Jan 22, 2005
May 15, 2005
The trip actually did end quite well as we decided to be spontaneous and travel to the small town of Lucca north of Pisa. Lucca was beautiful, enclosed within large stone walls. There was a plethora of tiny restaurants all refreshingly devoid of that touristy feel often present in Florence.
Indeed the lesson learned today was to take the road less traveled.
So, Pisa; we've all heard of its famous tower but is there anything more to the town which brought us this architectural gem? The answer is no. There is really nothing in Pisa besides the tower, and even this leaning construct of pillars and stone doesn't live up to expectations. To begin with, it is really short. Furthermore, the Italian government (for which I have a number of idiosyncratic complaints) charges 15 euros to climb it. That being said the roomates and I decided to skip it and go have lunch. So let me save you the trouble of the international flight and subsequent train ride. Behold...