In all of the travel magazines that detail Italy, they always recommend a visit to Pisa and having been here for a a few days now, I can definitely see why. There's just something about the place. It's bustling with tourists but still manages to maintain that modest cultural feel. There's a few things you should definitely do should you ever decide to pop by:
1) Check out all the market stalls. Full of postcards, bracelets, bags, hats, handmade jewellery, mini Pisas
2) Visit a quintessential Italian restaurant off the beaten track. It's usually cheaper prices as it's not full of tourists but you also get that true Italian feel.
3) Go to the top of the tower. For a bargain 18 euros, you can walk to the top and soak up the beautiful views and feel the slant of the tower whilst you're walking up it.
4) Take a stroll along the river. Not only are the views very Venice-like but the breeze really gets you from this point which is always brilliant when there's not a bit of wind anywhere.
The view from the top of the leaning tower of Pisa- I just wanted to stay here all day.
There's nothing better than chilling out in the shade by the Pisa. Temperatures are soaring at the moment so it's a great way to hide away from the 40 degrees looming sun for half an hour or so.