Didn’t mention Firenze, Pisa or Tuscany

The day prior to Rome, we visited Firenze (Florence), Pisa and traveled through Tuscany.

Tuscany is a glorious part of the world!

Florence is packed with history, and our tour made an effort to show us as much as possible within our limited time frame. We viewed the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, the Campanile Bell Tower and more.



After lunch, we rode through the Tuscan countryside. While most of the tourists slept, I took a few pictures. It is absolutely gorgeous, stunning, whatever complimentary word you want to use for it is accurate.

Upon arrival at Pisa, we had to walk for a bit then visited Miracle Square. We went in the Baptistery, the Cathedral and viewed the Bell Tower, aka “Leaning Tower.” It’s as awesome as you might expect.


When we talk about these cathedrals, left unsaid is the amount of art work inside. Amazing. Simply stunning. Paintings, sculptures and carvings. The use of marble is amazing.

Completely flooring me is the age of some of these buildings. They are hundreds of years old, and they are part of the world’s history. Unfortunately many of them are suffering ill effects due to modern day industrialization.

If one is to tour Tuscany or Rome in a serious way, I suggest a seven day visit to each. That’s a solid start. Bring plenty of euros. Europe is expensive.

About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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