If I could remember correctly, it took me only 20 minutes to reach Pisa. As soon as I stepped out of the train station in Pisa, I had to look around and check my map to locate where the leaning tower of Pisa is. I then asked another Filipina which bus to board if I would go to Pisa. She pointed to the nearby bus station which is right across the train station, took a bus and got off right at the entrance that led to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I was able to travel from Livorno to Pisa all by myself! And barely spending more than 10 euros! The leaning tower is actually inside the Piazza di Miracoli. I could not believe my eyes. There it was, the leaning tower of Pisa. Before, I could only read in books everything I wanted to know about the tower. Now, I was standing right beside it.
While walking around, I met some of my shipmates who were already there busy taking pictures of the place. They asked me how I was able to get to Pisa and when I told them that it took me only maybe 6 euros to go to Pisa, they couldn't believe their ears. I heard they took a taxi from Livorno to Pisa which of course can be quite expensive even if you are many in a group. They decided to take the train as well going back to Livorno. A bus would usually pass by near the Piazza di Miracoli which would bring tourists to the Pisa Centrale station. Then of course, from Livorno Centrale station, a bus would then pass by and bring passengers to the pier.
It was really a breathtaking experience. I knew there was more in Pisa to just the leaning tower but due to time pressure, we decided to just stick around the Piazza di Miracoli, grab some munch in a nearby restaurant and just enjoy the day chatting. Before going back, we bought some souvenirs like key chains and shirts. I bought a University of Pisa college shirt to remember this experience.
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