Italian cities all have their own signature landmarks and salient qualities, and Pisa, of course, is no different.
If you plan on climbing the tower, get there early, as the number of visitors allowed inside the tower is limited. The doors open at 8 am, so be prepared – it's a good idea to book tickets in advance. Even if you do not intend to climb the tower, you’ll get the best pictures before and after the crowds and vendors throng around it, so plan on taking pictures early in the morning or closer to dusk.
If Pisa is the first day of your Tuscany ramblings, you might want to book a hop-on, hop-off tour. Highlights include sites such as the Piazza Arcivescovado and the Lungarni, a series of streets along the Arno river.
From Pisa, you should visit Florence. Known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is where you will find masterpieces such as Micheangelo's David and Giotto's bell tower.
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