After my trip around Poland I flew to Italy and spent 72 hours in Pisa, “what did you do with yourself for 72 hours in Pisa” I hear you cry (if you could keep the crying to a minimum that would be great). Here’s what I did:
Leaning Tower of Pisa
How does the leaning tower of Pisa not fall over? Magic or a giant ghost holding it up? Either way you have to visit it when you’re in Pisa. The tower is actually smaller than I thought it would be, in fact at first I thought it was a replica for the proper big one around the corner but it wasn’t. Be sure to take a picture of everyone pretending to hold the tower up for the camera – there are at least 50,000 people doing this at any one time.
When you go to Pisa or anywhere in Tuscany, you have to visit Florence. I’ve been here three times now and it’s a really beautiful city, with art galleries, breathtaking architecture and David’s willy on every souvenir you could possibly think of. If you don’t mind small spaces and a lot of stairs then I suggest going up to the top of the Duomo. The view is amazing and the climb up is really quite an achievement.
Siena & Viareggio Beach
Unfortunately when I went to Siena is was pissing it down, biblical style. But even through my soaking coat hood I could still see that this medieval brick city is something special. The fan shaped centre square is the perfect place to have some delicious but pricey pizza and drink Peroni until the rain goes away.
When the sun does come out there a few gorgeous beaches nearby. During my short trip I jumped on a train from Pisa to Viareggio and spent the day at the seaside. When you’re on the beach you’ll see lots of Italians in very short trunks parading their tanned bodies around. No matter what their body looks like. Good for them. But as a young lesbian on her own it was rather uncomfortable – there was no where safe to rest my eyes. But overall the beach was great; there was sand, canoes, arcades and lots of bars to drink Peroni.
Have you been to Tuscany? Let me know what you thought about it and where you’d recommend going! 🙂