Pisa & La spezia

Today we went to see the leaning tower of Pisa. Welp, it’s leaning alright. There are 3 buildings in the town square, one of which is the leaning tower which Galileo used to conduct his experiments from. Apparently years ago the tower was sinking further into the ground and they had to inject the soil to make it harder to essentially lift the tower back to its original leaning degree.

here you go dad!

After Pisa we headed to the Province of La Spezia which is located between Genoa and Pisa on the Ligurian Sea and is one of the main Italian military and commercial harbors. Once in La Spezia we traveled down to Porto Venere, which has a Castle and small village. The area is famous for it’s pesto, so of course we had to sample it on foccacia bread for lunch. It was really good, but a little too salty for us.

After lunch we took a ferry ride along the coast to one of the Cinque Terre villages (there are 5 small villages along the coast), another small town in the area. We walked through the narrow streets and looked at the shops and the beach. Unfortunately it started raining, so these little fishes stayed out of the water.

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2 Responses to Pisa & La spezia

  1. June Simmons says:

    Love the pictures! Glad to hear you’re doing well. Love, Mom

  2. Ruth Simmons says:

    Hi Crissy and Lindsay,
    This is Nana back in the good old USA. Just looked at and read about your trip to date.
    Wonderful information and pictures. I have one request, sweeties: Please post more pictures of both of you. I love the one where you are holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I always knew you two were strong young ladies and love you both. I am sitting here at Gladys’ computer and love that we can communicate this way. Enjoy yourselves and have a safe trip home. Love, Nana

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