While in Pisa, the sight of the famous 61m tall tilted bell tower with a dramatic 5m lean is one of the the most iconic images worldwide. Take a climb to the top! Make sure to visit the Duomo di Pisa and the Battistero which complete the creamy white threesome nestled in the Field of Miracles.
See the Museo di San Matteo, a fantastic history and art museum which houses almost all of the original artwork from all the churches in and around Pisa. Then set off for a scenic 30 minute drive to Lucca, the home town of Giacomo Puccini. Lucca's medieval defensive walls were designed by Leonardo Da Vinci and were never breached.
See the spectacular Roman Amphitheater off the Via Fillungo, where concerts are hosted. Visit the Duomo di San Martino, a Romanesque cathedral dating back to 14th century. It offers a sculpture of the crucifixion attributed to an eyewitness, Nicodemus. The Torre delle Ore ancient clock tower with its original clock still working must be visited and climbed to enjoy the beautiful view over the city.
Take some time out at the relaxing Bagni di Lucca's Spa, it is an oasis of peace and serenity set in the mountains next to the Rivers Lima and Serchio. Stroll around and buy a Buccellato at a small store called Taddeucci, behind Saint Michael's church in the main square. This sweet-bread in the shape of a small baguette is filled with raisins and has a unique taste of anise and is only found in Lucca. Spend the night at the Hotel Alla Corte degli Angeli with its beautiful floral décor themes, before heading back to Pisa.