Hotel Alessandro della Spina
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My mum and I only stayed one night but were very impressed with our stay. The room itself was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. It was very convenient to the main railway station though perhaps a slightly longer walk to the Leaning Tower than I had anticipated (still very manageable).
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... photo's of that! The second thing that surprised me was how much you could notice the lean... I thought it would not be really noticeable, but it is Leanier than I thought :) It was fun watching everyone posing for their photos, it looked quite strange :) We paid to climb up, once inside you could really feel the lean. Going up the spiral staircase, on one side you felt like you had to lean against the wall. The views from the top were lovely, Pisa is actually a pretty city, with ...
... of paradise were right there! Actually it was a replica but it was still pretty sweet to look at and read about. We learned all about the art on the ceilings and all of the symbolism in the buildings. Everything means something more! Every shape and color holds more meaning than meets the eye. So then we had the choice of climbing the dome or the bell tower. We chose the dome! It ended up ...
... we arrived early enough that we beat most of the tourist buses so we could take a good look and walk around the tower before the square filled up. The Leaning Tower of Pisa was started in the late 1200s when a local citizen, frustrated by the fact that Pisa did not yet have a bell tower to compliment their cathedral, left money in her will and instructed the powers that be to get cracking. After building the first three tiers, the thing started ...
... that I remembered. After an hour ride, we arrived in Pisa, jumped on the bus and after missing our stop once, circled back around and saw the Tower from the street. By the way, the town of Pisa is not impressive at all...I think the only thing bringing people in is the Leaning Tower.
Such a beautiful tower though...such a shame that it's leaning. We headed up the 294 steps (mom included) and the lean was really ...
... water so clear & blue! Time to say 'goodbye' to Jenna as she sets sail for Croatia & the islands.
Carrara is close by and has long been the world's largest extractor & shaper of marble. As you look up at the Apuane Alps you imagine snow still covering the caps but is actually white marble. The texture & purity of Carrara's white marble is unrivalled - no wonder Michelangelo selected blocks from here for many of his masterpieces.