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Tuscany route: visit to Pisa and San Gimignano

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That night a stormy father fell. It rained, thundered and it was so windy that we even had a leak that we had to locate half sleepy were not to fall on one of the cameras. Above, because of the storm the water heater was turned off and I showered with warm water and Clara with cold water. So I went down to give notice to the owners and they fixed it quickly saying that the storm that had been that night was not normal, and in truth it was that I had rarely heard it rain that way.

Tower of Pisa, why doesn't it seem so inclined? It is an optical effect.

That morning we didn't have breakfast on the porch, it was cool that morning, so we did it in the living room of one of the houses. Luckily the bad night and the cold water were forgotten with the great breakfast that Mamma prepared for us. This time he made us a lemon and pine nut cake that was dead. With a full belly and coffee in vein, we took the car and went to our first destination of the day: the Tower of Pisa.

Campo dei Miracoli

The Tower of Pisa is about 15 minutes drive from the B&B. All the surroundings of the Tower are blue zone, which on Sunday is not paid. We, as we went soon, soon found parking (although last night was much easier).

Landscape on the way to San Gimignano.

The Tower of Pisa is located within the Campo dei Miracolli, and basically it is the bell tower of the cathedral, which is an annex building together with the Baptistery. The Tower began to be built in the year 1173 and began to tilt before finishing the third floor. The combination of the type of soil and its shallow foundation is what has caused it to lean. The inclination became so severe that in 1990 it was closed to the public to "straighten it" a little and eleven years later it was reopened.

You can climb the tower, but only in small groups of 30 people, so those interested in climbing the first thing they have to do is go to the ticket building which is a building that is entering on the right hand side and reserve the time where you want, or can, upload. The price to climb only to the Tower is 15 euros that we spent Olympic payment and therefore we did not raise. Apart from the price of the ticket we also back down because we have to climb about 300 steps.

Piazza de la Cisterna

The Duomo can be visited for free although after having seen the one in Siena I found it cool but not spectacular. To enter the baptistery you also have to pay, so after taking the typical photos holding the tower we went to our second destination of the day: SAN GIMIGNANO.

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