From Pisa, Italy
I recently went to Italy for a week and was able to visit many cities within the northern part of the country, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa. One day of my trip was dedicated to a tour of four of these locations (Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Lucca). While I was there, I decided to keep a record of my observations and first impressions of each of them. This next anecdote is about my experience in Pisa.
Pisa is much more urban than our last two stops. It has a similar feel to Rome and Florence. The cathedral and leaning tower redefine architectural beauty. Constructing the leaning tower so long ago without modern technology is an astonishing feat. It must have take great intelligence and architectural genius. Beyond that, however, I get the “been-there-done that” feeling. I’m glad I came once, but doubt I’d come again. I think other parts of Italy have much more to offer.
Perhaps, though, I did not see enough to truly appreciate it. Maybe Pisa needs to be explored a bit more.