So unique. So gorgeous to look at. And to walk around its brick streets, past high-end shops next to quaint gifts and cafes, under over a dozen towers jutting up into the sky . . . it was a singular experience. It was a great day. The tortellini and ravioli were good. Gelato stop #8 was good. Jo and I were good. And in between warm rain showers it was a beautiful day. We climbed the highest of the towers and got some guy to take some pictures of us. He took like 20. He just kept going. I was like "Uhhh, ok, that's good. Ok, good. Thanks. Good." I almost had to steal the camera back.
It felt so good to have some sunshine and some spontaneous success. We ate at a litle cafe back in Pisa, did gelato stop #9, went back to the weird garage B&B down the street from, and with a view of the Duomo and Leaning Tower. It's interesting how people just drive and scooter right by it like it isn't one of the most peculiar and famed buildings in the world. We finally found wifi by the cafe we ate at. Wrote some emails. Reserved the Vatican. Heard from Kris Oppenheim in Rome. Prepared for out-there Civita di Bagnoregio. Wrote this. Bed.
the main road into town. full of ze germans.
one of the main pedestrian squares
four of the many towers. everybody in the town used to have one because florence used to drop by and invade and pillage, etc. how cool would a city be if everyone had a tower instead of a back yard?
more town, the old bank, steps up to the church
view from the highest tower. amazing views. well worth the climb. most beautiful place in italy. jo might say something else, but S.G. had my favorite views.
meh. jo looks cute, i look weird, but the view is bomb ain't it?
jo climbing the rickety ladder back down to the stairwell
the steps all over town are stapled together with big old school staples
jo during one of the showers, on the steps of the church
pic from the bus bench in the rain
jo picking something good at the Pisa cafe