The leaning tower
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I woke up early on America's Independence day to visit the leaning tower of Pisa. Of course, in Italy this is just another day. After a quick train ride and humming the Star Spangled Banner to myself numerous times, I was in Pisa. I found out that the information booth did not open until quite a bit later, and I had no map of the city. Fortunately, there were some friendly people who pointed me in the right direction. It turns out that the leaning tower is about as far away from the train station as you can get, but this simply meant that I got to take a 30 minute walk through the city.
As I got close to the tower, I began to see it sticking out over the tops of the other buildings in the area. Finally, I went around the corner and there it was! There are actually three buildings in the area, each leaning in some way, shape, or form.
Either way, it's a very neat place to spend the morning, not to mention world famous! One day is not even required for this site, but I would give it no less than a morning. On my way back to the train station, I grabbed some lunch at the supermarket to eat on the train - I was on my way to Siena.