Otherwise known as Piazza dei Miracoli, or Piazza del Duomo.
As I mentioned last week, our ship the MS Ryndam had ported in Livorno, Italy. From Livorno we took a tour of Pisa, Lucca, and Pietra Santa. As we’ve already discussed the latter two, today I present images of Pisa and its two leaning towers.
You read that correctly. Pisa is home to not one, but rather two leaning towers.
Here’s the one you’ve seen:
And here’s the one about which you’ve probably never heard:
That second leaning tower is attached to an ancient church probably less than a mile from its more famous counterpart.
Now for today’s Pisa photo gallery, which includes some shots of the leaning tower base that gives a good indication as to just how off-plumb this structure truly is. Additionally, take a good close look at the leaning tower image above. If you look closely you’ll see where the builders attempted to compensate for the ever-increasing lean by shortening the columns on the opposite side in a losing battle to get at least the upper floors level.