AC Hotel Pisa by Marriott
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We took a day trip from Lucca to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was only about 20 minutes by train and a nice ride through the countryside. Even though it was our first time visiting Pisa and seeing the Bell Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa felt very familiar for a reason.
If you grew up on the north side of Chicago and took swimming lesson at the Niles YMCA then you know what I mean. The Leaning Tower YMCA has a smaller version of ...
... sites. We knew Pisa would be such a place. So we loaded up on Euros and now we're, as we have been for some weeks, operating only on cash.
Looking good. The humidity here in north central Italy about five miles from the coast is practically identical to that in Baton Rouge. The last time I was here, the tower was brown and funky, needed a good bleach bath (like that used to get rid of mildew ...
After the longest wait for train tickets at Florence we finally found the train we were meant to catch. Italy needs to have more signs. After hearing a lot of bad reviews about Pisa and how dodgy it is. (I couldn't remember this from 6 years ago) we were kind of regretting staying a night there. We arrived at station and had to walk about 25 mins to our hostel which was really close to the ...
... to go get - what, you guessed it, some gelato. We then went back to look in the cathedral and baptistery. We got to the baptistery just as it was closed for the echo demo, so, I asked the lady if it goes again at 12:30' she said yes, we went ahead in and popped thought, figuring we would come back in 25 minutes to hear the echo thing. We went over to the cathedral and looked around. We saw the chandelier hanging from the ceiling which was purportedly the one Galileo was ...
... I could still see the view, so I took a few happy snaps and started the long climb down. I think it took me longer to get down than up as I was fighting panic attacks the whole way. Even when I got back to the stone steps I was still freaking out. Fortunately at this point an Aussie couple had come down behind me, she could see I was distressed and calmly talked me down the rest of the way.
Upon reaching the bottom I decided to reward myself with a well earned ...