Leaning Tower of Pisa in Alabaster Comes to San Francisco

by Vicky - Spirit of Italy Tours on January 22nd, 2015

I was recently invited by the Italian Govt. Tourist Board to attend a workshop to meet representatives from the region of Tuscany (Italy). In addition to getting information on hotels and travel related facilities in this beautiful region, the Italian Consulate General to San Francisco was joined by other Italian dignitaries to unveil a 10-foot (approx.) replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa made out of alabaster.

The tower was made by 14 artisans over the course of 4 years from the town of Volterra where alabaster is still mined. It is comprised of more than 25,000 pieces and was made mostly by hand.

It will be on display in SF at the Westfield mall until February 10, 2015, before traveling to New York. It’s an outstanding piece of art!

Watch a clip of the unveiling here.




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