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We docked at Livorno and took a bus to Florence. The countryside of Tuscany varies in areas and we saw a lot of sunflower fields and olive groves. We toured Florence by foot to see some grand churches and other master pieces like David, well a replica. We then continued to Pisa. No amount of words can describe the greatness of the architecture in Europe! It really is mind blowing! The white facade of the three buildings against the red roof and lush green grass looks ...
Pontedera may be the name of just another Italian town to you but to Paul it's a shrine worthy of pilgrimage. It's where they used to make Vespas and now they have a museum in their honour. No, I'm not making this up.
There are Scooters in there that have circumnavigated the world, driven from New York to Rio de Janeiro and, astonishingly, taken part in the Paris-Dakar rally.
It kind of makes Paul's poodle through Europe ...
The ship docked at Livorno and we took a bus up through the delightful Tuscan countryside to Pisa. Of course it was busy, but that added to the prospect of actually seeing that leaning tower. The bus dropped us near some markets, and we walked up to the Piazza dei Miracoli which is a wide walled area with amazing medieval buildings and artwork.
Our tour guide showed us through the Bapistry of St John, finished in 1363, and ...
... with an audio demonstration of the effect of echo within. The cathedral was largely off limits due to Sunday mass, but we still managed a quick look inside.
Next on to the main event, the leaning tower, which certainly justifies its title. Standing at around 55 metres, the tower titles 4 metres at the base and slants about 4 degrees. After a bunch of photos, and watching Nat hold up the tower, it was time for our afternoon activity in ...
... beginning to lose some of it's ferocity, and we had a splendid time, stopping off at a lovely caffe/restaurant after we'd done our first circuit, and then doing the loop in the opposite direction for a different perspective.
By now it was around 7pm, and we'd booked a table for dinner at 8.....the girls and Chris went back to the car to freshen up (a change of clothes had been brought, pre-supposing the cycling would ...