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Saturday’s scene: Storm clouds over Pisa

2012/09/22by Donna Hull

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Leaning Tower of Pisa on a cloudy day

Alan and I hadn’t planned a visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our Boomer Road Trip to Northern Italy. But, we were running ahead of schedule so our guide Claudio Fontana of A La Carte Italy Tours suggested that we stop to take a few photos of the famous bell tower. Scaffolding surrounded the top of the tower, which truly does lean —it no longer has bells, by the way. Did you know that it took over three centuries to construct the tower once the ground floor of white marble was begun on August 8, 1173?

Have you visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Post a comment to share your experience. Although Alan and I are happy to have seen it, this is one of those been there, done that, don’t need to see it again type of boomer travel experiences for us.

You’ll find an entire section about our Road Trip in Northern Italy in My Itchy Travel Feet: Breathtaking Adventure Vacation Ideasavailable at the Amazon store



A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.

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