Hotel La Pace
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... the Tower for over 10 years. The base of the Tower remains 3 m below ground level.
Pisano was the master carver who completed the bell chamber, while other masters were responsible for the carvings of the sculptures near the entrance and the base.
It was quite surprising the difference the "lean" made to the ease with which you could climb the steps, as at times you felt you were distinctly sliding sideways towards the ...
... Pisa. We have one night planed in Pisa, the hotel is supposed to have a view of the tower. Last time we drove through Pisa we couldn't find it, and we kept driving !
All the crankiness gone now, so time to finalize packing up of the Fiat, tidy up the house, look under the bed, and the wardrobe, cupboards, bathroom. The first day here I couldn't find any underwear in my bags, thought I had left everything in Siena, didn't realize Steve had put all the washing away ...
... we chose to go have lunch before viewing the cathedral. We found a lovely little eatery close-by, everything was fabulous about the place, except for a group of loud obnoxious Americans.... no wonder Americans have a bad name outside of the US, if this was how many behave ! And they all thought (with too much alcohol swilling around them) that they were "so important and superior"...eg regularly saying "back in the US we do things..." ...
... that the extra 4 people at that time might topple the tower!
Only 270 steps this time – so no problem to us. However, it was very freaky and quite a bit a harder climbing the steps being on a slope – it really seemed to affect your balance. At the top we admired the view and walked around the bells before heading back down.
Another big ticket sight checked off the list!
After a successful day in Florence, we bussed our way to Pisa to see "you know what". Pisa is a very small town and if there was no leaning tower, there would be very few people who would visit here. It just goes to show you that even a disastrous mistakes in engineering can make money in Italy, thanks to Sir Isac Newton, who used this leaning tower for some of his experiments.