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Tuscany, Day Four

Vinci and Pisa


This morning we were off at 9:00AM to go to Vinci, the place where Leonardo da Vinci was born. We saw the museum that houses working models of many of his inventions. After this I went into the gift shop and bought some more figurines. We then got on the bus again and went to Pisa. Some blocks away from the Tower of Pisa, we got onto a little train that took us to the gate of the compound where the Leaning Tower of Pisa stands, or rather leans. Neil and I had a snack on the grass inside the walls of the compound and just enjoyed the view of the baptistry, the cathedral and the tower which was built as a bell tower for the cathedral. The weather was warmer and a mix of sun and cloud today. We didn't feel like going into the buildings so we had a relaxing walk around the compound and took lots of pictures of the tower and other buildings there. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get the tower to lean as much in my pictures as it was leaning in real life. Strange! Tonight we went to the top of the mountain behind Montecatini in a funicular railway. The view was spectacular. We dined on another wonderful dinner in the village at the top of the mountain.

Posted by lineke.rich 13:14 Archived in Italy

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