Friday, 22 July 2011

The leaning tower of PISA...

Florence, the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, lies on the river Arno and is known for its art, architecture and cultural heritage.



We reached Florence in the morning and immediately left for our tour to Pisa.



The leaning tower of Pisa is one of the four buildings that make up the cathedral complex in Pisa, known as Campo dei Miracoli or the Field of Miracles.


The tower is built completely out of white marble.



The Duomo di Pisa is probably one of the most beautiful churches of the world. Built in true Pisan-Romanesque style of architecture, the cathedral is covered in white marble and stone.



The four rows of arches seen above were inspired by Moorish architecture.



One out of the three entrance doors to the cathedral, made completely in bronze and covered in beautiful relief depicting biblical stories.



The interiors of the cathedral, mostly decorated in Renaissance art.



The Duomo di Pisa is definitely a beautiful site, the most striking feature being its massive exteriors.


The next morning we were on the train to Milan.


Photographs by : Urmita Das