1st STOP: Pisa, Italy RoadTrip



The height of the Tower of Pisa is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) from the ground on the low side and 56.70 m (186.02 ft) on the high side. The tower has 296 or 294 steps; the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase. The top of the tower is displaced horizontally 3.9 metres (12 ft 10 in) from where it would be if the structure were perfectly vertical.

My first stop was in Pisa. I've stayed there just one day and I could explore the Monuments...
It was unreal when I climbed it! Something, the ascent is more difficult because the tower leans, so you too! The view on the top is amazing and great pictures could be taken right there. The entrance is not free, you have to purchase your ticket in front of the tower and it is the same for the others monuments.


The heart of the Piazza del Duomo is the Duomo, the medieval cathedral. The façade is made of grey marble and white stone set with discs of coloured marble. The interior is faced with black and white marble and has a gilded ceiling and a frescoed dome. The entrance is about 2 euros.


The Baptistry of St. John is a religious building. The structure is 54.86 m high, with a circumference of 107.24 m, and is the largest baptistry in Italy. Constructed on the same unstable sand as the Tower, the Baptistry (as well as the Cathedral) leans 0.6 degrees toward the cathedral.

The Campo Santo, (“monumental cemetery"), lies at the northern edge of the Square. It is a walled cemetery, which many claim is the most beautiful cemetery in the world. It contained a huge collection of Roman sculptures and sarcophagi, but now there are only 84 left.


On the southest edge of the square there is the building of Spedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito ("New Hospital of Holy Spirit") built in 1257. The function of this hospital was to help pilgrims, poor, sick people and abandoned children with a shelter. It later changed its name in Spedale della Misericordia ("Hospital of the Mercy") or di Santa Chiara ("Sant Claire") that was the name of the little church included in the complex. The exterior was in brick walls with two-light windows in gothic style, whereas the interior was painted in two colors, black and white, to imitate the marble colors of the other buildings.



Did you ever go to Pisa? What do you prefer to visit?


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