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What to See Inside the Pisa Cathedral (Italy).

Italy: What to See Inside the Pisa Cathedral

The Pisa Cathedral marks the zenith of the architectural power of Pisa at the time of its creation by having bits from the Islamic, Byzantine, Lombard-Emilian, and classical architecture. Lying peacefully in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracle Square), it gleams in multi-colors, courtesy of the different types of marbles that it is adorned with, especially […]

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Italy: Why You Should Visit the Baptistry of Pisa

The Baptistery of Pisa – Where Galileo Was Baptized

Located in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracle Square), on the west coast of Italy, the Baptistery of Pisa forms one of the four buildings. In fact, it comes second in the chronological order, neighboring the Duomo di Pisa, the cathedral, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is an ecclesiastical building, and throughout history, it […]

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Climbing to the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy).

City Skyline: Climbing to the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Yes, it is possible to climb to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. You just don’t pose like you’re saving the leaning tower from falling with your tiny hands but you have to climb and see what’s up there. The views aren’t really impressive but climbing a leaning tower is a […]

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Three Landmarks to See in Pisa: The Leaning Tower, Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery (Italy).

Three Landmarks to See in Pisa

Pisa is in the northwestern part of Italy. You can visit it for a day trip from Florence but make sure to go early to avoid the huge crowd. Take an early train, instead of going on tourist buses. It’s an hour and a half – depends which train you’re taking – from Florence and […]

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The Fallen Angel Sculpture in Pisa (by Igor Mitoraj).

This Fallen Angel Sculpture in Pisa Has Six-Pack Abs to Die For!

I love this Fallen Angel sculpture in Pisa. Lying with his broken head down, the angel with well-sculpted abs still looks flawless, despite the fall. 😉 His left wing is unscathed but the right one is misplaced (covering his private) and half buried in the green bermuda grass. And oh, his lower body is missing. […]

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a Beautiful Architectural Accident (Italy).

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a Beautiful Architectural Accident

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a beautiful  architectural accident. It is, perhaps, Italy’s most photographed landmark. It was never built to be leaning but just your normal, free standing bell tower you see around Italy. It was built during the Medieval Times in Romanesque style. So, why is the Tower of Pisa leaning?  Well, […]

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