Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

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I Spot Santa’s video elf Whitey has seen Santa Claus in Italy many times throughout the years. In fact, we have insider information that Santa loves pizza. This is why he likes to make numerous trips with his reindeer to Italy throughout the year. Even when it isn’t Christmas Eve. So did Whitey find Santa in Pisa?

Italy is a really fun place for Whitey to visit during the holiday season. This is because there are so many beautiful places for White to get out and start looking for Santa. And as an extra there are so many fun traditions of Italian culture to explore as well. While Christmas Eve is still “the big night” in Italy, Whitey has another fun day to add to his calendar.December 6th!

St. Nicholas Day

This is St. Nicholas Day. During this fun and festive holiday children write letters to St. Nicholas and ask for gifts. This is also a time where kids learn new Christmas carols and songs to help them get in the spirit. When Whitey isn’t laying out his own sock or shoe on St. Nicholas Day. Just hoping for a treat! He is out exploring the Christmas markets around Italy. There are so many large cities and small villages that have their own Christmas markets during this time of year. This is a fun place to get unique handmade gifts for friends, family and all on your list.

Santa In Pisa

There are many beautiful cities in Italy. Whitey saw Santa at the beautiful Leaning Tower of Pisa located at the Piazza Dei Miracoli – “The Field of Miracles.” As you can see from the video above, it was a beautiful night for a sleigh ride. There was a perfect light blanket of snow falling on the ground. You may also notice from the video that something doesn’t seem quite…straight.

That is because Santa is flying by the leaning tower of Pisa! No, your laptops aren’t crooked. The tower is actually leaning and it is supposed to be that way.

Famous Pisa Tower

The famous Italian tower is leaning because of the weak clay the 14,500 ton structure was built on. It has been leaning for some time, but it is still safe to use. Most people in Pisa love it that way. There are 294 steps to the top of the tower (Whitey says getting to the top makes for the perfect spot to look for Santa).

Whitey was so inspired by seeing Santa fly by the Leaning Tower of Pisa,. That he decided to learn more about this wonky, wacky building and its history. He found out that numerous leaders of Italy have tried to fix the leaning tower. They even stopped construction for 100 years hoping the clay would harden. Today, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is still… leaning and it is a symbol of national pride for many Italians.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Whitey’s favorite places to see Santa fly by. What world-famous monument would you like to spot Santa at? Let us know below!

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