When I was studying aboard my friends and I visited Pisa on one of the few free weekends we had. Most weekends had trips scheduled like to Siena. My visit did not do justice to the city. The day was really hot and I did not drink enough water. I’m pretty sure I ended up being a bit sun sick. The city was beautiful. The area around the Leaning Tower was a wide green lawn, there was not a cloud in the sky, and all the buildings were white.
One of the things that I should have done was climb the leaning tower. I didn’t at the time because it was hot and I didn’t feel great and those seemed to be good excuses at the time. Since then though I’ve kicked myself for walking away. I do my best now to always do everything I can on a trip because you never know if or when you will make it back.
If you have the opportunity, I do suggest visiting Pisa. Buy all of your tickets beforehand – it will save you so much time. We only had a short day in this beautiful Italian city before having to the train back to Florence but it was worth it. Given time I would have visited the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Museum. Take your lesson from me and don’t miss the opportunity.
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