In his eminent opus『La Divina Commedia』Inferno canto XXXI, Dante Alighieri referred the Torre Garisenda as a splendid metaphor of the looming, overshadowing titan Antaeus. “As seems the Garisenda, to behold beneath the leaning side, when goes a cloud above it so that opposite it hangs… “.
On the day trip to Pisa, the idea of this shrewd allegory flitted my mind so I looked up Le Torre from the opposite side clouds drift to (tilts 3,9m to southeast. at the moment, clouds are floating to same direction. Garidenda leans 2,37m to east.). Certainly I got the impression of the tower falling over me indeed.