Today we took a short drive from Florence to visit Pisa. The Leaning Tower is certainly the main attraction, but the architecture of the nearby cathedral is wonderful. Construction of the tower started in 1173 and lasted more than 199 years. Pisa is also filled with countless “street merchants” selling fake sunglasses and handbags.
Following Pisa we relaxed at a quiet vineyard in Tuscany for a meal and wine tasting. The event was fun and the host was funny and knowledgeable. We even tried some different olive oils.
Tomorrow we leave Florence and head to Venice.