pisa

This was a LONG day. And I mean long. I was exhausted from the wedding the night before and we had to wake up early. We were training from Florence to La Spezia, but we planned to stop in Pisa to see the tower.

I immediately fell asleep on the train and woke up to Caleb telling me we were in Pisa. We checked our bags at the train station and made a bee line for the old part of town. On the way there, we ran into a Fiat parade. I was loving it, because if you haven't heard, I really want a little white Fiat now!  

Leb and I decided to buy tickets to get into the Baptistry because there was a Pisano pulpit that I really wanted to see. Tim and Jess decided to pass and waited for us outside. At this point, I'm tired, I'm grumpy, it's raining, we've had a pretty bad lunch, and all I want to do is sleep. But then something wonderful happened. The Baptistry is acoustically perfect, so much so, that one person can harmonize with the echo he creates. It's quite remarkable. And every half hour the guard closes all the doors and sings. See a video of it here. He happened to do this while we were in there, and it was one of the most hauntingly beautiful things I've ever heard. It really woke me up.  

After we left the Baptistry we went out onto the lawn and met up with Tim and Jess. We walked back to train station and grabbed our bags.  

We arrived in La Spezia and after some difficulty meeting up with the person renting the apartment to us, settled in for a few days on the coast. 

More soon!