No trip to Toscana is complete without a day trip to Pisa – to Piazza dei Miracoli. The Square of Miracles, has gained international fame thanks to its leaning tower and its peculiar inclination, is home to other marvelous monuments- the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the cemetery, all of them pure white standing out over the lush green ground representing the circle of life.
How to do a day trip to Pisa from Florence
You can get to Pisa by train from Florence and visit the Square of Miracles. Get off at the San Rossore rail station, its only a 10 minutes walk to the square. As you pass through the tiny gate of the walls that surround Pisa’s old center, you’ll be immediately struck by the sight that appears before your eyes: the massive square firmly stands right there leaving you totally awe-struck!
Leaning Tower, which is more than 50 meters high and the bell tower to the cathedral standing off to its side. It is known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side, due to the weak nature of the ground below it, inadequate to support the tower’s structure from the very beginning. Built between the 12th and 13th centuries, the tower started leaning before it was even finished! Did you know that the Duomo also leans a little like the leaning tower of Pisa. The Baptistery, the largest one of Italy is dedicated to St. John the Baptist and there is a statue of him on the top of the dome.
If you get on top of the bell tower, you can pretend to be the famous Italian scientist Galileo Galilei, who is said to have performed gravity experiments from the tower to demonstrate if the speed of descent of bodies could be independent of their mass. But don’t starting dropping things from the tower and get into trouble, just take some goofy pictures like everyone else!
Have been to Piazza dei Miracoli, did you take silly picture likes us trying to hold the bell tower?
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