|The Baptistry in Pisa|
|The Baptistry is quite beautiful too, just not quite as remarkable as a building that may or may not fall over|
|Pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa|
|The tower really is beautiful|
|I love the detail in the stone work|
|Seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa was Portia's favorite of the whole trip!|
|Inside the cathedral|
We did want to do a little souvenir shopping as well. I got a cute cup and saucer that leans (of course) and I think Mom got a similar one in a different color. Bianca picked a bracelet that's twisted from a fork. Portia chose this cat mask.
We finally got around to sitting down for lunch mid-afternoon. There were restaurants up and down the streets and we stopped for pasta. (Really, besides McDonald's, in Italy, there's only pasta restaurants, pizzerias, and panini [filled with Italian meats, of course] shops. Good luck finding anything else!) We sat down in outdoor seating (rain was gone by then, thank goodness). Bianca had a caprese (tomatoes and buffalo mozzerella) pasta and she was in heaven. I ordered tortellinis with the pesto, as pesto is the signature food coming out of this part of Italy where we stayed.
|Dining on the street|
|Our lunch in Pisa|
We enjoyed our time in Pisa. A little touristy, but what can you expect when you go to see the most lopsided building in the world?
DOORS OF THE DAY
|A door in Pisa (may have been one of the doors to the Baptistry but I can't remember for sure)|
|Was Portia leaning over on purpose? Maybe it was catching on--we were in Pisa after all!|
|It's probably less of a door and more of a gate, but cool nonetheless. |
Maybe it was one of the original gates to get into the city of Pisa many years ago...