Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Leaning tower of Beutlers

I do believe the Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most beautiful sights we have seen thus far....well, except for Michaelangelo's David, the Sistine chapel, the Vatican, the Pieta, the Duomo in Florence, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon (that was amazing), the Roman Forum, the Coliseum,.....okay, it is all amazing.....but the Leaning tower is just as amazing as the medieval bell tower shares a grassy field with a beautiful white marble Cathedral and Baptistry. The city of Pisa is a walled medieval city and when you round the corner and come through the gate of the city, your breath is actually taken away. Of course many Kodak moments happened, but this one is my favorite!


Florence is Stephen's favorite city in Italy. It is so full of culture, art, history. We saw the typical tourist things....Michaelangelo's David, The Uffizi Gallery (full of famous paintings/sculptures), the Ponte Vecchio (famous bridge over the Arno River). In the evening we all went our own ways, some of us ran across an orchestra/choir singing along the riverbank, some of us boarded a boat for a jazz concert, some of us went to the Ponte Vecchio and heard singing street performers, and we all enjoyed the beautiful sunset over this gorgeous city.

Boy is it hot in Italy - 110 degrees today. We spent the day at the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. I think Jason really enjoyed the Forum, he took at least 100 pictures. We were so hot by 2:00 pm, that we headed for the Trevi Fountain. We rounded the corner and the fountain was glistening as the water sparkled over the white marble statuary. What a welcome sight. We spent over an hour enjoying the water, the people and of course ..... gelato!