One of Europe's great icons, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of Pisa Cathedral. Although most famous for its astonishing lean, the tower is also notable for its magnificent Romanesque architecture.
One Night in Pisa
Our short time in Pisa was really fun and I'm a little sorry I didn't schedule two nights there. Our hotel was just OK (good decor and friendly people, but sheets that felt scratchy and weirdly damp) but had a great location less than 10 minutes' walk from the "Field of Miracles" with its magnificent monuments...
Day Trip to Pisa
This morning we drove to Pisa from our base in Lucca. It was just a super-easy (toll) freeway drive and then a bit of slow traffic once we arrived in Pisa, for a total of about 20 minutes. The parking situation is far better than I would have dreamed - there is a large, free(!) parking lot just outside the north wall by the Campo dei Miracoli (where all the main attractions are), with separate sections for motorhomes and tour buses and a little shopping center with a market and toilets...
References & Resources
- Official Website of the Leaning Tower of Pisa Official website.