Pisa – View From the Tower

We were blessed with wonderful, generally clear weather while we were in Pisa.  So the views from the top of the Leaning Tower were marvelous! The cathedral and baptistry look really pretty from above and the sight of the surrounding countryside and mountains in the distance are breathtaking.  

Pisa – Camposanto

Believe it or not, there is more to see in Pisa’s cathedral square than just the famous tower.  My personal favorite is the Camposanto (“holy ground”) – a large Gothic cloister burial ground constructed in 1279 around soil brought back from Golgotha, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion.  The outer walls of the Camposanto are fairly…