick where Pisa Cathedral was supposed to be the lead. But the tower tilt (pun intended) the popularity in its favour. Perhaps the tilt is both a boon and curse since nothing can defy gravity. It takes lots of restoration work to keep it the way it is. Else, how to imagine Pisa without the leaning tower huh?
But of course, the Pisa Cathedral is equally impressive on its own.
The popularity of Pisa can be clearly seen judging by the huge crowd itself, it was a really crowded place.
Then we head back to Florence after a splendid lunch. And the rain came pouring when we’re almost near the station, thank goodness.