We kicked off our two Tuscan days in Pisa, discovering the stunning leaning tower (you can see it peeking behind the cathedral). It may be one of the most impressive things I've ever witnessed. I confess, I wasn't brave enough to climb the stairs to the top of the tower, but I guess it must be an unforgettable experience!
Trying to push the tower back into straight position...didn't work :)
Florence's biggest basilic (Santa Maria del Fiore) with its famous Il Duomo. I was quite shocked and disappointed to discover that apart from this basilic, all the Florentine churches have paid entries. I've never encountered this before and it was very disappointing. Especially, when the Florentine churches, compared to all the beautifully ornamented (and free) Roman ones, are characteristic by their very austere decoration.
The original Dante and his modern-day impersonation declaiming verses from the Divine Comedy.
The best gelato.
Michelangelo's David in front of the Palazzo Vecchi. This is just the copy, the real deal is inside, in one of the galleries, protected from the weather, pigeons and curious tourists alike.
Chocolate heaven: Lindt store in Florence, where I was literally like a small kid in Disneyland. Awesome!
If I wasn't absolutely scared of motorbikes, I could imagine myself riding throung Italian streets on this beauty.