The Square of Miracles


Duomo

Duomo

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:

Leaning Tower

Leaning Tower

And here’s the one about which you’ve probably never heard:

The OTHER Leaning Tower in Pisa

The OTHER Leaning Tower in Pisa

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.

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