Mum and I climbed it
26.09.2014 - 30.09.2014 26 °C
We are back in ??Tuscany?? in a small village 20? minutes out from ??Pisa?? hope you enjoy my piece on Pisa?. Harry?
We finally arrive in our village??? after a quick? (but stressful??) ride? on the autobahn going 130 k?? and mum screaming? to slow down⏬ or LOOK OUT?!. But we finally got there. When we got there we were straight➡️ into the pool? for a quick dip?. We decided to hop? in the car? and have a look? at the nearby villages? next to our one Morrona for the afternoon☀️.
And now for some of the most amazing? facts in the world? about Pisa, here we go.
The history began in the year 180? years before Christ when Pisa was founded.
We all know the leaning tower of ??Pisa?? and it is on a lean because it was built on poor ground including clay, sand and shells. And half way through the build Pisa was went to war with Florence?? and Genoa. After they had got well into the build they noticed the lean so the build was postponed for a century for a unknown reason⁉️. And now the tower is 13 feet away from vertical.
In the war against Genoa Pisa lost 11,000 men? and a large number of ships?.
On the war against Florence Pisa surrendered? at the 109th year of the war?.
Only 100,000 people?? live in Pisa.
Pisa is also the capital of Tuscany.
Also the university? in Pisa is for the gifted? and talented?.
The city was badly bombed? in world war 2 but has been completely restored to its glory.
Also the city is very clean unlike Rome.
Day two Pisa
We got to Pisa early? to get our turn doing the climb?. But first we had to take the compulsory tourist pictures? - pushing the tower (check the gallery?? for photos). Finally our group was called up⬆️. Jack wasn't allowed because you have to be 8. He was so disappointed? but I called out next year mate as I started to climb?.
It was so weird the whole way leaning left or right - I imagine this is what it feels like to be on rollerskates. Finally the top⬆️ you can get a perfect panoramic view of the city- on a lean. Before we could have a good look around and take a couple of selfies? it was 12 o'clock. And at that time they ring the bells so all 6 bells the size of hippos? ring- it was so loud? and if you want to see the video? check me out on my Instagram account @harrys_travels_ .
Anyway time to head down⏬. What a amazing day we had In Pisa - still more blogs to come keep an eye? out- bye for now. We are off to Portofino tomorrow.
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