Monday, October 11, 2010

Pisa and the Leaning Tower

On Saturday we departed Cortona and received goodbye hugs and kisses from the apartment owners.

Ambra (in her and her husband's Cheese and Meat mobile store in the Camucia market)...

By the way...the home-made parmesan cheese was absolutely fabulous!

Her daughter, Sara on the left (Celeste is on the right)...

From Cortona we drove to Pisa, Italy to see the monastery's leaning bell tower. The monastery is to the left in the below picture.

There we had lunch and did the touristy things. :-)

Below is the separate rotunda building of the monastery.

Pisa was just a quick stop, and while we did enjoy seeing the monastery and leaning tower, we found Pisa dirty, somewhat smelly, crowded, and otherwise disappointing compared to the wonderful time we had in and around Tuscany and specifically Cortona. We're all in agreement that Pisa is a good place to stop for lunch, but any longer would have not been worthwhile.

After lunch in Pisa, we headed out to Cinque Terre (Five Towns).

More to follow on Cinque Terre.

Ciao for now!

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