The classic Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre Pendente di Pisa) is a lovely piece of architecture.
With a tilt of the camera, the tower can look quite straight.
The details on this columned and tiered tower are quite attractive.
Closer looks show the detail of the handsome marble and Corinthian style of the structure.
The tower was meant to be a bell tower for the nearby cathedral.
At the other end of the Piazza is a round, ornate bapistry. Battistero di San Giovanni.
Looking down into the bapistry from the upper walkway.
The marble is carved with designs and historic/religious depictions.
A part of the center octagonal font shows that the structure can dazzle.
The Cathedral or Duomo in the same PIazza del Duomo with its bell tower -- the leaning tower -- behind it.
Facade of the Dumo carrying the columnal pattern of the tower.
The detailed entry doors to the Cathedral are made of bronze. Note parishioners tend to use the doors on the Tower end and not these more elaborate doors.
Warmed by lighting and decorated with instructive artwork, the Cathedral is worth a tour as an historic building.
Back outside, this playful fountain on the opposite side of the Piazza charms passers-by.
The tower and cathedral in the blue light of early morning.
In Tuscany we stopped by the Abbey of Sant'Antimo (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo), a handsome monastery of Benedictine with origins dating to the 12th Century.
The scenic Santa Maria Novella Monastery is in a rural area near Radda in Chianti.
A closer view of the monastery tower just catching the late day light.
The church of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta in Monteriggioni stands solidly in the town square.
The church tower and bells in Montalcino prominently mark the church.
A heavy church bell is now at rest in Montalcino.
A partial revealing of a mural in the church in Montalcino. These remnants of earlier times were sadly plastered or painted over.
A pretty predominantly blue stained glass window draws the eye.
The stolid exterior of the Cattedrale dell'Assunta in Pienza dominates the main piazza and has an octagonal bell tower.
I love looking up in churches and cathedrals at the columns and ceilings, whether plain or decorated.
The Cathedral in Pienza contains golden artwork by notable Siennese-trained painters
Cappella di Violetta's marble facade hides in shadow on this sunny morning.
Looking at Cappella di Violetta or the Little Church from the back, warm and golden in the autumn sun.
Love this view of the Little Church behind the shadow of the tree!
The evening sun just catches the marble facade of the little church.
Now a performance hall in Greve, its tower looks handsome behind the trees in the small park.
This brooding villa could be the setting for a dark romantic suspense novel.
The handsome villa at Il Palagio both houses their tasting room and has five guest rooms.
A closer view at Il Palagio shows the back entry door. Down on a lower terraced level was an inviting blue pool.
The workshop at Rampini Ceramics stands tall and proud in the sun.
The romance of Tuscany is captured in this one scene at Rampini.
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