The plan today had been to visit the Florence Duomo – cathedral – early on to beat the crowds, but as we were a little late getting out the door we instead took a train ride to a town you may have heard of, Pisa. The station to the tower was a relatively straightforward walk, but 2km in the heat was hard work.

When it finally came into view, I could immediately see why they said it leans, very visible, and even more so inside as you’re walking up the few hundred steps to the top, which at times seems to be a very steep incline, and others like you could be going down. The view from the top was stunning, and I fired off quite a few shots.


On that note, so far this holiday we’ve used iPhone’s and only one lens on my camera, the fisheye. There is a reason for this, as I quickly tried my next lens up while at the tower, an order of 5 longer, and found it too hard to get the whole tower in frame. Similarly for any other composition I would imagine. Santorini may be different.

The train back to Florence was quicker than going to Pisa, as it didn’t stop, and was air-conditioned, so made for a good journey back.

Author: Sam Heathfield

I'm in my 30's, live on the Gold Coast and have a passion for aviation and Qantas. Currently studying.