You are in Tuscany, you have to ask yourself about seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Is it worth it?
Seeing that tower of Pisa is practically a rite of passage for a tourist in Italy!
I know, I’m usually sharing about immersion travel, not touristy, crowded places travel. I even write about How to be a Traveler and Not a Tourist. Why would I recommend such a touristy spot?
Well, there are enough serious places to visit like the museums and all the cathedrals, Pisa is FUN! If you have some extra time, you want to have some laughs, and you would like to mark one more monument off your list, go to Pisa!
Here are 5 tips you need to know about visiting Pisa.
1- The tower is going to be smaller than you expected, know this, and you won’t be disappointed.
2- If you want to beat the crowds, come an hour or so before sunset. This way, you get the benefit of all those funny photos in the light of day, in addition to seeing Pisa’s beauty lit up by night.
3- Eat a piece of pizza by the Leaning Tower of Pisa- just to say you did it.
4- Take a look in the duomo and the baptistry, they are stunning. You also don’t want to miss the monumental cemetery with its splendid frescoes.
5- MOST importantly, bring your sense of humor! Pisa can be loads of fun if you just go with it! The amount of fun will be completely up to you.
Pisa is for play!
Remember, everyone out there is looking like a complete goofball. Go with it! Be creative and have a great time!
Here is what kept us laughing hysterically…
These signs are everywhere, I’m not really sure why.
This is where all the magic happens!
The classic pose.
The super power kick!
Jumping over tall(ish) buildings, in a single bound!
Strength like no other!
That might hurt.
That might really hurt!
It doesn’t all have to be about brute force.
Watching everyone else pose is just as fun!
Finally, don’t forget your piece of pizza at the Leaning Tower of Pisa!
Sometimes, the beaten track is that way for a reason.
Pisa is fun and worth the visit. Less than a half hour drive from Lucca, it makes a great pit-stop.
You should know that this post is a highlight in visiting Pisa’s Field of Miracles. Pisa is a wonderful city with more to offer than just a leaning tower. Italy Guides offers beautiful virtual tours of what you can see in this magnificent and historically rich city.
Have you been to Pisa? What did you think?
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