Photo Diary: Pisa, Italy (Summer 2013)

Unfortunately, I only spent a few hours in Pisa. It was summer aka incredibly hot and crowded. I wasn’t a fan of the city, granted I didn’t see much of it. The “day” trip over from Florence, where I was studying, was rushed….. my roommate was flying out of Pisa headed for Paris, so I tagged along to see the Torre pendente di Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa). We took a bus from Florence to the Pisa airport, then a bus from the airport to the tower complex. Sadly, no one really pays any attention to the cathedral or the baptistry. I really wanted to go inside both, but like I said, the trip was rushed – roommate had to catch a flight, and I needed to get back to Florence for something that seemed more important (although I can’t remember what that was anymore). The second time I was in Italy (October/November 2014), I skipped Pisa. Maybe the next time around I’ll spend more time there to get a better sense of the city, away from the ultra touristy locations.

Here’s a small photo diary
of the couple hours I spent in Pisa
(aka just in the Piazza del Duomo)…

(Click photos to view their captions and in full size.)

Have you been to Pisa? Did you have a chance to get away from the touristy locations?


My Reviews on TripAdvisor

Reviews are a powerful thing.
I know I depend on them, and I do my best to give back to other travelers by writing reviews on TripAdvisor. Here I will link the reviews I have written. This list will surely grow, so check back often for new information!


  1. Marsh’s Library “Such a lovely little library! A hidden gem!”
  2. O’Neills Bar and Restaurant “Best Guinness Stew EVER!!”
  3. Times Hostels – Camden Place “I’ll be back for sure!”
  4. Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin “Best for Children”
  5. SANDEMANs NEW Dublin Tours “The BEST (and most enjoyable) way to learn about Dublin”


  1. Masters Super Fish “The BEST fish and ships in the city” (Yes, I misspelled “chips” … embarrassing).


  1. Egyptian Museum of Turin “Incredible collection!”
  2. Focacceria Tipica Ligure “Amazingly delicious and ridiculously affordable”