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Italy is a beautiful country in the continent of Europe and home to two world wonders. The Leaning tower of Pisa is situated in the city of Pisa in central Italy. This architectural masterpiece dates back to Middle Ages.
It took 200 years to build and soon after it was completed it began to tilt and now leans at about a 4 degree angle, making the top of the tower roughly 4 meters off centre at the base.
Pisa is a perfect tourist destination with many opportunities to explore and immerse in nature. Apart from bell tower, there are many historic churches, palaces and stunning bridges crossing the river Arno.
Pisa to its credit stands as the birth place of world renowned astronomer Galileo. The city’s university was established in 1338 and higher learning institution called SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE dates back to 1813.
Pisa is a city with ample holiday packages because of more open space and proximity to the sea. The stunning country side of TUSCANY and famous sites in Northern Tuscany such as LUCCA is close to the city of Pisa.
Within the city, the must visit are: Europe’s oldest botanical garden, orto botanico, opened in 1544 is recently renovated and The San Rossore National Park is a protected area of about 24 hectares from Viareggio to Livorno. Tourist can go around by foot, cycle, train or by horse drawn carriage.
Famous for vineyards THE PISAN HILLS are one of the most beautiful regions of TUSCANY. Pisa is also less than an hour away from MONTECATINI TERME, the largest spa town in Tuscany and one of the better known in Italy.
Tourist can around the city by foot as the city of Pisa is actually small enough. Bus terminal and railway stations are also available. Coastal areas like Marina di pisa and Tirrenia can be easily reached by car. Pisa’s central location is also helpful in reaching to points like Volterra San Gimignano, San Miniato and Florence.
Corso Italia and Borgo Stretto are main shopping zones. Oil paintings and historical books are star attractions in the shops. For foodies, Tuscan truffles, especially in autumn, city of pisa is best place to taste this world famous dish.
Italy is well connected by Air from around the world and so, don’t miss to LOOK UP TO THE LEANING MARVEL OF ITALY.
First published at author’s blog
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