Piazza dei Miracoli

I recently had the wonderful joy of travelling to Italy with my husband, where we enjoyed the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, the lovely language, the delicious gelato (very, very delicious!), and the amazing culture. Of course my camera was with me as much as possible, although I unfortunately did not remember to take any pictures of the gelato…I was too busy enjoying it to even think of taking a picture!

There will probably be a few photography posts about Italy, as I took a lot of pictures and everything is so beautiful that I want to share it! This post is my first of probably several about Pisa; I’ll share some photos of the Piazza dei Miracoli, where stands the famed tower of Pisa. Still leaning. But the tower is not the only historic and impressive landmark in this piazza; it is but part of the beauty. Standing beside the tower is the imposing cathedral, the baptistry (with beautiful acoustics), and the Camposanto (by far my favorite of all the monuments!). I promise that future posts will have close ups of certain sections, paintings, statues and architecture because the detail and craftsmanship is awe-inspiring.

Today’s post will just be a few general views of the square, but  I hope you enjoy it and the ones to come!

One of my favorite shots of the day – I feel as though the tower was trying to peek around the cathedral as if to say “hello, I’m here!”.
The official name of the square is Piazza del Duomo; but it is commonly called the Piazza dei Miracoli.

The clouds gave the perfect backdrop for the monuments, and also gave some shade from the sweltering heat!
I absolutely loved these lamp-posts, and the walls of the museum. What’s beautiful in Europe is that you don’t need major monuments to see history…It just surrounds you.
Street-side view from the top of the tower!
Mountain-side view; that beautiful ocre building is the information center and souvenir shop. The buildings are painted in such vibrant and warm colors; they’re absolutely lovely.
View of the baptistry and the cathedral from the tower; the long structure to the right of the cathedral is the Camposanto.