Touching the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Italy

Pisa is popular for its leaning tower, yet there is nothing else in the small town but its famous leaning tower. Pisa is pretty much in the middle of nowhere in Italy surrounded by farmland and wine groves,  yet millions flock to see the leaning tower in person. It is one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions after Paris’ Eiffel Tower. I was lucky enough to stop in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa on my way to Florence. After a short detour, I was able to see it in person myself.

It is everything its claimed to be. Although just a building, it is pretty neat to see a tower leaning 4%. Even with the intense heat (45 degrees Census plus humidity), looming storm, scattered showers, and thunder visitors walked towards the tower as if a picture of it would change them. As much as I loved seeing it first hand, in the end it’s literally a leaning tower. Funny how something out of the ordinary, yet so simple can entice us. I was enticed and drawn in (like many of you). Like a child with a new toy, I had fun getting the iconic picture touching the leaning tower whether holding it up or pushing it over.

Pisa, Italy

Did you get a similar picture to mine when you visited the leaning tower?

9 thoughts on “Touching the Leaning Tower of Pisa

  1. I did visit Pisa last year but I didn’t do any of the traditional photos. I think it’s because I grew up in a tourist resort, I don’t like doing touristy things:) It’s a shame you don’t have time to stop in Lucca on your way through, the town there is surrounded by a massive wall that has the most incredible footpath around the top of it.

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