We were on our way from lovely Florence to ancient Rome and one of our itineraries for the day was to take a quick peek at Pisa’s leaning tower. Florence is so beautiful that we were enchanted by it longer than we had planned and we were left with only a few hours to get to Pisa and go back to Florence before our fast train to Rome leaves. We had no choice but to do it. I was actually planning to take the blue sunset sky of Pisa but we were only able to leave Florence at sunset and reached Pisa’s main train station after one hour. And it was night.
Without its world famous tower, Pisa would just be another little Italian city. However, I did not expect Pisa to exceed my expectations of a city only known for its Piazza del Uomo. We just walked from the main train station asking directions from everyone on how to reach the cathedral grounds and of course its tower.
We first passed by its bustling commercial strip which was filled with shoppers and strollers.
We then crossed a bridge over River Arno and I took a shot of the building blocks lining the river bank.
We then reached one of the city’s squares and onwards we walked westward.
We passed by some a number of ancient alleys.
Finally after a few more minutes walk, we reached Piazza dei Miracoli, previously known as Piazza del Duomo.