Piazza del Duomo, Pisa

August 13, 2012

The cathedral on the left and the bell tower on the right

Front view of the cathedral

The baptistery, cathedral and bell tower seen together

Detail of the bell tower

The lean of the tower may be exaggerated depending on the viewer’s perspective

The Baptistery of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni), built in the 12th century and stands as the largest baptistery in Italy

Tourists posed in front of the tower pretending to hold up the leaning structure

Here’s a bunch of Wikipedia links that will do a better job in explaining what you see in this article: on the square, the tower, the baptistery, and Pisa itself, one of the four important maritime powers in Renaissance Italy.

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