Europe in Winter II

After completing our visit to Florence, we travelled northwards to Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Pisa  is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Pisa is well-known for its leaning tower. In the cold wintry morning, we boarded a tram which drove us to Piazza dei Miracoli to find the celebrated the leaning tower, the Duomo. Its is a masterpiece of Romanesque art. The tower began to sink in its early stages of construction, and over the years, it was able to remain in its slanted state due to wars which stopped construction and allowing the soil to stabilise and prevent the building from collapsing. During WWII, the Americans also decided not to attack the building which was a German observation post. It was indeed a sight to behold, because there is no other building like it in the world. Continue reading “Europe in Winter II”