I arrived in Pisa late in the afternoon. The sun was just going down. All the city lights were illuminating the city of Pisa. It was the perfect time. Pisa is in Tuscany. It’s famous for the Leaning Tower, but contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across the Arno.
I was walking through the city in search of the Leaning Tower, and discovered these charming streets full of lights on the way.
Pisa is a very ancient city, with aristocratic airs and rich in charm. Everywhere you turn here you find beauty.
Piazza dei Miracoli is full of charm. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is known by everybody. The construction of this imposing mass was started in the year 1174 by Bonanno Pisano. When the tower had reached its third storey the works ceased because it had started sinking into the ground. The tower remained thus for 90 years. It was completed by Giovanni di Simone, Tommaso Simone (son of Andrea Pisano), who crowned the tower with the belfry at half way through the 14th century.
You can climb the tower all the way up. There are 294 step.
I was trying to take the famous picture that everybody does, pretending I was holding the tower. I was very unsuccessful, I couldn’t get the light right – it got blurry. I even tried coming back the next day, but still couldn’t do it, unfortunately.
Pisa is a beautiful city with plenty to see and explore. I found that in the evening the sight is perhaps even more beautiful because as the sun sets a dim and soft illumination predominates, rendering the play of lights more suggestive and penetrating.