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Apr 26 2013

Piazza del Duomo as the Sun is Setting

After years of hearing about it and seeing it in photographs, I finally got my first glimpse of the Leaning Tower of Pisa… up close and personal.
Piazza, Pisa, Italy, the Leaning Tower, Having explored other parts of Tuscany which included Lucca, San Gimignano, and Florence, I had one night in Pisa before returning to the UK.  It happened to be a lovely October afternoon and, although it was incredibly busy with throngs of tourists, there was a great atmosphere.

The green manicured grounds around the Piazza del Duomo beckoned me to stay a while and relax.  So, I succumbed to the temptation and joined a number of others who were making the most of the afternoon.  Taking time to relax in the piazza, which has been a UNESCO Heritage site since 1987, is a great way to fully appreciate the beautifully crafted medieval buildings of the Baptistry of St. John, the Leaning Tower, and the cathedral.

I took this photograph as the sun was setting over the piazza and when the crowd had dwindled.  It was then I began to understand why Gabriele d’Annunzio referred to it as Piazza dei Miracoli (the Square of Miracles).

Location

If you haven’t managed to get there yet but fancy visiting the ‘Square of Miracles’, this is where it is located on the map…

About the author

Teresa Keane

Teresa has been to almost 60 countries. She started travelling independently at the age of 38 when she gave up her job, rented out her house, put her possessions in storage and spent a year travelling the world. It changed her life. She now creates, publishes, & promotes online travel content and is an experienced freelance trainer & EFL teacher.

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  1. Delia Slucutt

    Hi Teresa glad you got out there. Makes me feel freer knowing it’s possible to see your dreams. (Mine is South of Spain.)
    And I love the photo angle of the leaning tower of Pisa with the other buildings. There is something extra special about it isn’t there? It’s not just the hype. It is that it leans, but there’s something else. Something I can’t quite put my finger on.

  2. independenttravelhelp.com

    Hi Delia.

    Thank you. It is pretty special and I think the light as the sun was setting helped.

    Yes, it is possible to turn your dreams into reality. That’s where setting goals, taking action, and believing that you can do it is important. I’d love to hear more about your dream to see Southern Spain.

    Best wishes,

    Teresa 🙂

  3. jenny

    Hi Teresa

    We visited Pisa for a few days last year, it was a truly amazing experience, fantastic photo 🙂

  4. independenttravelhelp.com

    Hi Jenny.

    Thank you for your kind comment. Pisa is a really interesting city. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Best wishes,

    Teresa 🙂

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