Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Campo Dei Miracoli

Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Campo Dei Miracoli

One of Italy’s must-see sights, the Leaning Tower took almost 200 years to build. When it was completed in 1372 it was already listing. Over the centuries the tilt has worsened almost to point of collapse. It was finally stopped by a major stabilisation project in the 1990s.

Read More

Baptistery and the Gates to Paradise, Florence

Baptistery and the Gates to Paradise, Florence

Michelangelo is supposed to have said that the Baptistery’s east doors were the Gates of Paradise. The Baptistery of St. John in Florence was described in Dante’s Divine Comedy as “my beautiful San Giovanni”. The Baptistery is without doubt, one of the most beautiful and important buildings in Florence.

Read More