Hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy

Picture of the Leaning Tower of PisaOn our tour of Tuscany I planned the shortest pit stop in the town of Pisa in Northern Italy. Several travel sites reported that the Leaning Tower of Pisa was a must-see, but not worthy of a sleepover.

Which was okay, because my clean PJs were packed away, ready for tonights slumber party in Siena.

We were coming from a focaccia-filled trip to Cinque Terre and Pisa was the perfect place for refueling on carbs, gelato and a little bit of history. Besides, I did not want to pass up the opportunity to take one of those I-am-holding-up the Leaning tower of Pisa photos. Yes…I am cheesy like that. Aren’t you?

Upon entering the grounds, the tower was majestically poking through behind the Cathedral. Simply stunning.picture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Vendors lined the walkway to the Leaning Tower of Pisa peddling their goods.

I am not a souvenir girl, knick-knacks usually mean too much dusting, and easily refrained from buying an “I Love Pisa” statue, t-shirt or keychain.

But, that wasn’t the case for hundreds of other tourists who were lugging around bags full of their treasured novelties. Photos were enough for me.
picture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Ta-da! Here it is, the corny photo that I came for. And I couldn’t be happier about traveling to Italy to hold up the tower. Of course, Peter can’t follow the rules and had to be backwards. Typical boy.

Almost more impressive than the Leaning Tower of Pisa itself were the dozens of visitors surrounding us doing the exact same pose. I should have taken a picture of that.
Annette White holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa  Peter at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Though there was an option for climbing to the top of the tower, for 17,00 Euro, we had just finished scaling the 463 stairs of Florence’s Duomo and would rather be eating more pasta than doing any sort of climbing exercise.

Have you ever been to the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Do you take cheesy tourist photos?

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15 Comments

  1. CeCe August 29, 2011 at 8:11 am - Reply

    It looks like they blocked off the area so you can't get on the grass anymore.  What are they going to do with the guys who yell "Get off the grass" all day long.  I took pictures of people making their poses.  I should post it one day, it's pretty hilarious.

  2. Anita Mac August 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Definitely on my bucket list too!  May have to climb the stairs too!  Love the photos.

  3. jade August 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    We never made it to Piza, even though I really wanted that picture of me pushing the leaning tower! One day one day!

    • Annette Renee White August 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm - Reply

      Everybody needs a cheesy photo of them holding up the leaning tower of Pisa 😉

  4. Krista August 31, 2011 at 4:32 am - Reply

    I like how cheesy you are!! Love the photo – it turned out perfectly. 🙂

  5. Elle September 5, 2011 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Anyone that I have ever spoken to that has visited Pisa said that it isn't worth the trip.  When you take in consideration all of the great little towns that are nearby (Lucca, Sienna, etc) I would have to agree, it's definitely worth skipping.

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