Travel to Pisa, Italy with Rachael Thomas

I’ve always had a passion for Italy and over recent years have been lucky enough to visit Pisa several times – and go up The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Rachael Thomas holding up the Tower
Inside the Duomo

The first thing to say is that the tower does lean. A lot! When you first walk inside it really unbalances you and as you wind your way up the 293 stone steps you can see how they are worn in different places depending which side of the tower you are on. It also feels strange when you come out on top of the Tower.

It was built as the bell tower to the Duomo and work began in 1173. It was finally completed in 1350 but was even then suffering from problems of leaning due to subsidence.

Everywhere you look around the Tower, are people posing for photographs to make it look as if they are holding up the tower. Naturally I had to have a go too.

The Duomo and Battistero are magnificent in their own right, both inside and out and I spent many hours here soaking up the atmosphere and the sunshine.

Pisa is situated on the banks of the River Arno and although The Leaning Tower attracts many visitors, there are lots of other amazing buildings to see. Also there are some great places to enjoy Italian food and best of all, Italian Ice-cream, which I did on many occasions.

About Rachael Thomas

I love escaping to distant shores with my characters, entering their glamorous world and feeling all the emotions they experience as they discover their love for one another. A love so strong it will overcome all obstacles eventually, leading to that promised happy ever after.

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21 thoughts on “Travel to Pisa, Italy with Rachael Thomas

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    Great place to travel. I have not gotten out of the states but a couple of times and it was to go on cruises. Very neat. Thanks for sharing.

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      A cruise sounds really nice! Thanks for stopping by.

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      There were so many people doing the same pose. Great fun to watch!

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    I love the pictures, not of the Leaning Tower, but of the people surrounding it that are all making it look like they’re holding it up. That alone makes for a hilarious picture.

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      Even funnier to watch them posing for the photo!

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    Visiting Italy and seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa has always been a dream vacation of ours, and those pictures are wonderful! So glad you had such a great time, Rachael! Thank you for the awesome post, Nasreen 🙂

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    Love the pics 🙂

    Years ago I was in Pisa and got to climb the tower. it’s hard work due to the “lean”.

    Thanks for sharing x

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      It’s such a weird sensation isn’t it! Thanks for stopping by. x

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      Thanks! I just happened to have the camera ready as we left Pisa!

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    The Leaning Tower of Pisa is on our ‘must visit one day’ list. We’ve seen lots of TV programmes about it and one of these days we really will get there. Thanks for this interesting post and all the photos.

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      Well worth a visit. Hope you manage to tick it of the list!

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      I love Italy – and I’m looking forward to being in London next week!

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      That is one of the best things Darla – heading off with your characters without all the stress of packing and tickets etc. Enjoy!

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