We arrived at 8 pm in Pisa. After that awful pizza in Siena which I can’t even finished, I can’t hold the hunger anymore. I queued in front of McDonalds counter and ordered for food. I felt something good about Pisa that night. It turned out to be true which started from a bonus given by the cashier who looks like Jarvis Cocker. Here’s the story: I was waiting for my order to be done which he said that I need to wait for 15 mins. So, I waited, and waited until the last customer finished. He noticed that I was there still waiting then when I came (again) and ask “uhm…my burger?” and he suddenly realized that I haven’t got my order then he grab not only one but three burgers from the racks and put them quickly into the paper bag in front of me. “Ti regalo (a gift from me to you), I am sorry to kept you waiting,” he said while put his hands as a gesture of asking apologize. I said, “Wow, tre (three)?” and he replied “Yes, my apologize” again he smiled. Two extra burgers, woo hoo! See I told you I had good feeling about this town.
Then, our hostel was easy to found plus the owner was super nice. The hostel was cozy which will make you feel like at home once you stepped inside.
Then, we decided to take a night walk to the famous tourist attraction in this city, the Tower of Pisa.
I just can’t help for not letting my jaw open and say, “woow” when I saw this towering sight in front of me. Just 25 minutes by walk from our hostel, and then I saw this famous leaning tower. I used to see it on books, TV, or movies, but now I saw it with my very own eyes. Despite the rain and the dark of the night, Tower of Pisa is stunningly beautiful.
I could not believe my eyes that among the modern buildings, suddenly this ancient building was visible. This hundreds-year old building was well taken care that it seemed like it never aged. It was like someone just built it yesterday, like a replica. I could not believe that it’s real.
It’s not one of my favorite object but still when you see and know that this is famous and was one of world’s seven wonders, you admit that it still gives you a wow feeling. One thing I like during our night walk to the leaning tower was that, not too many people there. It felt like it was reserved privately for us.
it was just us and Pisa Tower.
I wondered this tower has been standing there for hundreds of year and had witnessed so many things during the years behind. If it can talk I wonder what it will say?
The frosty Florence, going solo in Siena, and finally leaning down at Pisa and so our journey in Tuscany had come to an end. The next morning, we reached the airport and flew back to our sunny Calabria. Tuscany was frosty and beautiful, however, when I saw the land of Calabria, I saw home and I couldn’t hold up the smile when I heard the passenger in front of me saying, “Oh, Calabria mia”
No matter how far I’ve gone, well, home is where the heart is and it’s true that I can’t deny that Calabria is a place I call home right now.
Calabria bella, Calabria mia.