"Pisa - Sienna - Rome. Rome - Paris (on an aeroplane - this is the way to travel)."

 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Leaning Tower of Pisa - Credit: Softeis

The city of Pisa, best known perhaps for the infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa, is located in central Italy – in Tuscany. It contains many other historic sites however, including churches, bridges and palaces.

Another claim to fame for Pisa is the fact it was the birthplace of none other than the early physicist, Galileo Galilei.

 Siena/Sienna, also in Tuscany, is another popular tourist destination and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Piazza del Campo in Siena
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePiazza del Campo in Siena - Credit: Massimo Catarinella

Many artists have enjoyed Sienna over the years nd it retains a collection of Renaissance and High Renaissance artwork there still.

Also, no doubt drawing in the visitors, is the food found in Sienna and its famous Palio horse race, which is a bi-annual occurrence.

Rome's Colosseum, (L-R) Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza della Repubblica, Castel Sant' Angelo, Trevi Fountain, dome of St. Peter's Basilica and an aerial view of city centre.
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeRome's Colosseum, (L-R) Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza della Repubblica, Castel Sant' Angelo, Trevi Fountain, dome of St. Peter's Basilica and an aerial view of city centre. - Credit: Oliver-Bonjoch, Andreas Tille, Pasgabriele, NormanB, Ra Boe, Roberto Larcher, collection by DaniDF1995

Moving on to Rome, the Eternal City is resplendant in awesome architecture, choc-a-bloc with churches and steeped in rich Roman history – such as the Romulus and Remus legend of how the city was created.

From the creative genius of its artists, to Emperors, popes and so much more besides, Rome has produced and inspired many and around every corner reveals another snapshot of bygone eras.