Pisa in Pictures

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Our next stop on the cruise was Florence and Pisa. This was the only day we really had rain, which was kind of a bummer, but we had such nice weather the rest of the time, there was really nothing to complain about.

The ship actually pulled into Livorno, and then passengers had to take a bus to either Florence or Pisa. We chose Pisa.

The lighthouse on the sea wall in Livorno.
We went to the Piazzo del Duomo to see the Cathedral there, as well as the Baptistry. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is situated behind the Cathedral, and is the bell tower for the Piazzo de Duomo. It really does lean in a most alarming manner, although I understand the construction is stable now.

Lean in.
Next we went to a restaurant called Fattoria il Poggio in Tuscany, where they grow their own grapes and olives and then turns them into tasty, tasty products. this is the place where I had the only wine I've ever really liked, and that didn't give me a headache. And they take mail orders to the United States! Of course it costs over $100 to ship, but you can't have everything.

Baby olives.
Tuscany is another area we intend to revisit on our destination vacation to Italy, mostly because you can't eat all the foodz and drink all the winez in a single day. I'd also like to revisit Piazzo del Duomo when the weather is better and we have time to go inside the various structures and visit the Archeological Museum there.

1 comments:

aggirlj said...

I've been loving these articles on your trip to Italy. I've been to Venice, Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii and Milan. Brings back fond memories. I always describe my tour as eating my way through Italy. Of course, we walked a lot so no danger there. The most fun was the small Baristas that had specialty items. You walk in, point to order, have a little bubbly and go to the next one.