More than a year has gone by since I was in Europe and I know I should’ve written this a loooooong time ago, while the momentum was high but here we are. I’ll try to recollect my thoughts and hope that I have some sort of content for my Pisa post.
We were almost half way through our vacation and we had just arrived in Florence in the morning, travelled from Venice by train which took about 2-ish hours. We met up with the owner of the apartment we had rented out for two days (we booked through booking.com). She showed us around the apartment which was on the 4th floor (with no elevator! Woo that was a work out, the stairs were high!). It didn’t look like much from the outside but it was quite nice on the inside – you can see pictures and read more about our apartment in my other blog post here.
We had a little rest that morning, got ready and headed out to explore more of Italy! We ended up deciding on visiting Pisa first and then exploring Florence the next day. So we walked back to the train station (not far from our apartment) and took a train which took less than an hour. Be sure to get your tickets validated though before you hop on! We had no idea we had to do this since the other trains we took didn’t require it. Unfortunately we did have to pay a fine (€50 each!!!!), they did let us off though and let us pay €50 for the 5 of us.
We arrived at the Piazza Del Duomo and headed straight for the Leaning Tower. It was amazing seeing it for the first time. Just like with the Eiffel Tower, after seeing it so many times in pictures, in videos and movies, it just feels so different and feels so amazing to see it with your own eyes!
We bought our tickets at the Sinopie Museum (Museo delle Sinopie), I’m not sure if that’s still where there being sold cause when we went there there was quite a few renovations going on. The great thing about the Piazza Del Duomo (aka Piazza del Miracoli) area is that you have one ticket for all the places and if you’re with a group you can also have one ticket for the whole family/group. Environmentally friendly (less paper!) and of course less tickets to be mindful of, hehe.
We only paid to see Baptistery and Camposanto (the Cathedral is free, but still requires a ticket). It cost us €6 each. We opted not to climb the tower cause the line was quite long and the view from the ground is pretty spectacular already 😛
We didn’t get to see everything but here’s a complete list of places you can visit in the Piazza Del Duomo:
Very stunning architecture, detailing of Italian buildings always amazing! It’s also really huge!
- Sinopie Museum
The tombs were kinda freaky to see, nice designs on some of them though!
- Opera del Duomo Palace
- Leaning Tower
- Opera del Duomo Museum
Check out some more photos I took of beautiful Pisa!
We were pretty tired walking around the whole day, so we relaxed for a bit on the nice grass. Taking lots of photos! Headed home after that, it was such a beautiful day! Enjoyed seeing Pisa!
Have you been to Pisa before? How did you like it? Were you able to visit other places in Pisa? Let me know in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you guys <3 Alsoooo, check out one of my favorite photos below (the one of the right), I just love all the people taking the “classic Leaning Tower of Pisa photo”, of course I did take a couple myself! Hahaha 😛
P.S. Definitely working hard on my blog for the rest of the year, PROMISE. More posts on my blog, on my social media accounts too! Hoping that I somehow inspire some of you to travel and explore the world. ♥