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  1. Jennifer Avventura
    29.09.2012

    Awesome post! Did it really used to lean in the opposite direction? Fascinating!

    • ggnitaly84
      29.09.2012

      it certainly did! I can’t wait to see it again for the first time since 2005! http://architecture.about.com/od/structural/ig/Leaning-Buildings/Tower-of-Pisa-.htm

      • Jennifer Avventura
        29.09.2012

        I love posts like this that explain mysteries!

      • ggnitaly84
        29.09.2012

        me too, I have always wondered about the tower and the hows, why’s surrounding it. Hopefully I will learn even more after visiting :)

  2. withitalianlove
    29.09.2012

    Great post: I visited Pisa briefly 2 years ago but only really got to take a few pictures and have a quick walk through the town (note: tours are not the best way to experience a country!) so it was great to read about what the entire town of Pisa actually offers. I’m definitely planning to go back and explore it properly soon!

  3. Clanmother
    29.09.2012

    I was one of those tourists that snapped those cheesy photos!! And believe me – it wasn’t easy because there were so many others trying to take the same shot that we all had about 5 other people in our photos that we had no idea who they were!! But it was great fun!!! Wonderful post – as always. I look forward to reading more.

    • ggnitaly84
      29.09.2012

      Oh don’t worry, we all have done it. Its part of why you visit! ;-)

      • Clanmother
        29.09.2012

        I laugh every time I look at them! You are so right!!! It was part of why I visited…. :)

  4. acetogrey
    30.09.2012

    Great post, I went to Pisa 12 month ago and the tower and church was fantastic and your post adds info I didn’t know, but I didn’t like Pisa itself.

    • ggnitaly84
      30.09.2012

      thanks for reading! I really have never gotten to know the city but I am going to give it a chance next weekend at the Internet Festival and report back on what I think the city is like.. the field of miracles is amazing.. so beautiful!

  5. Belgravia85
    02.06.2014

    Actually, you shouldn’t call it field of miracles but square of miracles. The former does not refer to the square but to a miraculous field that is named in the tale Pinocchio, where apparently you could grow coins trees, if you sowed a penny in the soil :) Also the are quite a few places worth seeing around Pisa. There is San Miniato, a cute little town famous for its white truffles and truffles flavoured cured meats ( mouth watering) and also lake Massaciuccoli, where Puccini spent his last years and where there is a famous outdoors Puccini themed opera festival.

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