Wake Up: 7am
From Venice we make our way to Florence via Pisa. Yes the famous Leaning Tower is our service stop today. The area of Pisa is very outer suburbia. The Tower itself is built next to a larger longer building of the same style. But no one talks about this building. It’s all about the tilt.
2011 has the Leaning Tower of Pisa at a tilt 4 metres away from 90 degree erect angle. It supposedly moves a further 2cm a year. I will not be surprised if it goes before I do. The attempts to realign the tower have failed previously and only a few people can go up there at a time so they do not help the tilt. I, of course got my cheesy image of trying to hold up the Tower, and then it was off to Florence. The trip took most of the day.
A traditional Italian night out is interesting. Dinner of spaghetti and meatballs and Martguerita pizza and red wine. Restaurants here do not serve wine by the glass, rather by the litre or half litre. So I had a half of Vino Cianti. The meal was delicious. Then we walked to The Red Garter for a fun night of karaoke.
We arrived in time for Happy Hour, so Louise and I decided to share 2x 1 litre cocktails (the smallest size available) of vodka and Red Bull. With European free pour and serving sizes as they were it should be no surprise to you that I barely remember leaving the Garter.
Known for: The Leaning Tower
Sights to note: The Tower