The Sunday Post (Dundee)
Pisa nonsense from some Italian troops
I HAD a Roman holiday last week which also took in a wee trip to Pisa.
I romped round all the ancient ruins, cathedrals, basilicas and museums – fantastico!
I ate too much pizza, pasta and sampled a lot of their lovely Tuscan vino – magnifico!
I also sadly accepted the fact that hotels around the world haven’t mastered the simple task of toasting bread and that streaky bacon is, well, minging!
The one major disappointment of this wonderful trip, that took a while to sink in, happened when I was queuing at the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
A very innocent, bagless, Muslim family of three were rigorously searched, as we were, but denied entry by gun-toting troops because the mum and six-year-old daughter refused to take their face-free headscarves off.
So sad, intolerant and bigoted. A stupid and unnecessary response to the terrorist threat that only fuels resentment and hatred.
On a happier note I had the obligatory photo taken of me holding up the Tower!
Well when in, er, Pisa . . .