I also tasted one of the best gelato's of my entire life in the town square. There's a million flavors from which to choose. Personally, I like tasting the contrast from tart and sweet. So my personal favorites were the fresh lemon and rasberry for tartness and coconut and pistachio for sweetness. Honestly, there's no point of counting calories in Italy. So I just make sure to enjoy take a walk through the ancient towns afterwards, only stopping to enjoy buy something from the giftshops.
Full of LifeI love studying fountains like this one because they are absolutely uplifting and breath so much "life" for visitors like me who truly appreciate and are committed to art and beauty in the world. I just can't wait to start designing fountains on the grounds of my own personal spaces.
In our modern age there is so much noise and clutter. In fact, having traveled to many sites, so many times when I am visiting great architectural buildings and monuments I seldom get the impact of fully appreciating the beauty and "wow! factor" that comes from truly appreciating a monument in its own right like I did in the town of Pisa. What's so great about the leaning Tower, cathedral, and other monuments is that that the town of Pisa still gives them plenty of "quiet space" to each be appreciated on their own merits. Clearly the town of Pisa had the common sense to preserve it that way because they kept the entire grounds of this beautiful and important site completely open for visitors like me to be spiritually uplifted not only by the beauty of the leaning tower of Pisa, but also by the cathedrals and other monuments as a sacred space. I also really loved appreciating the contrast between the very short cut lawn without any obstructions that absolutely enhanced my experience of this beautiful site. In fact, I greatly enjoyed at least a couple of hours just walking looking up in awe on the entire grounds and being inspired before finally visiting the shops and restaurants surrounding the complex in the town in what I consider one of the world's most beautiful sites.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Posted by Zermeno at Monday, January 08, 2018