Last Sunday, Fr. Bruno asked a few of us if we would like to spend Sunday afternoon in Pisa. Of course the first thing all of us asked was "how much is the train ride", as that is pretty much the first question nearly all of us ask when we want to go somewhere. It ended up costing me a total of 10 euro to go to Pisa and back. I felt like that a pretty good deal. The train ride to Pisa is about an hour long.

Pisa is a small city (87,500) in Tuscany, central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the Arno River on the Ligurian Sea. You can see the coastline from the Leaning Tower. The Leaning Tower is located in a courtyard of sorts and is right next to Piazza del Duomo which is basically the area where everyone goes to when visiting.

I enjoyed my visit here as it entailed more beautiful artwork, cathedrals, and architecture. It's an archaic city that is very representative to everything I've seen so far in Italy. I was there on a Sunday and everything wasn't next to the Leaning Tower was pretty shut down, as is in many places in Italy.

My next post will either contain more about Florence and my apartment and the area I reside in or it will be about my trip to Venice this weekend for Carnevale. Either way, I promise to have more photos of myself and others and hopefully a good story or two.



  1. I am loving the blog Alex! The pictures look amazing (although I would agree . . . we want to see more pictures with your beautiful face in it as well as your new friends!) I have been experiencing your Euro adventures through your blog so keep them up. It takes me back. Well enjoy your time there and take advantage of every opportunity. I will see you in Florence in April! Ciao bello!

  2. Molto grazi! I will continue to keep them, I am enjoying recapping my expeditions and I'm glad to hear someone is reading them besides my parents, haha. Yeah I'm really looking forward to seeing you guys. It will be a blast! Arrividerci!