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Servings: 1

Preparation time: less than 60 minutes

RECIPE PREPARATION Tower of Pisa:

Heat the mushrooms and the chicken breast, cut into pieces in a little butter in the pan. Then chop the greens, crush the garlic, boil the celery and the carrot. Mix all the ingredients and add salt and pepper. Drizzle the composition well in a glass and let it cool.
Serve cold by shaking the glass in a plate over a tablespoon of olive oil in which I sprinkled cumin.

Tips sites

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You can serve with tomatoes on lightly toasted bread.


The second leaning tower in Europe is in Romania. The first in the top is the tower of Pisa & # 8211 Italy

The steepest tower in Romania and the second in Europe, after the famous building in Pisa (Italy), is the Tower of Ruşi (Sibiu County) of the church of the Saxon fortress, which, unlike the famous Italian building, is not promoted and thus it is too little known by tourists.

If the Leaning Tower of Pisa has an inclination to the vertical axis of 5.5 degrees, which means a displacement of the center of gravity at the base of 4.5 meters, the Russian, much smaller in height, has an inclination of 1 , 4 meters.


In a world competition, the Russian Tower would probably occupy a leading place if it had known, given that, five years ago, a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi was registered in the Guinness Book as the most sloping tower of the world, thus dethroning the tower of Pisa. The Arabs set out to build a building four times more inclined than the one in Pisa, so by 18 degrees.

If in Pisa, tourists come especially to see the miracle and do not leave without taking a photo in which they try to support the tower, tourists do not come to Russia, because it is not known about & # 8222minunea & # 8221 in Romania. No indicator helps Romanians or foreigners to know anything about the church or its tower. There is only one clue, right next to the plaque with the town of Ruşi, which speaks of a fortress.

The Ruşi Tower is located 23 kilometers away from the city of Sibiu, in the immediate vicinity of the national road that connects Sibiu to the fortress of Mediaş, on the tourist route to Sighişoara, a fortress city in the UNESCO patrimony.

The church bell is in the Tower. The bell tower was erected in 1749. In 1966, the bell tower was struck by lightning, suffering damage to the roof and masonry, and some can still be seen today. Of the three original bells, there is only one left. The other two were handed over in World War I and probably melted down.
& # 8221 In 1778, it suddenly began to bow and did not stop until a hundred years later. He's not in danger of collapsing since. The landslide caused the Tower to tilt. The community took care to make a kind of shirt, which stopped the inclination & # 8221, says one of the most well-known evangelical priests in Transylvania, the one who also served in this church, the priest of the Church from Slimnic, Walter Gottfried Seidner.

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Pisa & # 8211 between miracle and beauty

Pisa is more mysterious than we would be tempted to believe. Historians still do not agree on the founders of the settlement. The origin of the name is also not established and there are not too many assumptions.

However, there is a theory based on ancient writings, including that of Servius (a Virgilian commentator), according to which the city was founded by Pelops (or Teuti) who arrived on the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian coasts after the Trojan War. This theory also includes the name of Pisa which would come from Pisa (Πῖσα), the place of origin of Pelops, a Greek town very close to Olympia, the place where the ancient contests that we know as Olympic Games.

Position and strength

The position of the city, at the mouth of the river Arno, gave it strength and economic possibilities. Today it seems hard to believe that, at the time of its establishment, the settlement was a seaport, but the alluvium brought by Arno for more than three thousand years has moved the coast to the west. Port cities have always been strong, but so have their leaders.

Pisa became a naval force and historians attribute the discovery of the "naval ram", that metal beak that sinks enemy ships. The invention was used until the 19th century, the last ship with such a device being CSS Virginia.

Middle Ages

In the medieval period, Pisa was among the 4 great naval powers of the Mediterranean, along with Amalfi, Venice and Genoa. Pisa managed to defeat the Genoese in several battles, ending their domination of islands such as Corsica and Sardinia. They contributed to the defeat of El Cid in Valencia. The Pisans participated in the First Crusade and played an important role in the conquest of Jerusalem. Arriving in the Levant, they founded colonies in Acre, Jaffa or Tire, but also occupied large areas in Jerusalem and Caesarea. Their fleet was led by Archbishop Daibert, who would become the patriarch of Jerusalem.

A very important moment is that of 1063 when, under the leadership of Admiral Giovanni Orlandi, the Pisans took Palermo from the hands of the Saracen pirates. The treasure taken from them was the financing for everything that is today in Piazza del Duomo.

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

As nothing is eternal, the lucky star of Pisa would begin its sunset after the Naval Battle of Meloria in 1284, a battle in which the Genoese, with a weaker fleet but excellent tactics, ended the naval domination of Pisa. And things didn't stop there. In 1290, the Genoese completely destroyed the port of Pisa and covered the place with salt. In 1324 Sardinia was lost to the Aragonese. To these military failures was added the modification of the course of the river Arno and the formation of swamps that brought malaria.

What he resisted

The whole city resisted. Pisa was practically never occupied by enemy armies. Today it is one of the jewels of Tuscany. It also survived as a cultural center. His university, founded in 1343, was joined by other prestigious schools, such as the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa or the Scola Superiore Sant’Ana.

The city suffered enough damage during World War II. But he resisted again. American troops set up a military base near the city. This brought benefits to the whole area because the services, food and other necessary materials were provided by Italy. Moreover, the area became a holiday area for the soldiers stationed here and for the families who visited them. Tourism has developed rapidly around the main attraction, the Leaning Tower.

About the Leaning Tower

Its construction began in 1173 and was thought to be the dome's bell tower. From the beginning it was unique in its cylindrical shape. After the completion of the second floor, in 1178, the bell tower began to tilt, due to an unsuitable foundation for the sandy and unstable soil.

The work was interrupted for almost a century. But this led to the subsidence of the soil which was beneficial for the tower. The upper floors were built with a higher part to compensate for the inclination. It gave the tower a curvature. After the battle of Meloria, the works were interrupted again. Finally, the bell room was completed only in 1372.

As I said before, local guides know the most beautiful stories of the places they present. It is said that in the Second World War, the tower was used by the Germans as an observation point. The Americans suspected this, but never seeing such a bright white tower did they still have doubts and sent a reconnaissance mission. The beauty of the Tower and the Dome impressed the American soldier so much that he said it was not an observation tower and was spared by bombardment and artillery charges that would have destroyed him irretrievably.

In 1990 it had reached an inclination of 5 degrees. Works were started which, in 10 years, reduced it to 3.79 degrees.

In 1987 it was included, along with all the buildings in Piazza del Duomo (or Piazza dei Miracoli, as it is also called), in the Universal Cultural Heritage.

The 56 meter and 14500 ton tower, built with white Carrara marble is the most famous and visited monument of Tuscany.

What to visit

The city is worth a visit. Nobody misses the Miracles Square and the tower. I recommend starting the visit as soon as possible. In 2019, when I was with the group organized by Edelweiss Travel, there were queues of over two hours at both the Dom and the Leaning Tower. I gave up the idea of ​​climbing the tower and the Dom. After seeing them for a long time from the outside, the guide took us to see the Palazzo della Carovana which houses the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.

We then walked to the banks of the river Arno, the cradle of the city. Here we saw, from a distance, the facade of the church of Santa Maria della Spina, built in the purest Gothic style of Pisa (say the guides). We walked through the streets of Pisa and entered some small restaurants to make an impression about the gastronomic offer of the city. It is diverse and well developed. There are many small restaurants, with a special charm and strong personality. No one has anything on the menu that can't be offered. The muted music and the warm atmosphere make you forget that time is passing.


Pisa & # 8211 between miracle and beauty

Pisa is more mysterious than we would be tempted to believe. Historians still do not agree on the founders of the settlement. The origin of the name is also not established and there are not too many assumptions.

However, there is a theory based on ancient writings, including that of Servius (a Virgilian commentator), according to which the city was founded by Pelops (or Teuti) who arrived on the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian coasts after the Trojan War. This theory also includes the name of Pisa which would come from Pisa (Πῖσα), the place of origin of Pelops, a Greek town very close to Olympia, the place where the ancient contests that we know as Olympic Games.

Position and strength

The position of the city, at the mouth of the river Arno, gave it strength and economic possibilities. Today it seems hard to believe that, at the time of its establishment, the settlement was a seaport, but the alluvium brought by Arno for more than three thousand years has moved the coast to the west. Port cities have always been strong, but so have their leaders.

Pisa became a naval force and historians attribute the discovery of the "naval ram", that metal beak that sinks enemy ships. The invention was used until the 19th century, the last ship with such a device being CSS Virginia.

Middle Ages

In the medieval period, Pisa was among the 4 great naval powers of the Mediterranean, along with Amalfi, Venice and Genoa. Pisa managed to defeat the Genoese in several battles, ending their domination of islands such as Corsica and Sardinia. They contributed to the defeat of El Cid in Valencia. The Pisans participated in the First Crusade and played an important role in the conquest of Jerusalem. Arriving in the Levant, they founded colonies in Acre, Jaffa or Tire, but also occupied large areas in Jerusalem and Caesarea. Their fleet was led by Archbishop Daibert, who would become the patriarch of Jerusalem.

A very important moment is that of 1063 when, under the leadership of Admiral Giovanni Orlandi, the Pisans took Palermo from the hands of the Saracen pirates. The treasure taken from them was the financing for everything that is today in Piazza del Duomo.

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

As nothing is eternal, the lucky star of Pisa would begin its sunset after the Naval Battle of Meloria in 1284, a battle in which the Genoese, with a weaker fleet but excellent tactics, ended the naval domination of Pisa. And things didn't stop there. In 1290, the Genoese completely destroyed the port of Pisa and covered the place with salt. In 1324 Sardinia was lost to the Aragonese. To these military failures was added the modification of the course of the river Arno and the formation of swamps that brought malaria.

What he resisted

The whole city resisted. Pisa was practically never occupied by enemy armies. Today it is one of the jewels of Tuscany. It also survived as a cultural center. His university, founded in 1343, was joined by other prestigious schools, such as the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa or the Scola Superiore Sant’Ana.

The city suffered enough damage during World War II. But he resisted again. American troops set up a military base near the city. This brought benefits to the whole area because the services, food and other necessary materials were provided by Italy. Moreover, the area became a holiday area for the soldiers stationed here and for the families who visited them. Tourism has developed rapidly around the main attraction, the Leaning Tower.

About the Leaning Tower

Its construction began in 1173 and was thought to be the dome's bell tower. From the beginning it was unique in its cylindrical shape. After the completion of the second floor, in 1178, the bell tower began to tilt, due to an unsuitable foundation for the sandy and unstable soil.

The work was interrupted for almost a century. But this led to the subsidence of the soil which was beneficial for the tower. The upper floors were built with a higher part to compensate for the inclination. It gave the tower a curvature. After the battle of Meloria, the works were interrupted again. Finally, the bell room was completed only in 1372.

As I said before, local guides know the most beautiful stories of the places they present. It is said that in the Second World War, the tower was used by the Germans as an observation point. The Americans suspected this, but never seeing such a bright white tower did they still have doubts and sent a reconnaissance mission. The beauty of the Tower and the Dome impressed the American soldier so much that he said it was not an observation tower and was spared bombardment and artillery charges that would have destroyed him irretrievably.

In 1990 it had reached an inclination of 5 degrees. Works were started which, in 10 years, reduced it to 3.79 degrees.

In 1987 it was included, along with all the buildings in Piazza del Duomo (or Piazza dei Miracoli, as it is also called), in the Universal Cultural Heritage.

The 56 meter and 14500 ton tower, built with white Carrara marble is the most famous and visited monument of Tuscany.

What to visit

The city is worth a visit. Nobody misses the Miracles Square and the tower. I recommend starting the visit as soon as possible. In 2019, when I was with the group organized by Edelweiss Travel, there were queues of over two hours at both the Dom and the Leaning Tower. I gave up the idea of ​​climbing the tower and the Dom. After seeing them for a long time from the outside, the guide took us to see the Palazzo della Carovana which houses the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.

We then went to the banks of the river Arno, the cradle of the city. Here we saw, from a distance, the facade of the church of Santa Maria della Spina, built in the purest Gothic style of Pisa (say the guides). We walked through the streets of Pisa and entered some small restaurants to make an impression about the gastronomic offer of the city. It is diverse and well developed. There are many small restaurants, with a special charm and strong personality. No one has anything on the menu that can't be offered. The muted music and the warm atmosphere make you forget that time is passing.


The Leaning Tower of Pisa is not as steep

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is no longer as sloping as in previous years, which is very good news, given that the monument was in danger due to the steep incline.

Thanks to the engineering work started to save this medieval monument, which has become a major tourist attraction in central Italy, the Leaning Tower of Pisa has stopped tilting and even seems to be recovering, writes AFP.

Experts say that after 17 years of observation, & # 8222The Leaning Tower of Pisa is stable and its inclination has decreased slightly & # 8221. An engineering professor at the University of Pisa says the 58-meter-high monument has been straightened by 4 centimeters.

Between 1993 and 2001, under the leadership of Michele Jamiolkowski, a Polish naturalized Italian engineer, work was done to save the tower, which was in danger of collapsing. The works cost 28 million euros, and during their execution, public access to the tower was restricted.

Experts say the chances of the tower being completely restored are slim, especially since it was never straight, but the goal is to give it stability.

The construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa began in 1173 and began to tilt immediately after the completion of the upper floors, tilting even more after the completion of the work in 1372.



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