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The Secret Gems of Italy: Pisa and Lucca


Pisa is an enchanting city with wide streets, the peaceful flow of the Arno, and bright sunny days. When the sky is clear, you can see the Apuan Alps and the famous marble mines in Carrara. Thanks to its strategic position close to the seaside, Pisa used to be trade center of Tuscan cities and faraway countries, attracting even businessmen from overseas. In the past, the city was full of foreign sailors and merchants. Today, its streets are full of tourists and students from all around the world, who study at the University of Pisa.

Italy Travel Notes – Pisa and Siena the jewels in Italy’s crown

In the Middle Ages, Pisa was an important trade port and a powerful naval state. It constantly, and successfully, fought with Genova, Venice and Amalfi to gain control over the Mediterranean, and grew to become the leading power of the region. At those times, the city built Piazza dei Miracoli, the Square of Miracles, that turned into the center of business, politics and culture.
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Who Else Wants to Visit The Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Italy Travel Notes presents: Dominic Siano

Regarded widely as one of the greatest wonders of the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is situated in the city of Pisa, Italy. Italy has an important place in the history of the world, and this monument adds more to the country’s rich history. It was originally built as a marble campanile, or bell tower, for Pisa’s cathedral, located in the ‘Campo dei Miracoli’.

Italy Travel Notes – Who Else Wants to Visit The Leaning Tower of Pisa?

The Tower was given such a name because it does not stand erect like other towers, but ‘leans’ at an angle of 5.5 degrees from the perpendicular. This is because the uneven settling of its foundation.The height of the it is 55 meters from the ground while its weight is estimated at 14,453 tons, and has 296 steps.
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