This batch of posts will cover our vacation from Sept. 16 to Sept. 30 when we returned home.
On Sept. 16 in Vernazza, Italy we woke to a change in the weather. The hot humidity gave way to a light rain and wind. The sea was choppy and washed up on the rocks we had used as a bench last evening to relax and watch the waves reflect the moonlight. Today is a travel day, we’re heading to Pisa, just a little way down the Mediterranean coast.
The weather cleared by the time we got to Pisa. We found lodging near the train station (we didn’t want to walk too far with those backpacks!) then went for a stroll to see the sights.
The Piazza dei Miracoli, also known as the Piazza del Duomo (“Cathedral Square”), is the focal point for tourists, but it is also a functioning Cathedral complex.
We continued our walk around Pisa, especially looking for the ancient walls that protected the medieval city, and which bordered 2 sides of the Piazza dei Miracoli. Another corner incorporated the Fortezza di San Gallo and encircled a beautiful park and the Giardino Scotto (Scotto Garden).
We returned to our room to nap before heading out for the evening, returning to the Piazza and eventually finding something to eat.